Library News March 2019

Mrs. Maggiacomo's Monthly Memo

March Book Madness

After over 120 book suggestions, 16 books were selected. This past week students and staff voted for 8 books (Books were paired up to "Battle" each other.) The first round winners are listed under the picture below. The Sweet 16 Books were:


1. If I Grow Up by: Todd Strasser VS. The Hate U Give by: Angie Thomas


2. Wonder by: R.J.Palacio VS. Freak the Mighty by:Rodman Philbrick


3. Naruto by:Masashi Kishimoto VS. Fullmetal Alchemist by: Hiromu Arakawa


4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by: Jeff Kinney VS. Dork Diaries by R.R.Russell


5. I am still alive by:Kate Alice Marshall VS. Touching Spirit Bear by:Ben Mikaelsen


6. Brian’s Winter by: Gary Paulsen VS. The Last Kids on Earth by:Max Brallier


7. My Side of the Mountain by:Jean C. George VS. Where the Red Fern Grows by:Wilson Rawls


8. George by: Alex Gino VS. Marley and Me by: John Grogan

Lansingburgh was #1 for February downloads 301

Thank you to the teachers that visited the library to get their students using Sora.


Questar announced this week that now Sora can be accessed offline.


How can students access their downloaded titles offline?

In Chrome, soraapp.com will ask students if they would like to add a shortcut for an easy way to get back to their offline title. Once offline, students can open the Sora shortcut and go to their Shelf.

In Chrome, students would:

  • Select menu.
  • Select Download settings.
  • Select Add a shortcut.

If students are using FireFox, they can add a bookmark for the soraapp.com and easily return to their downloaded books.

If you have any questions, please let me know.