Tuesday, November 27, 2007

i love Maurice Sendak!!!

So, in library school, I read one of Maurice Sendak's books, In the Night Kitchen. I remember loving the slightly bizarre story and the amazing illustrations. There is an exhibit all about him and his works. Read about it here:
Visit the museum here:

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Test your vocabulary and feed the world at the same time!!!

So, this website is totally rad.... If you are looking for a way to:
#1 entertain yourself
#2 make your English teacher happy by practicing really hard vocabulary words
#3 save the world!
then go to this site:
http://www.freerice.com/index.php and have at it. This website claims to donate 10 grains of rice through the United Nations for each question you answer correctly. I am up to 150 grains of rice donated and I haven't missed a word yet. Beat that!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

One week until Thanksgiving...

Hello again girls and guys(?)...
The librarian has uncovered some very valuable information. There are some really cool reading resources out there just for girls and also African American teenagers. Who knew? This is the article that talks about it:
and here are the actual sites... look and see how fabulous they are!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Two things...

So, there are two things I want to mention today.

#1... It's Teen Read Week, this week, October 14-20th. Read all about it on their website... ha ha, get it..."read all about it"... Teen Read Week?

#2... Have you heard of the Gratitude Dance? Watch it here:

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Friday, September 14, 2007

freaky, funky library!

Hey kids! Check out the design for this weird, crazy national library in Prague. It looks a little like something that would be on the Teletubbies. Basically, it looks like an alien space ship. Look at it here. Read about it here.
Thanks to Jessamyn West's awesome librarian blog for pointing it out to me.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


So, this posting is not strictly library related, but it is definitely school related and teenager related.
Coffee is delicious and maybe not SO nutritious, but did you know that there is a science associated with it? If you can't survive your day without coffee, you should check out this site.

In addition, there is this really cool site like myspace, but for books. You can go on the site and make a list of all the books you have read and write reviews for them (or comments, really). As a librarian I fully endorse it. Add me!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back...!

Hello my lovely students! It is close to the end of the first week of school. I hope things are going well for the start of a new year. There are a couple of things for you to check out.

HNHS library has a myspace page. It's so hip and cool. Add me!

There is an opportunity for students to submit writing to a student-run publication that we feature in the library (usually) called Teen Voices

AND here's another one called Teen Ink

Please come visit the library in your spare time and as soon as things are cataloged (in the next week or so) new books will be available including the new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bring them back!

In case any of you missed the announcements, the library needs your books back. Please return all books before exams.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

This just in...

New at the HNHS library. Come check it out... and then check out the author, Courtney Macavinta's website!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Guess who's back!?

After quite a long hiatus, the librarian's back. Please check back regularly for library news, interesting internet fodder and other library-related updates.

Today's cool website to view is: