We've got some new books in the library including this gem by Bryan Stevenson (read more details here). If you want to read about a true American hero (nick-named the U.S.'s Mandela) this is the book for you. Outstanding.
The logo may look a bit childish, but World Read Aloud Day is not just kids stuff! Children, teens, and adults all over the world are celebrating World Read Aloud Day today. Hopefully a few of your teachers will read aloud to you today . . .
Visit LitWorld for more information.
Celebrate something you may take for granted today, millions of people around the world are illiterate and their quality of life suffers because of it.
The film version of the second book in the Divergent Series, Insurgent, is due out March 20th. Take a look:
We made it to second semester! It's still February though and the weather seems pretty snowy. Better make sure you've got something to read in case you're snowed in! We've got a bunch of great new books in the library. Here are just a few:
There's proof. DNA tests show that Michael Jackson is Bruno Mars' biological father. Take a look here to find the article from Empire News.
It's from a news site so it must be true!
Here's the real story on Snopes.com
Turns out that Empire News is a "satirical and entertainment website".
There are more and more satirical and "fake news" sites out there every day. How can you keep from getting duped?
Check out this page on hoax-slayer.com for some great tips and a list of other "fake news" sites. Don't be fooled by what you read on the internet!!
Photos For Class is a great site that give you copyright free images. If you are making a website, wiki, or blog for school you must be very careful not to just use any images you find on Google. Make sure to use images that are copyright friendly. Try a search on Photos For Class - it also give you citation info!
You can borrow ebooks from the high school library using your own device at home. Follow these easy steps.
1) Download the free MackinVia app onto your smartphone or tablet.
2) Log in to MackinVia using your username that you use to log in to the school computers. Password is the same username.
3) Read or borrow a book right on your own device!
4) Request an ebook - see Ms. Arkans in the library to request an ebook for us to purchase, or use the online suggestion form on the Books page at the top of the website.
You can also go to the ebook tab on the library website and ready any of the ebooks we have on your computer. This option is great for some of the non-fiction/research type ebooks.
Find the next book in a series with Fantastic Fiction!
Ms. Arkans, Librarian
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Our mission is for all students to be effective, critical, ethical users and creators of ideas and information.