SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 30, 2020, SYNC will give away two c
omplete audiobooks a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Register for SYNC and sign up for email or text alerts at www.audiobooksync.com. Listen to samples of all the titles on the Soundcloud playlist.
Yes, in some parts of the world, it’s already summer and school is either already or almost over for the year. The program runs from May-July (no books in August), so it will give you access to new books now.
Check with your English teacher if you want to use any of the books for your Independent Reading Projects.
Flex Block Library Makerspace Workshop: Do you want to give someone a Valentine’s Day card but want something a little more personal than a store-bought card? Come join the card making workshop in the Library Makerspace during Flex Block on February 13th and 14th. We’ll provide the supplies, you bring your creative ideas. Make a card for your loved ones. Friends? Family? Your bus driver? Everyone likes getting a handmade card full of love and appreciation! Sign up by choosing Workshopmakerspace on the Flex Block signup site MAKE SURE TO WRITE ‘CARD WORKSHOP’ IN YOUR PLAN. WE WILL DELETE FROM THE LIST ANYONE WHO DOESN’T FILL IN THEIR PLAN.
North’s 14th annual book sharing event Speed Book Blitz takes place Thursday, February 13th, 2020 at lunch in the library.
Why should you be a Book Blitzer?
Book sharing with a partner is practices skills you need for…
Speaking in public (you only talk to one person at a time)
Being a good listener
Meeting new people
Finding out about new books you might want to read
Building school community
Core Competency Chats
Books are awesome!
You get to eat in the Library!
There might be prizes!
Books are awesome!
So what happens at Speed Book Blitz?
How to Register
Get a sign-up form from the Library or your English teacher (red for students, lavender for staff) and fill it out.
You can choose any book you want to talk about, but it’s best to choose one you like (or really, really hate) so you’ll have lots to say.
Return the form to the bucket on the counter in the Library OR to Ms Cowley in room 17.
Wait excitedly for event day!
How to Prepare
Think about what you’d like to say about your book…or not.
Some people are planners, but some like to just ‘wing it’ when they get here. Do what works for you.
If you told us you are bringing your own copy of the book, remember to bring it to school on event day.
Come to the Library (with your lunch) as soon as the lunch bell rings.
How to Book Blitz
When you arrive in the Library, place your bag and coat on a table and find your designated seat (your name and book will be placed there).
Chairs will be arranged in two circles facing each other. Your partner will sit facing you.
Eat your lunch while waiting for everyone else to arrive.
During your “book blitz” you can say what the book is about, why your partner should read it, and/or what you loved (or hated?) about it.
Listen to what your partner says about their book. If it sounds good, write down the title or take a picture of the cover. Most books are available in our library and we have a list of who presented what.
One of the circles will rotate so everyone meets a new partner.
Repeat 5-7 times.
One of the Teacher-Librarians will go over these instructions again so relax and enjoy.
Thank you for supporting this annual event!
Note: The library will be closed to all other patrons during lunch.
During Assessment Week, the Library will have alternate hours and special events.
We are open REGULAR hours on Monday Jan. 20
We will be closed Tuesday-Friday after school.
We will be closed ALL DAY Thursday for the Numeracy Practice Sessions
We are also offering TWO movie events. Both films are based on books from Round 2 of the Book Brawl. All staff and students are welcome to attend. Use the films to help you decide which book(s) to vote onto Round 3:
Wonder–Based on the book by RJ Palacio will be screened Wednesday morning beginning at 9:00 am
Ready Player One–Based on the book by Ernest Cline will be screened Friday afternoon beginning at 12:30 pm
All Library Club members must attend the yearbook photo at LUNCH on Thursday, January 30th. Come immediately after the bell; we have lots of group photos to do and it will take a while. Bring your lunch.