New eBook Collection – just arrived!

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Click “NEW” above to find out about our new eBook collection at École Capitol Hill Library!

 

September 17 & 18 – come check out the newly renovated computer lab!

Timeline for technology upgrade in the library

http://www.timetoast.com/flash/TimelineViewer.swf?passedTimelines=295953

Red Cedar Book Club

The My Future Library Red Cedar Book Club kicked off this week on November 23st, 2012.   Participating students meet each week in the library on Wednesday from 12:15-1:00 to discuss the Red Cedar books.   Students have six months to read the various selections as voting will take place in April, 2013.   So far, I have observed that the nonfiction book 100% Pure Fake by Lyn Thomas has been very popular and the fiction book The Giant Slayer by Iain Lawrence has been flying off the display shelf!

Keep up the good reading club members!

Interested in joining the Red Cedar Book Club?  It is NEVER too late.   Check out our club next Wednesday at 12:15 in the library!

http://www.redcedaraward.ca/index.php

Book trailers for new books in the library

Here are links to  book trailers for some of the exciting new selections in the library this year:

Intermediate Novels: (Click on the book to access the book trailer)

THE MAZE RUNNER by James Daschner   

LEVIATHAN by Scott Westerfeld                   

SKELETON CREEK by Patrick Carman          

Picture Books:

Amelia Frump and Her Peanut Butter Loving Overactive Imagination by Debbie Roppolo

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Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth

Non-fiction:

If the World Were a Village by David J. Smith 

En français:

Une Petite Bouteille Jaune de Angèle Delaunois

Cosmo le Dodo de Pierre Racine

Si le monde était un village de David J. Smith (traduction)

Hey kids!  Don’t forget to vote for your favourite book using the monthly survey!  You will be entered to win prizes! Click on our mascot below to vote now!

WELCOME TO MY FUTURE LIBRARY!

INTRODUCING….. THE MY FUTURE LIBRARY SPACE EXPLORER! The Library Space Explorer will be My Future Library‘s 2012-2013 mascot.

He…or she… represents our library theme for the year: READING IS OUT OF THIS WORLD! But our Library Space Explorer arrived on Earth with no name….. ! If you would like to name our SPACE EXPLORER, here’s how:

Submit your very best creative story, poem, essay or video that features the the MY FUTURE LIBRARY SPACE EXPLORER as the protagonist (main character). Our staff will select 10 finalists (5 primary, 5 intermediate) who will be introduced at our October assembly. Then, parents, teachers and students will be have a change to vote in the library or online for their favourite name.

Deadlines for submissions are September 28th, so start writing! See below for the contest guidelines.

Good luck!

GUIDELINES FOR THE “NAME OUR SPACE EXPLORER CONTEST:

  • contest is open for all My Future Library students, K-7
  • one entry per student please
  • all entries need to include and official “NAME OUR SPACE EXPLORER” contest entry form (available in the library or click on the space explorer above)
  • submissions may be in French or English
  • contest open for all students, K-7
  • quality over quantity, maximum of 500 words
  • all formats are encouraged: prose, poetry, even video, BE CREATIVE!
  • a total of 10 publications will be selected, 5 from primary and 5 from intermediate
  • printed text must be neatly printed
  • contest closes 3:15 pm on September, 28th, 2012

THE YOUNG READERS CHOICE AWARD NOMINEES ARE IN THE LIBRARY!!

Exciting news My Future Library bibliophiles! The Young Reader Choice Award Nominees (junior and intermediate selections) are now in the library!     The books are divided into two categories: junior and intermediate.  Junior books are designed for grades 4-6 while the intermediate selections are geared for grades 7-9.   No, that doesnt mean that you cannot take out an intermediate selection if you are in Grade 4!   This is merely a guideline to cater to reading levels.  Remember to use the 5 finger test to ensure that the reading level is right for you!  

For a list of the junior and intermediate books, check out:

http://www.pnla.org/yrca/2012nominees.html

Here is my review of my favourite YRCA nominee so far:

Like a good STEAMPUNK adventure?  Check out Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Book trailer:

http://scottwesterfeld.com/books/leviathan/

Words from the author:

http://scottwesterfeld.com/about-the-author/

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS!

 

I am excited to announce that students in division 1, 2, and 3 have now been registered for Battle of the Books.     The competition is in the spring.  Our library has copies of the 10 2012 titles included in the junior competition this year:

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            Camp X: Trouble In Paradise: Trouble In Paradise By Eric Walters       

The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan

Camp X Trouble in Paradise by Eric Walters

Tunnels of Time by Mary Harlekin Bishop

                  

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
                                                               
Big Nate: In A Class by Himself by Lincoln Peirce
The Sword Thief (39 Clues Series) by Peter Lerangis
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
How to Train your Dragon by Cresida Cowell
For more details on this fun event and for sample questions, check out the Battle of the Books website at  http://bookbattle.ca.