Welcome to the library. 2013-2014 is going to be a great school year!
Librarian: Ms. Wilkins
(815) 784-5111 Extension 1740
I love reading; yes I do! I love reading.
How about you?
Library Humor: http://vimeo.com/66169135
Thanks to Mrs. McPheeters' Dramatic Writing
class for helping us get back our overdue books!
I would like to thank Mrs. Beynon's art classes for showcasing their
lovely artwork in the library. Their creativity and talent are
outstanding. Thank you all for making our library more beautiful. Mrs. Beynon,
LC News & Information
We are currently taking age appropriate young adult novel donations.
If any of you subscribe to current magazines that would interest
young adults, please bring in your new issues after you're done
Sending out a Special Thank You to Those Who
Helped Our Library Win a Grant for Books!
Thank you to those of you who donated to our latest Fiction Frenzy
grant. Your support means so much and helps our library thrive!
Thank you to our generous donors and thank you to
DonorsChoose.org. Please check back and donate to our latest grant,
"Back to School Bookpalooza" to help us get a jump on the new school
year. This will be posted next week.
We Need School Libraries!:
Times are tough and both public and school libraries are taking a hit. The first
link below provides access to a map of cities across the nation that don't have
school libraries. It's titled "A Nation without School Libraries". This is a great
disservice to communities. Imagine if our district's school libraries closed their
doors and students and staff were left without the support and resources
upon which they
depend. In some schools, it's happening. Libraries promote literacy, a lifelong
love of reading and learning, and the ability to find information ethically in
a constantly changing digital world. Please support your local and school
libraries and make sure our doors stay open!
A Nation Without School Libraries
Chicago's Lack of School Libraries Sparks Public Dispute
On a Lighter Note:
Libraries Will Survive!
Below is a link to a video made by public librarians, in which they sing about
their budget crises while conveying that libraries will survive as long as
patrons keep coming back to us! Check it out. . . .
Students are encouraged to check out the learning center
blog. Visit http://readforlifeandloveit.blogspot.com/
and click on "follow" in order to read discussions of
literature, movies inspired by books, and all things
connected to reading. If you're interested, please stop
in the learning center and give Ms. Wilkins your email
address so she can invite you to join.
Anyone who has collections or artwork they would like to showcase in the
learning center display cases should see Ms. Wilkins.
Are you a book lover? Do you like to spout off about which books you like and which ones you
don't? Then Shelfari is for you! This social networking site is perfect for book lovers and
avid readers who are interested in talking about books and connecting with others who love
to do the same. You can connect with book lovers, write book reviews, create wish lists, and
create your very own books shelf full of books you've read, those you want to read, and
those you recommend. It's like Facebook for book enthusiasts. Let's talk books!
The Abraham Lincoln Award Illinois High School Readers' Choice Award Master List 2013
Click on the link below to access the master list for this award. We have all 22 books in our
library, so come check them out!
.Books written by Mr. Oestreicher now available in the L.C.:
The titles are as follows:
Mr. Pumpkin & The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival: A 50 Year History
Thank you for the donation!
|Present and Accounted For (Second Edition)|
|With Full Honors (sequel novel)|
Genoa-Kingston High School is a member of the Reaching
Across Illinois Library System or RAILS. RAILS staff members manage
PrairieCat, a multi-type automation consortium of 90
online and 111 union listing libraries. Through this
interlibrary loan system, our library is able to borrow
resources from libraries across Illinois. Materials that
are available for borrowing are magazines, individual
book titles, or collections of books. Keep in mind that
when borrowing a book from another library, the wait
time is anywhere from two days to two weeks. Look for the
PrairieCat Icon on your desktop. Through this program,
you can search for and obtain books from other schools.
It is essential that we take care of and be responsible
for the books we borrow.