In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day coming up in a couple weeks, check out this book recommended by our English teacher, Mrs. Macias!
Everyone has heard of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, but have you heard of Claudette Colvin? Claudette was the first teenager to refuse to give her seat to a white woman on the bus during Jim Crow laws. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose is the story of a courageous 15 year old who stood up for justice while many adults were afraid to do so. Most of us know of the adults who lead the way during the Civil Rights Movement, but this book talks about key figures who made a difference as teenagers. Jeremiah Reeves, Emmett Till, Mary Louise Smith, Aurelia S. Browder, and Susie McDonald are just some of the young people you will read about in this book. As you read, you will encounter pictures in almost every page depicting racist signs used during Jim Crow, excerpts from newspapers of the time, mug shots of Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and other Civil Rights leaders, and even a copy of Claudette’s fingerprint record from her arrest. The best part of Claudette’s story is that she is still alive today, and she continues to visit schools to share her story. Pick up this award-winning novel, and immerse yourself in the story of how a timid, but brave teenager changed history.
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice is available in the library (Call Number: 323.09 HOO) or as an eBook on OverDrive. For information on how to check out books on OverDrive, click here.
Come to the library to help fulfill a little girl's Christmas wish by sending her a card! Safyre Terry suffered burns on 75% of her body in a fire that killed the rest of the her family. Her Christmas wish is to receive a card from people all around the world. Come to the library to write her, and anyone else you'd like, a Christmas card!
Click here to read more about Safyre's story.
This Halloween, our books are masquerading as emojis! The library has created a list of books using emojis. Guess 10 out of 14 book titles to be in the running for a GIANT bag of Halloween candy. Stop by the library for more details and to enter the contest! Winner will be announced on Oct. 30th.
Come to the library to try out our new 3D printing pens! Create anything your imagination and skill can come up with. It's easier than you think!
3D pens work like 3D printers in that you can create custom plastic designs. The plastic is the same kind of plastic as Legos, so it's strong and durable!
The Library is holding a contest to win movie tickets to see the 2nd installment of the Maze Runner series,
The Scorch Trials! Contest will run from Sept 14 - Sept 18!
All you have to do is create a funny, witty, and creative caption to the scene below. Submit your captions by making a comment on this blog post. Click on the comment links at the top right or bottom left of this post. Please keep your posts clean and appropriate…or you'll be disqualified and fed to the Cranks (read the book and you'll understand!).
Winners will be chosen at random from the comments section and announced on Friday, the 18th.
So please put your full name or we won't know who you are!
Congrats to Mary Thompson who won the $10 Amazon gift card for our Bookface Challenge! Take a look at some of the awesome photos we received. You'll even catch a couple teachers in there!
Well, another year of school has started! The Library has a lot of plans for the new year and we're starting things off with a new contest!
It's called a Bookface Challenge. The idea is to find a book that features a body part on the cover. You then need to take a picture of yourself and the book to make it seem like the book cover is part of your body. It's kind of complicated to explain, so take a look at the pictures below for ideas. (For more ideas, Google "Bookface" or search on Twitter/Instagram for #bookfacefriday)
Email the photos to Miss Hopkins and you'll receive a candy bar. On Sept 4th, there will be a drawing for the Grand Prize…a $10 Amazon gift card! So get snapping away!
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