What's going on in the library
August Book Club
The PHS Book Club will be reading two books this month, a fiction novel and a nonfiction memoir.
Backlash by Sarah Littman (fiction)
Three Little Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter (nonfiction)
The next meeting will be Wednesday, September 21 at break in the library. Everyone is welcome.
March Book Club
Happiness is FORTY FREE BOOKS! The March Book Club meeting was exciting as students picked the advanced reader's copy of their choice to read and review. Many thanks to Little, Brown Company for Young Readers for these ARCs! The students' reviews of the books provide the publisher and authors with feedback from their teen readers before the books are officially published. Sometimes their feedback gets created into shareable social media graphics:
March is Women's History Month! Come to the library and check out our Women of Action books.
Book Club Gets Advanced Readers' Copies
On January 13, 2016, the PHS Book Club members got to experience Christmas all over again as twenty-five free books were passed out to them at break! These books were advanced readers' copies sent by a publisher for the students' feedback. In order for the students to get a free book, they had to agree to fill out a short questionnaire after reading the book giving their opinion of the books' cover, main character, and overall appeal.
October is Teen Read Month
Every Thursday in October the library will host Book Pictionary at break! The library gets packed pretty quickly, so come early for a good seat. You don't want to miss this! New this year is a trivia game called Famous Lines. Come to the library on Tuesdays at break to play.
Book Swap September
Bring paperback or hardback books that you no longer want to the library and receive a ticket from Mrs. Rodgers. Then on Sept. 30, bring your ticket(s) back to the library & swap it for a book that someone else has brought in. Books must be age appropriate, in good condition, & "worthy" of swapping.
UPDATE: OVER 100 BOOKS WERE SWAPPED!
Salem Press eBooks
Click here to view the titles below. The library also has hardcover books for each of these titles.
The 1920s in America
Click here for ebook access. Contact Mrs. Rodgers for instructions for logging in.
New books will be arriving each month this fall. Stop in to see the latest award winners and bestsellers! Some favorites so far include The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey and Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian.
The library has received two book shipments since spring break with another to arrive by April. Stop by and see these new books with topics such as Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow, Prince William, Stephanie Meyer, Lucille Ball, Starbucks, the Olympics, Internet Censorship, YouTube, Roller Coasters, and Plastic Surgery. Plus tons of new fiction that will keep you reading until summer! See you in the library!
New Books for November
Come to the library and see the latest titles!
Ice Shock: The Joshua Files
The Dragon Turn: The Boy Sherlock Holmes, His Fifth Case
Witches!: The Absolutely True Tales of Disaster in Salem
The Name of the Star: Shades of London, Book one
Steampunk!: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
Scholastic Poetry Writing Contest
Write a haiku that answers this question "What adventures does your future hold?" to enter for a chance to win some pretty awesome prizes. The deadline is November 18, 2011. Go to www.scholastic.com/dellhaiku to enter!
October's new titles!
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
Bronxwood by Coe Booth
Deep Zone by Tim Green
Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
Queen of Hearts by Martha Brooks
Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw
Supernaturally by Kiersten White
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet Below the Chiliean Desert by Marc Aronson
Book Club Reads to Daycare Kids
On October 6, 2011, millions of people across the nation read Llama Llama Red Pajama to kids in schools, community centers and homes. The PHS Book Club participated in the event by reading the book, as well as several other titles, to 2-5 year-olds at the Circle of Friends Daycare.