Welcome to the L.C.H.S. Library Media Center's Web page (Grades 7-12).
The library is the hub of research at Lauderdale County High School. With more than 17,000 books and audio-visual items, the library serves the needs of students and faculty. By clicking the above "A on the go" icon, patrons can search our library collection using our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). Atriuum's automated database allows easy access to search our varied collection from 39 library computers or using any device in the world with an Internet connection and Web browsing software. Periodicals are available for current checkout for our school community. Current information and ideas are fingertips away to help students find facts, discover diverse opinions, and form their own conclusions.
Online databases and resources provide outstanding reference material. The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL), highly recommended Web links, and online e-book links are accessible at all times. The Alabama Virtual Library no longer requires an AVL card for home access by offering Geolocation that gives immediate access to the databases if you are located within the state of Alabama. Students living within five miles of the state line may need to request an AVL home access card (free) from Mrs. Jones or stop by to obtain one from the Rogersville Public Library.
Knowing that avid readers are better writers and thinkers, the library staff has upgraded the library's collection with noted and award-winning titles through donations from the community. As a result, recreational reading has increased in recent years.
The ability to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information for academic and personal use is one indicator of a person's success in life. The library--in any form--provides the tools students need to be successful.
Please contact Mrs. Jones for assistance. Thank you for using your library media center.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Students may check out up to 3 books for a loan period of 2 weeks. Renewals are permitted when possible. Library Media Center rules applies concerning student conduct. Students must have a valid pass from their current teacher to use the library from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please leave food and drinks at the circulation desk.
Life-long learners, Contributing Citizens, Honorable Conduct, Supportive Community
Come by our library and view the new books that were recently donated. R. Jones purchased four new books for our collection: Destined (book 9) by P.C. Cast; Clockwork Prince (book 2) by Cassandra Clare; Silence (book 3) by Julia Fitzpatrick; and The Son of Neptune (book 2) by Rick Riordan.
Acceptable Digital Communication
Students explore scenarios in which communication breakdowns occur among friends or peers. Students will analyze to predict consequences, generate multiple solutions for dealing with cyber etiquette and create a list of tips to help teens avoid inappropiate networking situations.
2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:
- "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion)
- "The False Prince" by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
- "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books)
- "Pushing the Limits" by Katie McGarry (Harlequin Teen)
- "Poison Princess" by Kresley Cole (Simon & Schuster)
- "The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
- "Crewel" by Gennifer Albin (Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux)
- "Every Day" by David Levithan (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)
- "Kill Me Softly" by Sarah Cross (Egmont)
- "Butter" by Erin Jade Lange (Bloomsbury)
Announcing the 2012 Top Ten Teen Read Winners
1). Roth, Veronica. Divergent. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. 2011. (978-0062024022). Abnegation (selfless), Erudite (intelligence), Candor (honesty), Amity (peace), or Dauntless (brave): where would you fit? Beatrice lives in a society where she must choose either to remain with her family’s faction or set off towards independence and her beliefs. And what happens when the unity between these factions begins to fall apart?
2). Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2012. (978-0525478812). Hazel and Augustus meet and forge a relationship at a support group for kids battling cancer. As Hazel and Augustus struggle with the “side-effects of dying,” they come to learn the strength of wishes, the complexities of long human lives, and the wondrous ways of the universe.
3). Lu, Marie. Legend. Penguin Group/Putnam Juvenile. 2011. (978-0399256752). June, a fifteen-year-old military prodigy, is hunting Day, the outlaw she believes is responsible for her brother’s death. What will happen when the two meet and discover the government is corrupt?
4). Riggs, Ransom. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Quirk Books. 2011. (978-1594744761). When Jacob was little, his grandfather would tell him stories of the fantastical children’s home where he grew up and the seemingly magical kids who lived there with him. When his grandfather is killed, Jacob sets out to find the home where these children lived, unearthing a magical secret and uncovering his true heritage.
5). Dessen, Sarah. What Happened to Goodbye. Penguin Group/Viking Juvenile. 2011. (9780670012947). Ever since Mclean’s parents divorced, she has lived in four towns in two years – each time taking on a new persona. Mclean expects to leave Lakeview in six months, but soon finds that she doesn’t want to – she just wants to be herself.
6). Revis, Beth. Across the Universe. Penguin Group/Razorbill. 2011. (9781595143976). Cryogenically frozen centuries ago, Amy and her parents are on their way to a new planet aboard the spaceship, Godspeed. Unplugged from her cryo chamber, Amy discovers she has been awoken 50 years early, in a failed murder attempt. With Elder, the future leader of the ship, by her side they are on an adventure
filled with murder, lies, dreams, and stars.
7). Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. Macmillan/Feiwel and Friends. 2012. (978-031261894). A futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella, Cinder, a cyborg and talented mechanic, lives with her cruel stepmother and two stepsisters in the plague-ridden New Beijing. Soon after meeting Prince Kai, Cinder must find the truths of her past, which may help to save the future.
8). Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races. Scholastic/Scholastic Press. 2011. (9780545224901). Every November, the beaches of Thisby come alive with the Scorpio Races. The water horses are vicious, the terrain is treacherous, and death is likely, but the reward can be beyond anything you could imagine. Puck Connolly is racing for her family, Sean Kendrick for his passion—but only one can win The Scorpio Races.
9). Forman, Gayle. Where She Went. Penguin Group/Dutton Juvenile. 2011.
(9780525422945). This sequel to Gayle Forman’s If I Stay is narrated by Adam, Mia’s
ex-boyfriend. Shortly after the devastating accident that killed Mia’s family, the talented
cellist moves to New York, where an accidental meeting brings them back together.
10). Cabot, Meg. Abandon. Point. 2012. (978-0545040648). Pierce has experienced death before and barely escaped. When she moves from her old town to a town called Isla Huesos - Island of Bones - for a new start, she realizes that death wants her back. Can she escape death once again?
TEEN READING PROCLAMATION
- Whereas, the ability to read and process information is a basic survival skill in our global information society; and
- Whereas, the reading proficiency of teens has remained stagnant over the last thirty years; and
- Whereas, the number of students who can read but choose not to do so is increasing; and
- Whereas, the most effective way to improve reading skills is to read regularly and often; and
- Whereas, too few teens think reading is a valuable tool for enjoyment and relaxation as well as for schoolwork; and
- Whereas, regular daily reading for the fun of it creates the reading habit for life; and
- Whereas, parents, teachers, librarians, and all concerned adults can serve as role models by reading for fun themselves;
- Therefore, be it resolved that I Mrs. Jones, School Librarian proclaim October 14-20, 2012, Teen Read Week(TM) in Rogersville, AL and encourage teens to read for the fun of it.
“Many families have learned to make do with less as a result of the economy and have flocked to the library,” said Mrs. Jones. “Teen Read Week™ is a great time to make sure teens and their families know about all the free services the library can offer them and to reach out to teens who aren’t regular users and encourage them to come see what they can find here.”
Parents of teens are encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week™ at home, as well. Mrs. Jones offers these ideas:
- Visit the public or school library with your teen to attend a program or to check out books.
- Set aside time each night for the family to read.
- Give books or magazine subscriptions to your teen as a gift or reward.
- Share your favorite book with your teen.
- Go online with your teen to learn about new books or authors. A good place to start is YALSA's Booklists and Book Awards page, www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists.
- Join a book discussion group at the school or public library.
The 2011 Nominees for Teen Read Week
- Bachorz, Pam. Drought. Egmont USA. 2011. (978606840160).
- Beam, Cris. I Am J. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 2011. (9780316053617).
- Beaudoin, Sean. You Killed Wesley Payne. 2011. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. (9780316077422).
- Black, Holly and Justine Larbalestier. Zombies vs. Unicorns. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2010. (9781416989530).
- Card, Orson Scott. The Lost Gate. Tor Books. 2011. (9780765326577).
- Clare, Cassandra. The Clockwork Angel. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry. 2010. (9781416975861).
- Collins, Suzanne. Mockingjay. Scholastic. 2010. (9780439023511).
- Collins, Yvonne. Love, Inc. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423131151).
- Condie, Ally. Matched. 2010. Penguin/Dutton. (9780525423645).
- Cremer, Andrea. Nightshade. Penguin/Philomel. 2010. (9780399254826).
- Fitzpatrick, Becca. Crescendo. Simon & Schuster Children’s. 2010. (9781416989431).
- Grant, Michael. Lies. 2010. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books. (9780061449093).
- Hawkins, Rachel. Demonglass. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423121312).
- Hakwins, Rachel. Hex Hall. Disney/Hyperion. 2010. (9781423121305).
- Kagawa, Julie. The Iron King.2010. Harlequin. (9780373210084).
- Lore, Pittacus. I Am Number Four. HarperCollins. 2010. (9780061969553).
- Moore, Peter. Red Moon Rising. Disney/Hyperion. 2011. (9781423116653).
- Nelson, Jandy. The Sky is Everywhere. 2010. Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers. (9780142417805).
- Oliver, Lauren. Before I Fall. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2010. (9780061726804).
- O’Neal, Ellis. The False Princess. Egmont USA. 2011. (9781606840795).
- Patterson, James. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel.Little, Brown & Company. 2011. (9780316036207).
- Pearce, Jackson. Sisters Red. Little, Brown and Company. 2010. (9780316068680).
- Smith, Cynthia Leitich. Blessed. Candlewick Press. 2011. (9780763643263).
- Westerfeld, Scott. Behemoth. Simon Pulse. 2010. (9781416971757).
- White, Kiersten. Paranormalcy. HarperCollins/HarperTeen. 2010. (9780061985843).
Our Banned Books Awareness program was successful in our library media center. We watched two author videos that highlighted the importance of reading the entire book, having open communication about the work, and benefits of learning from many different teachers. One video clip covered the importance of reading Hansel and Gretel to help solve a police officer's case. Students in Grades 7-12 learned definitions and examples for censorship, banned, and challenged books.
"If [a] book be false in its facts, disprove them; if false in its
reasoning, refute it. But for God's sake, let us freely hear both
sides if we choose." --Thomas Jefferson to N. G. Dufief, 1814.
Our library observes this annual celebration of the freedom to read and to encourage us all to appreciate the importance of intellectual freedom. Awareness and reminders help us not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. Celebrate your freedom to read!
2013-2014 Resources Listed Below:
Works Cited Links:
Easybib.com: Automatic Bibliography Citation Maker
Literary Guides: Shmoop.com provides analysis of characters, plot, literary devices, symbolism, imagery, allusion, themes, and more)
Cox: Link for Essay
A+ Web link
ACT Test Practice Link 1, Link 2
ACT Language Arts Testing Practice
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that teens who read for fun
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Animal Diversity Web
Victorian Web Quest
21st Century Information Fluency (Bias)
Banned Books Week Library Bill of Rights Wordsmith
Suggested Books by Grade Level Controversial Books
Media Literacy Quiz
Intel Visual Ranking Tool
#1 Banned Book Quiz
#2 Avoiding Plagiarism
#3 10 Easy Testing Tips
#4 Making the Grade
Recommended Web sites for TEEN Reading:
* TwentybyJenny.com is a brand new site full of excellent suggestions in four different age groups. http://www.twentybyjenny.com/ ; * Picture Book Of The Day is a blog written by a children's author and educator; *Child Lit Wiki: http://www.childlit.info/index.php?title=Main_Page; *Scholastic: http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/home.jsp; *Random House: http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/index.pperl; *National Literacy Trust: http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/campaign/Booklists.html; *Northville District Library: http://northville.lib.mi.us/index.php/kids/books-and-reading/websites-for-authors-book-awards-and-book-recommendations; *Great Websites for Kids: http://www.ala.org/gwstemplate.cfm?section=greatwebsites&template=/cfapps/gws/displaysection.cfm&sec=16.
Check-out Scholastic's NEW Book Wizard Web site at http://bookwizard.scholastic.com/tbw/homePage.do This new Web site enables teachers, librarians, and parents to search a database of over 50,000 books to find the right match for every child, according to reading level, interest, subject, and genre.
Helpful links for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades
Grades K-5th Language Arts/Weekly Reading Story/Spelling/Vocabulary Lists