YA Author Visits in Los Altos & San Jose!
Did you like Crewel, by Gennifer Albin, the Styclar Saga, by Nikki Kelly, the Unremembered books by Jessica Brody, or the Lunar Chronicles by Merissa Meyer? Then you will want to check out the Fierce Reads book tour on Monday, Oct. 13 at 6:30 at Linden Tree Books, 265 State Street, Los Altos. This is the ONLY STOP on the Fierce Reads tour in California for this special moderated author panel! RSVP to reserve your (free) spot by calling 650-949-3390.
Did you enjoy Westerfeld's Uglies, Leviathan, or Midnighters series? Want a chance to hear the author speak and get his new book, Afterworlds, signed? Then head to downtown Willow Glen on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:00 p.m. and enjoy his author visit to Hicklebee's. Click here for more information about this free, open to the public event!
But first--let me take a shelfie!
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!
Voting is now live! To vote for your favorite book for 2014, click here.
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.