Library Dept. Pages Update

If you're a teacher, librarian, student or parent in my district, you may be interested in checking out our newly updated library department web pages. I/we will be adding more content over time, but for now, the basics and some interesting other resources have been updated and added---student resources, parent resources, teacher and librarian resources. …

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Sync Audio Books for Teens

Every year for the spring and summer months, SYNC Audio Books for Teens puts out a weekly pair of free audio books. A current popular book is matched with a more classic one that mirrors the themes of the other. It's a great opportunity to obtain a personal library of free audio books that have …

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Authors TONIGHT!

I just saw this cool bookstore in Massachusetts has a few online webcasts you may be interested in. TONIGHT the author Jeff Kinney, who has written the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series of books, will be speaking with another author, Rebecca Stead. You can find the virtual event here at 7 PM tonight.

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Everywhere Book Fest

Something fun you might be interested in as a reader/writer, is the Everywhere Book Fest coming up on May 1st & 2nd. It's a two day online event that highlights various authors you might know (or not). If you like to read, it's a great opportunity to hear authors speak about their ideas, process, stories, …

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Author Jason Reynolds

The Library of Congress is sponsoring a cool series with author Jason Reynolds where he will discuss his writing process and at the end of each video episode, he'll give young people a prompt to help spur their own creative process. The first episode was this past week. You can find more information and the …

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Research Help!

Are you working on a research paper or project? Is your teacher asking you to find information on a topic? Do you need help coming up with a topic? Evaluating information to see if it's quality? Citing your work? Proquest (a large database company) is making their Research Companion resources freely available for students until …

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Public Library Cards!

Hi everyone, The Buffalo and Erie County Library (BECPL) now has opened up the option of getting a library card online---since the locations are closed, you can still access online ebooks, audio books and music, but you need to have a card. This page has the form to fill out to get your online resource …

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April is National Poetry Month

Did you know that a whole month is dedicated just to poetry? April is the lucky month for a celebration of poetry. I think it's fitting, as poetry can be so uplifting, even when it addresses a serious topic. Spring and poetry seem to go together. I've put together a few poetry resources for students …

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