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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Featured Book

Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess

Seventeen-year-old Blade endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past and navigate the challenges of his former rockstar father’s addictions, scathing tabloid rumors, and a protected secret that threatens his own identity.

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Featured AudioBook

I am Malala by 

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school.

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Canvas

Don’t forget to accept Ms. Wear’s invitation to her SOHI Library Resources in Canvas. You can find database passwords and other resources there!

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Featured Book of the Week

Wonder by R.J. Palacio (click on title to preview)

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

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