News from the Library

September 22, 2014 at 7:50 AM

The REC Library Motto?

DFTBA*

Dozens of new books are ready for check out in the REC Library, and students began discovering them the very first week of school.  New movie releases have generated a lot of buzz and increased interest in The Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay, The Giver, and Unbroken.  Those books, and many others, fly off the shelves on a daily basis.  Our incoming seventh graders are in awe of the size of their new library, and we love watching them explore the book stacks.  The REC Library opens daily at 7:15 a.m., and a crowd of students is always waiting to enter. We have a full house every day at lunch as well.  During the school day, teachers bring classes to do research, use the computers, and check out books for independent reading.  There’s a place for everyone in the library, and our teacher librarian Maren Nielsen loves to help reluctant readers discover the joys of reading as much as she enjoys assisting Honors and AP students find a challenging book to read.  The  library website is a virtual 24/7 library offering ebooks, audiobooks, online databases, and an array of recommended websites designed to help students improve their research skills and complete homework assignments. Be sure to check out Destiny Quest on the library homepage to discover what books are available in the library. On the online databases page, students have access to thousands of news and magazine articles, primary sources, podcasts, video clips, statistical charts, reference articles, and more!  This fall we added the National Geographic database which gives students online access to all issues of the National Geographic Magazine. Just enter <twolves> when prompted for a password for access to thousands of database resources. For more information about great reads for junior high and high school students or to learn more about resources available on the library website, contact Maren Nielsen at 327-4058 or email her at marennielsen@cusd.com. Ms. Nielsen and Mrs. McNiel are eager to assist all REC students in the library. Make a point to check out the awesome REC Library!

*DFTBA: Don’t Forget to Be Awesome, a slogan popularized by John Green, the author of The Fault in Our Stars, and his brother Hank Green.