……….Hello all. I find it hard to believe that it is still September. By now, you’ve hopefully settled into a bit of a routine to help you navigate through the long school year ahead. Life in the library, thus far, has been as expected, with its bumps and starts.
……….Right now we are working hard to weed and restock our fiction collection, and we would like to invite you to check out some of our recent acquisitions. Among our new arrivals are:
- Dark Dude, Oscar Hijuelos
- Evil Genius, Catherine Jinks
- Beautiful Music for Ugly Children, Kristin Cronn-Mills
- Dope Sick, Walter Dean Myers
- 11/22/63, Stephen King
- Peanut, Ayun Halliday
- Blueprints for Building Better Girls, Elissa Schappell
- Digital People, Sidney Perkowitz
- The Book of Numbers, Peter Bentley
- Eat Fresh: recipes for teen chefs, Rozanne Gold
……….The books that we remove from our bookshelves are usually deleted because they are either in really poor physical condition or there are multiple copies, but none are being checked out. We’ll keep these around near the entrance to the library and they are free to take home. If they are not adopted by anyone from our school, they will eventually be donated to various charities. Among the copies on their way out are:
- The Broker, The Pelican Brief, The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
- Blindsight, Vital Signs, Mortal Fear by Robin Cook
- Weep No More My Lady, Stillwatch, Moonlight Becomes You by Mary Higgins Clark
- Cyclops, Treasure, Inca Gold by Clive Cussler
- Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel
- Green Mansions by W.H. Hudson
- Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
………Do not fear, for we are keeping at least one copy of most of these titles (for posterity’s sake) but we need to make room for changes.
……….I would also like to remind teachers, students and others that the Haverhill High School library OPAC (Online Patron Access Catalog) is available for all to use at: https://haverhill-ps.follettdestiny.com
……….Finally, I would like to invite everyone to see the library media center as a welcoming place for academic work. Please bring your classes down to use the computer labs and feel free to ask me or Mrs. Sicard for assistance with anything. We understand that there are sometimes problems with the computers (logging on, finding documents, broken keyboards, trouble printing) and we are ready to deal with these and other worries you may encounter. We want to have the library media center full of students and teachers doing the work they need to do, and to this end, we try to accommodate everyone that asks to join us. We believe that a culture of work, high expectations and personal responsibility is infectious and that is what we are trying to create in the library media center.
……….We ask that teachers and students who have a free or study period, stop by to do their work somewhere in our library, so that by example, they might remind those who have forgotten why we are school, exactly what we’re supposed to be doing there.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great day.
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