Friday, September 20, 2019

September 22, 2019


Click on this link for more information on this important upcoming exhibit.


I Pledge Allegiance (Vietnam #1), (2011)
by Chris Lynch

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Drum Roll, Please, (2018)
by Lisa Jenn Bigelow

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My Fate According to the Butterfly, (2019)
by Gail Villanueva

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Lalani of the Distant Sea, (2019)
by Erin Entrada Kelly

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From an Idea to Nike: How Marketing Made Nike a Global Success, (2019)
by Lowey Bundy Sichol

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

September 15, 2019


By now almost all middle school clusters have come into the library media center for an orientation and chance to check out books. In this upcoming week we will get the remaining clusters in for orientation as well. I want to create as much access as possible for the students and staff of BMS. It is a spectacular space but it means nothing if it is not utilized by our valuable patrons!
  
Here is a schedule for open library opportunities throughout the day:
  • 8:10-8:40am Monday - Friday: Get a pass from Mrs. Van Leer or Mrs. Roy in the library media center the day before, tuck it into your backpack, and show it to a teacher assistant in the morning to come upstairs. 
  • Any time your teacher allows you throughout the day: Your ELA teacher has library media center passes available to give you when you come to agreement on a good time to come to the library media center to check out a book.
  • 3:20 - 4:10pm Monday - Thursday: You do not need a pass to come to the library media center after school.  

You need to know about this AMAZING opportunity! Padma Venkatraman, the author of this year's middle school Global Read Aloud title The Bridge Home will be here among the greatness of this author panel.  I hope to see you there!



Launching Young Lives: Why Authors Love Libraries
A Fundraiser to Benefit the Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA)

Sat, Sept 21 from 2:30 to 4 pm
Free and open to all

What makes libraries wonderful? Four award-winning authors for children and teens will hold a panel discussion on the subject: “Launching Young Lives: Why Authors Love Libraries.” Moderated by the Lincoln School’s Meagan Lenihan, the event will include a book sale and signing and light refreshments. Sale proceeds will be donated to the RI Coalition of Library Advocates (COLA), a grass-roots organization supporting the state’s libraries.

Featured authors Linda Crotta Brennan, Kara LaReau, Nancy Tupper Ling, and Padma Venkatraman are linked by excellence. Their prizes and starred reviews are for poetry and prose, fiction and nonfiction, picture books and books for young teens. Books available for signing range from current events to fantasy, and from light-hearted adventure to fiercely heart-warming realism—for the children on your gift list, look for recent publications such as Brennan’s Climate Change and Air Quality; LaReau’s middle-grade trilogy, The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters; Ling’s The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful; and Venkatraman’s The Bridge Home. Books on the Square will handle sales, authors will sign books, and COLA membership materials will be available.

The event is co-sponsored by Barrington Public Library and the Rhode Island Coalition of Library Advocates. COLA, founded as a citizen activist group in the 1980s and now a section of the RI Library Association, encourages library users to get involved. Libraries promote intellectual freedom and inquiry for all ages, and serve as incubators for creativity in childhood and maturity alike. COLA, like a statewide Friends of the Library group, advocates and promotes library services in all types of libraries. Membership information will be available at the event, or visit https://colari.org/.   




The Eternity Elixir (Potion Masters #1), (2018)
by Frank L. Cole

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Illegal, (2018)
words by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Donkin and pictures by Giovanni Rigano

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Other Words for Home, (2019)
by Jasmine Warga

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The World Ends in April, (2019)
by Stacy McAnulty

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Guts (Smile #3), (2019)
by Raina Telgemeier

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Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book For Girls, (2019)
by Sonya Renee Taylor

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Saturday, September 7, 2019

September 8, 2019



Parents, Teachers, Students! Clearly is a really impressive Google Chrome extension you want to know about. If you are reading an online article and use the Clearly extension, it will eliminate distracting advertisements. Readers can also choose a different font and size that works for their eyes. There is even an audio option that reads to you. The voice is a bit robotic but it will provide lots of access for our readers. 





Mike Lupica is coming to Barrington Books on Saturday, September 14th from 2:30-4:00pm to discuss his new book. Stop over to say hello if you are in town. I know he would be THRILLED to meet members of the Barrington Little League team!

Strike Zone, (2019)
by Mike Lupica

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Anthem (The Sixties Trilogy #3), (2019)
by Deborah Wiles

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The Benefits of Being an Octopus, (2018)
by Ann Braden

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More to the Story, (2019)
by Hena Khan

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My Jasper June, (2019)
by Laurel Snyder

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Growing Up Great!: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Boys, (2019)
by Scott Todnem

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Friday, August 30, 2019

September 1, 2019


Dear Faculty, Families, and Students,
I am excited to be working and learning with you this year at the brand new middle school! The learning space is completely re-imagined and I plan to work with you to re-imagine the role of the library media specialist to help our students become empathetic, problem-solving, global citizens!



A great way to develop empathy is through story - stories that reflect ourselves and our families' experiences (mirror books) as well as stories that help us understand what others may experience (windows books).  A way to spark curiosity is through texts that provide facts and information - something a lot of our readers crave. I plan to share five titles per week from different genres to keep you "in the loop" as to what titles you may want to try for yourselves. 



If I do my job right, readers are going to want to read the books suggested through this weekly blog. When your reader has a public library card, he/she can place holds and get books very quickly because public libraries can send books sitting on their shelves to the Barrington Public Library. In addition, readers can download eBooks and eAudiobooks right to their devices if they have a public library card which eliminates the need to pick up or return physical books. 


For Whom the Ball Rolls (Dog Man #7), (2019)
by Dav Pilkey

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Bone Jack, (2017)
by Sara Crowe

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For Black Girls Like Me, (2019)
by Mariama J. Lockington

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Best Friends, (2019)
words by Shannon Hale & pictures by LeUyen Pham

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Manhattan: Mapping the Story of an Island, (2019)
by Jennifer Thermes

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