Celebrate your FREEDOM to read during Banned Books Week, Sept. 23-29.

Read, read, read or listen, listen, listen. Find a book, an ebook, or an audiobook and kick back to celebrate your freedom to read. From classics like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Harry Potter to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, you’ll love every word!

 

 

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Digital Citizenship

September Highlight: Digital Access

“Nine Elements.” Digital Citizenship, www.digitalcitizenship.net/nine-elements.html
 Digital Access: Full electronic participation in society.
  • Technology users need to be aware that not everyone has the same opportunities when it comes to technology.
  • Working toward equal digital rights and supporting electronic access is the starting point of Digital Citizenship.
  • Digital exclusion makes it difficult to grow as a society increasingly using these tools.
  • Helping to provide and expand access to technology should be the goal of all digital citizens.
  • Users need to keep in mind that there are some that may have limited access, so other resources may need to be provided.
  • To become productive citizens, we need to be committed to make sure that no one is denied digital access.
For more information on Digital Citizenship check out:
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eBooks for research and reading

You have many online options for research and reading for pleasure.

  • Overdrive: the KPBSD ebook and audiobook platform https://kenaihsak.libraryreserve.com/  Use your normal school log in (for staff use a 9 instead of the letter “e”)
  • WorldBook Online has added eBooks to their page. These range from research options in various topics to classic literature. https://www.worldbookonline.com/
  • The SOHI library has started a collection of eBooks for research as well. On the links at the right of this page click on Big Timber and Salem Press to view what’s available.

To use these databases from home, click on the Research Project Resources on the right or click on the “passwords” box in the SOHI Library Resources Canvas.

Remember to email me, twear@kpbsd.org, if you need any resources!

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Welcome Back!

Remember your SOHI Library has something for everyone! Feel free to stop by and look around, check out a book, read a magazine, hop on a computer, or just relax. We’re open from 7:15-4:30 Monday through Friday.

 

 

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Summer Read ebooks from Overdrive

These books are free to read from June 6-July 18.

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Free Audiobooks from April 26-July 25!

 

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 26 2018, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

 

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Featured eBook

Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen (click on title to preview the book)

Evil Librarian

He’s young. He’s hot. He’s also evil. He’s . . . the librarian. When Cynthia Rothschild’s best friend, Annie, falls head over heels for the new high-school librarian, Cyn can totally see why. He’s really young and super cute and thinks Annie would make an excellent library monitor. But after meeting Mr. Gabriel, Cyn realizes something isn’t quite right. Maybe it’s the creepy look in the librarian’s eyes, or the weird feeling Cyn gets whenever she’s around him. Before long Cyn realizes that Mr. Gabriel is, in fact . . . a demon. Now, in addition to saving the school musical from technical disaster and trying not to make a fool of herself with her own hopeless crush, Cyn has to save her best friend from the clutches of the evil librarian, who also seems to be slowly sucking the life force out of the entire student body! From best-selling author Michelle Knudsen, here is the perfect novel for teens who like their horror served up with a bit of romance, plenty of humor, and some pretty hot guys (of both the good and evil variety).

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Featured Audiobook

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely (click on title to preview the book)

That’s the sidewalk graffiti that started it all … Well, no, actually, a lady tripping over Rashad at the store, making him drop a bag of chips, was what started it all. Because it didn’t matter what Rashad said next — that it was an accident, that he wasn’t stealing — the cop just kept pounding him. Over and over, pummeling him into the pavement. So then Rashad, an ROTC kid with mad art skills, was absent again … and again … stuck in a hospital room. Why? Because it looked like he was stealing. And he was a black kid in baggy clothes. So he must have been stealing. And that’s how it started. And that’s what Quinn, a white kid, saw. He saw his best friend’s older brother beating the daylights out of a classmate. At first Quinn doesn’t tell a soul … He’s not even sure he understands it. And does it matter? The whole thing was caught on camera, anyway. But when the school — and nation — start to divide on what happens, blame spreads like wildfire fed by ugly words like “racism” and “police brutality.” Quinn realizes he’s got to understand it, because, bystander or not, he’s a part of history. He just has to figure out what side of history that will be. Rashad and Quinn — one black, one white, both American — face the unspeakable truth that racism and prejudice didn’t die after the civil rights movement. There’s a future at stake, a future where no one else will have to be absent because of police brutality. They just have to risk everything to change the world. Cuz that’s how it can end.

  • This book is also available to check out at your SOHI library.
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Featured Book

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (click on title to preview the book)

Seventeen-year-old ZÃÃlie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.

 

 

 

 

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Featured Book and Audiobook

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

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