Spend some time exploring Hi-Fi for Wi-Fi, a new site that presents and curates video book trailers for historical fiction novels for young adults. The books are arranged into historical eras. New trailers will be added so check back. Have fun exploring.
Plans are in the works for a new club at Prairie Point called The Library Club (TLC). This club will meet in the library and will participate in activities related to books, reading, and libraries. Exact details about the club and its activities are not known yet because they will depend on student input. If you are a Point student, please complete this brief survey even if you do not think you are interested in the club. It will give you more information about what the club might do and be and will help us plan the best club possible. Thanks for your input!
Library Club Student Survey
The Point Library is now on Pinterest. Click the button to follow all of our new book boards. Or, read them all on the new New Books page. By the way, we've gotten a lot of new books lately so now would be a good time to check out these boards!
Students on the 9th grade Hawk Team have been searching for a new book for a committed relationship through a little Book Speed Dating in the library. Many good matches have been made during the last few days. Some overheard comments:
"Right now I'm in a committed relationship with Kaffir Boy."
"This book has great text appeal."
Are you anxiously awaiting the publication of Hard Luck, number 8 in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, even though you've officially outgrown the series years ago? We are too and will have it in the library soon for your reading pleasure. But if you're ALSO looking for a new read that will appeal to an older and wiser Diary of Wimpy Kid fan, check out this list of read-alikes (books with similar themes, styles, characters, etc.) to the series.
The Book Fair will run from today through next Monday, October 21 from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM in the Library. We will also be open from 3:30 - 8:00 PM on Thursday, Oct 17 and Monday, Oct. 21 in the front foyer. Please bring your parents or guardians by the fair when you come for conferences. There are many great books to choose from. All proceeds benefit the Point Library.
These audiobooks were added today to our Catalist Digital collection:
Kidnapped #1: The Abduction by Gordon Korman
Kidnapped #02: The Search by Gordon Korman
Kidapped #03: The Rescue by Gordon Korman
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
You can access these new books and the rest of our audio collection in one of 3 ways:
1. If you have an iPad, an iPod touch or an android device, you can access our audiobooks via the Catalist Digital app. See Mrs. Wilding or Mrs. Walter for the Point username and password.
2. From the library catalog website, click on FollettShelf on the right-hand side. Login with your Prairie username and password. Click the Digital Resources Links tab at the top of the page and then click the Catalist Digital link.
3. Go directly to catalistdigital.com and then click Students at the bottom of the page. See Mrs. Wilding or Mrs. Walter for the Point username and password (all students will use the same username and password for this resource).
Take a look at Newsela - a new website that contains news articles in the areas of War & Peace, Money, Kids, Science and Law. Each article is written at 4 different lexile levels so that all of your can experience the same content at the appropriate reading level. Many articles also include reading comprehension quizzes that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Teachers can create classes and assign articles to read. See Mrs. Wilding for more info.
Check out this very short presentation about what's new in the library. It includes directions on how to get and set up the new app for downloading ebooks on an iPod Touch or iPhone.