But first--let me take a shelfie!
The LHS Library recently acquired a large shipment of INTERESTING, CURRENT nonfiction books. Interested in dance, music, art, science, espionage, college, government, or social issues? History, technology, or economy? Come by and check out the new selection in the "new books" area and on the newly refreshed nonfiction shelves! We also just unpacked SIX BOXES of new fiction, currently displayed on the shelves facing the round tables near the books in the library. From historical fiction to dystopian novels, sports stories, romance, realistic fiction, and everything in between--there's something for everyone. Check them out, then write a review for the LHS Book Blog!
Silicon Valley Reads Author Robin Sloan--an interview!
Did you know that students at Lynbrook High School have free access to eBooks? These eBooks, which are print materials in electronic form, are available 24/7 from any internet connected device! The LHS Library has about 18,000 print books in its collection, but eBooks increase that number to over 140,000. You can also quickly navigate through the books, search them, and even highlight and annotate them.
Here's how to access eBooks through the LHS Library.
- Follett Shelf. If you sign in to Destiny (our card catalog), Follett eBooks will show up in your searches. You can also go directly to Follett Shelf to search only eBooks. To view video tutorials on how to log in to Destiny or use Follett Shelf, click here. There are also apps that allow you to search, download, and read eBooks on your portable device.
- EBSCO eBooks. This collection of 120,000+ eBooks covers a wide variety of topics. You can access EBSCO eBooks through the EBSCO databases or using EBSCO apps on your portable device. If you are off campus, you will need the user name and password available in School Loop. To view video tutorials on how to create an EBSCO account and access eBooks, click here.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library. A collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference works, the Gale Virtual Reference Library puts over 8,000 reference titles at your fingertips. You can use their app, Access My Library, to search for and read eBooks on your portable device. If you are off campus, you will need the user name and password available in School Loop. To view video tutorials on how to create a Gale account and access eBooks, click here.
For help setting up portable devices or accessing eBooks, check out the LHS Library YouTube Channel or come to the library.
Teen Reads--Vote, Win Books!
Voting is open for the 2014 Teen Choice Book Awards. This year's nominees are Allegiant, by Veronica Roth, The Clockwork Princess, by Cassandra Clare, Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell, Smoke, by Ellen Hopkins, and The 5th Wave, by Ricky Yancey. You can find most of these titles in the LHS Library. Click the link to vote between now and May 12!
Also, if you love books, you'll want to enter the Spring Fling Giveaway for your chance to win 7 great titles!
Teens Top Ten Nominees
The nominees for the 2014 Teen's Top Ten award have been announced. This list is created by teens, and voting will begin August 15, so start reading now and check this page for voting information! View a list of the titles, with descriptions of each title, here, or come into the library and check them out!