There is a new section on the media center webpage to highlight some of the new books that will be arriving soon. These are just a few of the books that have been ordered. Be sure to stop by in the first few weeks of school to see what’s new!
Who knew that I have a Random House author living just down the street from me! In today’s Athens Banner Herald, I read about Winterville resident Donny Bailey Seagraves, author of Gone from these Woods. On her website and in the article, the book is described as one for middle readers, although I’ve read reviews that recommend it for grades 4-8.
The author will be reading excerpts of her book at the Winterville Library on Saturday July 25 from noon-2PM. She will also be at Borders bookstore on Sunday August 30 at 2PM. Her book has ties to Athens, Winterville, and Watkinsville. It is set in the 90s and is about a boy who accidentally kills his uncle on a hunting trip. The book also shows the boy’s struggles in dealing with this terrible incident.
I hope many of you will take advantage of these opportunities to meet and talk with a published author. If you go, post some comments about what you thought. More appearances by the author are listed on her calendar.
I’ll be posting more author appearances throughout the school year.
Our media center now has a Facebook page. If you are a member of Facebook, you can become a fan by visiting this link.
I’m excited about having one more way of communicating news from our media center to our learning community. Spread the word and look for some exciting things coming up with our blog in the new school year.