Library Newsletter

April 2018 Edition

#swvbc (Somewhat Virtual Book Club)

The Somewhat Virtual Book Club meets monthly in Google Hangouts to discuss books with other high school students around the world. I think Vermont should be represented! This month's book selection is Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds. Long Way Down has been nominated for countless awards in the last year: National Book Award, Printz Award, Coretta Scott King Award and more. Long Way Down is written in verse and is a very quick read. Stop by the library to pick it up. Please RSVP with Mrs. Putney if you are interested in attending the virtual book group.


What: Somewhat Virtual Book Club on Long Way Down by Reynolds

Where: Hunter Seminar Room with Mrs. Putney

When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Free Summer Listening-starts NOW!

SYNC AUDIO 2018—launches April 26th and ends July 25th! Giving away 26 titles—two paired FREE audiobook downloads a week. This year's authors include Kwame Alexander, Jazz Jennings, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

New to Our Collection

Read Harder Challenge

Read Books ➡️ win prizes❗️This month: Cilantro gift cards. Next drawing: April 30th at 2:45 pm. Winners announced on the Library Instagram page.


Click here for more information about the Read Harder Challenge.


This month we are highlighting the "Mix Tape" category. This broad category includes any book which is a collection. This can be a collection of stories, essays, poems, plays. Look at our Pinterest board or check out the display in the library for book suggestions. Though we are spotlighting the Mix-Tape category this month, of course you may read the categories in any order. It's your challenge: you choose the books.

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Margi Putney

Library Media Specialist

Burr and Burton Academy