Monday, February 27, 2017

Books of the Week, Feb 27

Elementary - Who Was Steve Irwin? by Dina Anastasio, illustrated by Jim Eldridge
Describes the life and career of Steve Irwin, famously known as the Crocodile Hunter, from his childhood and early love of animals to his rise in popularity as a film and television star and naturalist.
921 IRW @ the library

Middle School - Tech Titans by Carla Killough McClafferty
Explores the lives and work of six figures who have had an influence on technology, including Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Jeff Bezos.
338.7 MCC @ the Library

High School Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures As the World's Most Wanted Hacker by Kevin Mitnick, with William L. Simon
Kevin Mitnick discusses his life as a wanted hacker by the FBI, describing his interest in infiltrating the computers and networks of large corporations, and providing insight into the computer security industry in the twenty-first century.
921 MITNICK @ the Library

Friday, February 10, 2017

And the award goes to....

Throughout library land, people are excited by the announcement of the 2017 award winning books and media. These winners are chosen as the-best-of-the-best of everything that was published the previous year.

You can view the children's and young adult awards by clicking through the slideshow below. Many of these are available in various formats through the SCC library.

We at SCC would like to send our heartfelt congratulations to all the authors, illustrators, and publishers of these amazing books.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Books of the Week, Feb 6

Elementary - Valentine's Day Secret by Carolyn Keene and illustrated by Macky Pamintuan
As the girls make stuffed animals at Farmer Fran's Barnyard Buddies, Nancy gets stuck in the middle of George and Bess's worst fight ever after Bess receives a mean Valentine and thinks George was the sender.
FIC KEE @ the library

Middle School - Ms. Marvel 3: Crushed by G. Willow Wilson; art by Elmo Bondoc and Takeshi Miyazawa
Love is in the air in Jersey City as Valentine's Day arrives! Kamala Khan may not be allowed to go to the school dance, but Ms. Marvel is! Well, sort of--by crashing it in an attempt to capture Asgard's most annoying trickster! Yup, it's a special Valentine's Day story featuring Marvel's favorite charlatan, Loki! And when a mysterious stranger arrives in Jersey City, Ms. Marvel must deal with...a crush! Because this new kid is really, really cute. What are these feelings, Kamala Khan?
GN WIL @ the Library

High School - How They Met, and Other Stories by David Levithan
A collection of eighteen stories describing the surprises, sacrifices, doubts, pain, and joy of falling in love.
SC LEV @ the Library

Friday, February 3, 2017

Winners from 2nd quarter! Chance to win in 3rd!

Half way done with the year and there are some winners to announce! During second quarter, students in grades 5-12 had the opportunity to participate in our One School One Book program. Middle school students could read the book Big Top Burning, a non-fiction book about a circus fire in the 1940s, while the high school students could read the book Food: The New Gold, an exploration of how our food is produced. Students who read the book and wrote a review in our library catalog (Destiny) would be entered in a drawing to win a $50 Visa gift card. Winners for 2nd quarter were:
  • Jacob Monicken-Selb
  • Jenna Wehausen
  • Nicolas Harney
  • Baylee Ann Jewell
  • Reese Heebink
Congratulations to all of you for your dedication to reading!

Third quarter we will continue One School One Book! Middle school students can read The Way and high school students can read Catch & Release. Both books are available as ebooks on the respective schools' Destiny Discover, though there are also paper copies in the library.

Questions about the program or our current books can be sent to me anytime!