BRHS Library Times
Reading + Research + Activities
Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year!
I hope you all had a wonderful summer! Mine consisted of a lot of homework, with some camping, hiking and hot springs sprinkled in. Jessica got in as much Tahoe time as she could and enjoyed her time with her kids.
There are lots of new changes in the library, including the relocation of the interactive white board to a more defined instructional space that is great for lessons, activities and watching videos. And of course, with increased librarian time I am hoping to get you all in for some collaboration!
Hot New Books
- All the Light We Cannot See - Doerr, Anthony (Scribner, 2014). Pulitzer Prize winner!
- This One Summer - Tamaki, Mariko and Tamaki, Jillian (First Second, 2014). Caldecott Medal winning graphic novel
- Midwinterblood - Sedgwick, Marcus (Indigo, 2011)
- The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy and Imagination in a Digital World - Gardner, Howard and Davis, Katie (Yale University Press, 2013)
- Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out - Kuklin, Susan (Candlewick Press, 2014).
- Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts and Hooks Us - Carpenter, Murray (Plume, 2015).
Other New Resources
- Nonfiction section is being updated, with hundreds of new titles in social sciences, health, memoir, technology, woodworking, art history, and much more!
- DVDs and Audiobooks for ELA novels have been updated. See list here.
- Headphones and microphones are now available for checkout, allowing students to watch videos for class or produce multimedia of their own
- Advanced Placement and SAT/ACT study guides have been updated.
- 8 Kindle Fires are also available for checkout, with over a hundred AR-approved titles
Did You Know?
- Library calendar editing is now managed by Jessica and Ryan, but don't hesitate to call, email or stop by to get scheduled.
- Need video recommendations? Ryan is curating and loves finding documentaries and other primary sources... just ask!
- By popular demand a "coloring for calm" station is set up for students (and adults) who need a soothing break from it all...
- We are always looking to showcase student work in the library. Our walls are really sad right now!
- College-ready students don't just rely on Google. The Opposing Viewpoints database gives them high quality sources for their research! (Password Bruins)