Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Our New Books

We have new fiction and non-fiction books in the school library. Come check them out. Here are some highlights:

Chasing Tail Lights
by Patrick Jones
Walker Books, c. 2007
Before he died, Christy’s daddy used to say that when you feel lost, follow the tail lights of the truck in front of you, and they’ll get you somewhere safe. Christy keeps chasing those tail lights, but somehow, she’s always still lost in Flint, Michigan. Like most teens in Flint, she wants to leave this dying city. But she’s got a secret that she’s never told anyone, and it’s keeping her chained like a dog to her dead-end life.

by Patricia Mccormick
Hyperion, c. 2006
Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal thinking that she is to work in the city as a maid only to find that she has been sold into the sex slave trade in India and that there is no hope of escape.

The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak
Knopf Books, c. 2007
Trying to make sense of the horrors of World War II, Death relates the story of Liesel--a young German girl whose book-stealing and story-telling talents help sustain her family and the Jewish man they are hiding, as well as their neighbors.

by Laurie Halse Anderson
Viking Juvenile, c. 2007
After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Happy 70th Mepham!

This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the opening of Mepham High School! The Mepham High School Alumni has great information on the history of our school. This past Sunday they held a celebration in the school's auditorium which unveiled the major restoration of the North wall Long Island map, an installation of a bronze plaque to honor the late Coach Nick Sabetto, and awarded the Who's Who and Meritorious Service honors to five Mepham alumni. Check back for more events throughout the year that help Mepham celebrate 70!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Remember to stop by your local library to sign up for the smartest card of all – a library card.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Welcome Back!

Greetings Class of 2011. Welcome back students and staff. We have had many changes to the Mepham High School Library this year. The first things returning students and staff might notice are the 15 brand new Dell flat screen computers and scanner. We also acquired many new fiction and non-fiction books over the summer and they are on display all around the library. We are always looking for ways to serve you better. If you have any suggestions of comments we would love to hear them. Just stop by the library during your free periods, lunch, or after school and tell us! We are looking forward to a fantastic 2007-2008 school year!

Image taken from Dell