BANNED BOOKS WEEK! September 22-28

From the website of the ALA office for intellectual freedom:

Banned Books Week (September 22-28, 2019) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. It brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship.”

Celebrate your right to read! Take a look at some of the frequently challenged books (by year).

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Featured Books

New Book:

Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera (click on link to preview the book)

Dealing in Dreams

Sixteen year old Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City, but when she sets her sights on giving this life up for a prestigious home in Mega Towers, she must decide if she’s willing to dot he unspeakable to get what she wants.

 

New Audiobook:

The Call of the Wild by Jack London (click on the link to preview the book)

The Call of the Wild

The story begins at the dawn of the Klondike Gold Rush, when capable sled dogs are in high demand. Half St. Bernard and half sheep dog, Buck is stolen from an estate in California’s idyllic Santa Clara Valley and shipped north.

 

New eBook:

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli (click on the link to preview the book)

The Upside of Unrequited

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love. No matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t seem to stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful.

 

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It’s a new school year and it’s going to be a great one!!

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Important Research Tip!

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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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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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