The Mira Costa Library will be closed during the school day Thursday and Friday, October 27 and 28, while I attend the American Association of School Librarians Conference in Minneapolis for three and a half jam-packed days of professional development sessions, author events, and networking. I am sorry you won’t be able to visit our library while I am away. But, don’t forget that our virtual library is open 24/7. 🙂 And, I know that I will have lots of wonderful new knowledge and ideas to share when I return.
October isn’t over yet, and it’s not too late to participate in Teen Read Month at the Mira Costa Library. Don’t forget to visit TLC: The Library Club’s Scary Books Display, then borrow a book from the Scary Books display or any library book, and earn a chance to guess the number of candies in the candy jar, and you could be the winner of the whole jar!
Also, don’t miss these deadlines:
Create a bookmark for the Manhattan Beach Public Library Bookmark Contest. Entries are due to our library by October 31.
Create a poster for California School Library Association’s @YourLibrary Contest. Entries due to our library by October 31.
And, to help you get ready for Halloween, here’s a great scary book you can listen to online: Master Storyteller Neil Gaiman reading of his Newbery-award winning thriller, The Graveyard Book, during a national tour, including his answers to audience questions. Here’s the link. Be prepared to be spooked!
If you aren’t sure yet if you want to read or listen to the book, check out the trailer at the top of this posting. You’re sure to be hooked!
October 16-22 is YALSA’s (the Young Adult Library Services Association) Teen Read Week Celebration, an annual national event sponsored by the Young Adult Division of the American Library Association. At Mira Costa, we are expanding this celebration to the entire month of October, with a whole variety of great activities:
Scary Books Exhibit. TLC: The Library Club, our school library service club, has organized a Scary Books exhibit. Come visit and borrow a scary book to get yourself ready for Halloween!
Borrow a book from the Scary Books display or any library book between now and Halloween, and earn a chance to enter TLC: The Library Club’s candy guess contest. Guess the number of candies in the candy jar, and you could be the winner of the whole jar!
Enter more contests and win prizes!: Create a bookmark for the Manhattan Beach Public Library Bookmark Contest (entries due to our library October 28). Create a poster for California School Library Association’s @YourLibrary Contest (entries due to our library October 31). Create a a visual photo version of your favorite book for YALSA’s Teen Read Week Photo Contest (entries due October 31).
Join The Library Club members as they meet with other library clubs across the U.S. during Lunch and Period 5 on October 19 for a virtual book club discussion of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games. Ask at the library for more information.