SWJH Media Center

Week of March 16-20

Rotary Club Seeking Used Books!

The Shakopee Rotary Club needs books for their annual book sales which take place April 24-26 and May 1-2.


If you have any gently used books, cds, dvds, fiction, especially children’s books, cookbooks, and travel books, please bring them to the Shakopee West Junior High Media Center between now and the first week in April. A bin is located at the entrance. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

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Young Authors' Conference is Thursday, March 19!

West Junior High will be sending 32 students to the 2015 Young Authors' Conference next Thursday, March 19. This year’s theme for the 25th annual Young Authors Conference is Outsmart Writer’s Block & Jumpstart Your Writing! It will once again be held at Bethel College.


Featuring keynote speaker, May Lee-Yang and hands-on breakout sessions led by published authors, illustrators, journalists, poets, and more, students will be challenged to take their writing to the next level.


Yang, who is a playwright, poet, prose writer, and performance artist, will share tips and tricks to getting into the creative zone, so you can harness the power of inspiration instead of waiting for it to come find you.

2015 YA Book March Madness Begins!

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Vote for your Favorite Book and WIN Prizes!

Our 2nd annual YA March Madness Tournament will begin on Monday, March 16! Initial match-ups have books in similar genres and as they advance there will be cross-genre competition. Stop by each day and vote for your favorite book in the match-up. Each day there will be two winners drawn for cool basketball prizes! Don't miss this fun opportunity to vote for some of your favorite reads! Staff and students may vote. Good luck, fans!

Match-ups this week...

Monday, March 16: The Selection (Cass) vs. If I Stay (Forman)

Tuesday, March 17: Mockingjay (Collins) vs. The Giver (Lowry)

Wednesday, March 18: The Fault in our Stars (Green) vs. The Raft (Bodeen)

Thursday, March 19: Rot & Ruin (Maberry) vs. The Forest of Hands and Teeth (Ryan)

Friday, March 20: Strike Three, You’re Dead (Berk) vs. The Crossover (Alexander)