Monday, March 28, 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

Jessica Wise Presents How Fiction Can Change Reality on TedEd



Another wonderful video from TedEd that highlights the importance of fiction reading.

From TedEd:
"Reading and stories can be an escape from real life, a window into another world -- but have you ever considered how new fictional experiences might change your perspective on real, everyday life? From Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter, learn how popular fiction can spark public dialogue and shape culture."

Thursday, March 17, 2016

So Many Books... So Little Time

A gentle reminder in the Mepham High School Library

Friday, March 4, 2016

Create it @ your library!


Celebrate the next Teen Tech Week with us, March 6-12, 2016, with the theme "Create it at your library." Visit the Mepham High School Library all week to explore, create and share the world of technology. Your library offers more than just books, so check out our new MakerSpace!

Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure that teens are competent and ethical users of technology, especially they types offered through libraries. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to take advantage of the technology at libraries for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals who can help them achieve greater digital literacy.

Shari Stack, Librarian, W.C. Mepham High School, feels that "Getting teens into libraries is essential. Offering gaming, access to computers, and online homework help is important, and letting them know that we can help educate them on how to use these resources will get them in the door. Once they’re in the door, we can show teens that with technology at the library, anything is possible.”

"Teen Tech Week is a way for librarians and educators to collaborate with and educate teens about technology,” says Marla Gellerman, Senior Library Clerk, W.C. Mepham High School. “Over the last several years the library’s role in increasing digital literacy has become more and more important, equal to that of reading literacy.”

Thursday, March 3, 2016

MakerSpace: Adult Coloring Pages

Coloring is not an activity only for kids, on the contrary, teens and grown-ups can also have fun with coloring pages too! At this session, students will have the opportunity to use colored pencils and take home “adult” – very intricate – coloring pages. Come join us and let your creativity sore!

Monday, March 21, 2016 at 2:15 PM
School Library MakerSpace
- Free Colored Pencils
- Free Coloring Pages 

This is an ELITE Event. Sign up here.
SUCCESS: Adult Coloring Pages ELITE Event

Seen in the library

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The color of...

Fragments has a new contest!

The color of... 

Submit your original poetry, short stories, essays, artwork, or photography on the topic of color to win a prize and the chance to be published!

Due date: 3/15/16

Submit to: fragmentsemail@gmail.com