Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Making Merry!

After a successful Maker Space activity, I got the crafting bug.  So I decided to decorate the library's very own Christmas tree.  With the help of Pinterest and a little trial and error, I came up with some cute ornaments with a little library flair.

Stop by if you'd like to create an ornament!


Bird ornaments!  My favorite!

tree ornament

The entire tree



Monday, November 14, 2016

It's Maker Monday!

Today is Maker Monday in the HMS Library.  We will be doing some awesome craft projects as well as playing some games like Blokus or Chess.  Our projects  may be low tech but that doesn't mean low value.  Kids will learn how to read directions, think critically and problem solve.   HMS Library is "making" it happen.  Pics to come later!


Update:  We had a great time "making" for Maker Monday.  It might not have been technology but following directions and figuring out how to make something is hard work.  The students did a great job of thinking of better ways to do things and I was amazed at how innovative our students can be.  

It's Maker Monday!

Today is Maker Monday in the HMS Library.  We will be doing some awesome craft projects as well as playing some games like Blokus or Chess.  Our projects  may be low tech but that doesn't mean low value.  Kids will learn how to read directions, think critically and problem solve.   HMS Library is "making" it happen.  Pics to come later!



Thursday, November 3, 2016

What Should I Read Next?

Sometimes after I read a really "good" book, I hit a slump because I feel like I will never find a book as wonderful as the last one.  So I have compiled a list of read alikes so that you can find your next great book.

Harry Potter Read-Alikes
The Familiars series by Epstein
Bartimaeus series by Stroud
The Green Atlas series by Stephens
Children of the Lamp series by Kerr
Magyk series by Sage
Pendragon series by McHale

Divergent Read-Alikes
Red Queen series by Aveyard
The Glass Arrow by Simmons
Testing series by Charbonneau
Legend series by Lu
Gone series by Grant
Unwind series by Shusterman
Uglies series by Westerfield
5th Wave series by Yancey

These are just a sampling of some read-alikes you might enjoy.  Stop by the library for more suggestions.

Remember--Life is too short to read a book you don't like unless it is an assigned class novel. (I'm afraid I can't help you with that one.)


Happy Reading!