Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Banned Books Week Virtual Read Out

It's the American Library Association's Banned Books Week (September 24-October 1).  This year, the ALA is hosting a Virtual Read Out:

"During this year’s celebration of Banned Books Week, readers will be able to proclaim the virtues of their favorite banned books by posting videos of themselves reading excerpts to a dedicated YouTube channel."

Find out more about how to upload your own video here: Virtual Read Out--Banned Books Week.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Access My Library School Edition

Access My Library is a wonderful resource from Gale.  It allows students to access many of the GBS Library's subscription resources from their iPhones:

AccessMyLibrary School Edition app is free for your iPhone/iPod touch

Requires the Gale password for first use. Click HERE for the password or ask a librarian for help.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Book Buddies--Glenview Public Library

"Play a vital part in helping new readers retain their skills during summer vacation. Be a one-on-one Reading Buddy for the Book Buddies program and meet once per week with a child entering grades 1-3 to read aloud together. One training session is required, as well as one hour of service per week for six weeks."

Click Here for more information

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

National Library Week

Happy National Library Week!  Come down to the library for the annual Jelly Bean Counting contest, tell us about your Favorite Book, and try your hand at our daily scavenger hunt question.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Unity Junior High School Library Adapts the GBS Library Information Literacy Game 2.0

I'm really excited that our GBS Library Information Literacy Game has been adapted by Librarian Kathy Wickline of Unity Junior High School for her school's information literacy curriculum.

It's a testament to the awesomeness of creative commons licensing and library culture that junior high and high school librarians have been able to take a game that was designed for college students and been able to adapt it to our unique needs.

Check out Kathy's game here:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Seuss Week Video

Check out our 2011 Seuss Week Video and our dress up contests.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Smart People Use Smart Libraries

Great video for 2011 Library Week Ireland

Monday, February 28, 2011

Seuss Week is Here Again!

During the week of March 8th, the library will be hosting a variety of activities including dress-up days, a check-out goal, best-dressed contests and a Drop Everything and Read time.

Dress up days:

Tuesday – Pajama day for The Sleep Book

Wednesday – Twin day for The Cat in the Hat Comes Back

Thursday – Zoo Animal day for If I Ran the Zoo

Friday – Gold and Blue day for One Fish, Two Fish, GOLD Fish, Blue Fish 

*** Come to the Library for the best-dressed contest!***

Thursday, March 10th: D.E.A.R. Day
Drop Everything And Read at the end of 2nd period.

-The entire school (even teachers) will take 16 minutes out of the day to READ!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Here be Kindles

The Kindles are here!

We have 5 Kindles available for student and faculty use.You can check them out at the circulation desk.
For more information, click here .

Have a suggestion for a title you want to see on the Kindles (or on the shelves)?  Please fill out our  Library Materials Suggestion Form.