Laker Library News

September 2018

What's New in Library Land

In this issue...


  • Free K-12 online databases
  • Banned Books Week
  • What's trending: Verse novels
  • New fiction and nonfiction titles
  • Reading Raffle
  • Laker Literacy Lab
  • Library Advocacy Corner: Ted Talk "What to Expect from Libraries in the 21-st Century"



The California Department of Education, in partnership with California School Library Association, is now offering K-12 students access to a collection of free online databases. Click on the title link above to view and list of databases you can reference to conduct scholarly research, ebooks, etc. Bookmark this document!

What is it?

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read by encouraging readers to read books that have been challenged or removed from library shelves. Celebrate your freedom to read! Click on the title link for more information about Banned Books Week, a list of banned/challenged books, and what you can do to promote an appreciation for ALL books.

Verse Novels

Fast-paced, non-boring books for a quick read

Verse novels, or novels in verse, are in high demand among YA readers, and authors and libraries are meeting the demand. Last year, NTHS library expanded its verse novel collection significantly to include verse novels that appeal to diverse readers. If you have never read a verse novel, visit the library and check one out today!

New YA Fiction and Nonfictoin Titles!

Laker Literacy Lab

The library is now equipped with a literacy lab available for literacy workshops, book talks and tastings, meetings, and literacy instruction. In addition to instructional use, students may use this space for independent and/or group study. The lab contains:

two large flat screen monitors with Googlecast, AppleTV, Mac Computers, printers, rolling whiteboards, and supplies.

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Library Advocacy Corner

https://youtu.be/fa6ERdxyYdo