Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Spring Has Sprung!

The library has been super busy this week!  Mrs. Alling's and Mrs. Bates' science classes have been learning about the Apollo 11 space mission using the book Team Moon:  How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon by Catherine Thimmesh.  The Apollo 11 had lots of people working to make it successful.  HMS students learned about all of the challenges in the space mission.

Next week is Spring Break, so make sure you stop by and pick up some reading for the break.  The library just got a shipment of new titles so be sure to ask about those.

Have a safe and happy Spring Break!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Today is International Women's Day and March is Women's History Month

If you follow Twitter then you will see that #InternationalWomenDay is trending today.  This day is a part of Women's History Month and is a great opportunity to showcase books about remarkable women as well as books written by women.  The library has a display dedicated to women who have impacted history in some way.

But don't forget about your favorite female characters from books.  One of my favorite books of all time is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Jane is a smart and strongwilled woman whom I admire because she always makes the moral choice even when it will cost her personally.  Or what about Elisa from The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson? Elisa is supposed to be the chosen one but most people see her as lazy and fat.  But Elisa doesn't let people define her and she goes on to fufill her destiny.

 There are tons of books in our library filled with memorable female characters.  Stop by today and pick up a novel with a character who will inspire you.

Look at this blog post written by Karina Glaser for Book Riot.  There are tons of memorable characters and I am sure you will find the right book for you!

Book Riot-Strong Female Characters