Tuesday, December 13, 2011

New Year, New Things for 2012

It's the time of year when you start hear a lot of talk about New Year's Resolutions. People either seem to love them or hate them. Personally, I'm a fan. You could easily argue that making resolutions implies that you need improvement, perhaps even a large amount. I like to think of resolutions as enhancements or, to use a nice techie term, upgrades. I'm very excited about all the new events and programs we have planned here in the Media Center for 2012.

We launch the Not Your Mother's Book Club Book Club on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 with Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games. I'm looking forward to finally reading this first book in the popular trilogy. The Book Club will meet the second Wednesday of the month from 2:15-3:15 here in the Media Center.

February is the month for Horizon's first ever Scholastic Book Fair. There's nothing more rewarding to a librarian than putting a good book in the hands of a student. With that in mind, I convinced Scholastic to take a chance on us (they rarely do high school book fairs). We'll have Middle Grade, Young Adult and a few Adult titles to offer to the Horizon community as well as an opportunity to raise money for another district library in need. The Book Fair will be Feb. 9-14, with special hours during parent conferences on the evening of February 13.

Also new for 2012- Teen Tech Week. This is an annual national event sponsored by the good folks from @YourLibrary. We'll have programs and activities for students to evaluate and experiment with  different types of technology. The Science and IT departments will be collaborating with us on this.

That's just a sampling of what we know is planned for 2012. Ms. Orest and I like to leave some room for unplanned fun as well!

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