It’s the third day of the Fall semester here at ACE Academy, and there’s been some changes made in the upstairs libraries (301 and 302).
When you enter 301, you’ll notice that I, the librarian (Ms. Whitmer), now have a desk situated in the very front of the room. Don’t be afraid to say hello! I’m here to help you check out books, find books you’ll be interested in, and generally help you navigate the space. You’ll notice there’s a new book truck in the front of the room labeled “Return Books Here.” Feel free to come in, grab a book for quiet reading, and then return it on the truck when you’re done.
I’ve also organized and labeled the shelves to reflect new categories such as books suitable for Upper School students, Anthologies, Poetry, and Drama. All other fiction shelves have letters of the alphabet labeling them, arranged by author last name. In the Nonfiction Library and Computer Lab in 302, the shelves are organized and labeled by subject or theme.
Please come explore, leaf through books, and ask questions in 301 about either collection! I’ll be making the rounds upstairs to tell students more about how to use the library as well as the blog, online catalog, and research links. Library cards are currently being printed and assigned bar codes, so students will soon be able to check out books with their very own ACE Library cards!
Here are just a few new titles we’ve got in 301 that are ready to be checked out and read:
The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
If you’re a fan of adventure, detective work, magicians, puzzles, and anagrams – or a combination of any of the above – this book has something for you.
The Sight (Warriors: Power of Three, Book 1) by Erin Hunter
Fans of previous Warriors series will delight in reading about the three kits of ThunderClaw and their journey to unfold a daunting prophecy.
Ship Breaker by Paulo Bacigalupi
National Book Award finalist and winner of the 2011 Printz Award, this book features a dark, dystopian landscape littered with grounded oil tankers, richly developed characters, and an ever-present struggle to survive.
Come check out these titles or ask about others in 301 today!
And don’t forget to peek in at the amazing progress of the second floor’s Primary Library – it’s sure to be a floor favorite quite soon.