What's Happening in the Library

  • Happy Summer!
    Clearly I am not a blogger, since my last post was at Thanksgiving time. It's hard to keep up with all of you!

    I do want to wish the Class of 2017 a fond farewell, and hope you all move on to do amazing things.

    Make sure you all keep reading through the summer. There are so many books out there, great ones, you just need to find them and enjoy. Then come back in September and tell me all about them, and I'll let you know what treasures I found as well. Take care, and be safe.

    Summer 2017!
    Posted Jun 7, 2017, 5:40 AM by Tara Thibault-Edmonds
  • Thanksgiving
    The first semester has flown by. Here's hoping that everyone has a safe, enjoyable Thanksgiving break, surrounded by loving friends and family. Don't forget to find the time to curl up with a good book! All best from us, to you.
    Posted Nov 22, 2016, 10:41 AM by Tara Thibault-Edmonds
  • Halloween
    Spooky stories and movies are a staple of our Halloween experience. Stop by the library to see some of the horror novels we've got on display, and choose something that will give you some shivers this Halloween season! If you take a look at our Fall highlighted reads, you'll find some of the best creepy tales we've read lately. Have an idea of something we should get for the library? Stop by and let us know, and we'll add it to our Wish List for a future purchase. Want to suggest something that other readers might love? Tell us all about it, and we'll put it on display with your recommendation.

    Either way, stay safe and warm this bone-chilling Halloween, and don't forget to trick or treat in the library: if you tell us your favorite scary story, we'll give you a treat for your troubles!
    Posted Oct 14, 2016, 6:07 AM by Tara Thibault-Edmonds
  • 2016-17 School Year
    Welcome back to the library for the 2016-17 School Year! You'll find a number of different and new things in the library now, and as we make our way through the fall. 

    Those empty shelves in the project area are about to be filled with new items for our makerspace, purchased with grant funds from DonorsChoose.org and School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York. Whether you're interested in creative coloring, helping to solve our poster-sized crossword and word search, using the construction toys, or you need the green screen or stop-motion equipment for a project you're working on, we'll have something there for you to explore.

    Speaking of the makerspace, we're going to hold a contest to give it a new name. What do you think of 'Innovation Station'? How about 'STEAM Corner'? Do you have your own ideas? Are there things you'd like to see us purchase for the space? Let us know at the circulation desk, or email me at tthibault-edmonds@rondout.k12.ny.us

    If you're looking to visit the library during study hall or lunch, we have a new system since we are no longer using passes in the school. When you need to use the library, ask your study hall teacher to call us to make sure we have room and availability. If you're thinking you'd like to visit during a lunch period, stop in that morning and sign up with us during the activity period. There are times when we need to close the library for testing, special programs, or classwork, so make sure we will be open when you'd like to come down.

    See you soon!
    Posted Sep 14, 2016, 9:11 AM by Tara Thibault-Edmonds
  • Find something new at the library
    We've been making changes in the library. Come in to see the new whiteboard tables, and help with preparations for the Maker Space and the Genius Bar. You can try origami, magnetic poetry, puzzles, and therapeutic coloring, or you can just check out a new book to read over the holiday break.

    Book clubs = epic fail. If you have some ideas of things that would draw interest from your classmates or yourself, come in and let us know. The library is one of the spaces in the building that is multi-purpose and multi-dimensional: it's a meeting space, a collaboration center, a research and relaxation tool. Stop by and see what it can mean to you.
    Posted Dec 14, 2015, 9:10 AM by Tara Thibault-Edmonds
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