Booklists of some great reads have been posted for 2013-2014.  See the lists and check out the books out while you still can.  Titles on lists like Mystery & Suspense, Chick Lit and Science Fiction will go fast.  Books about real stuff (nonfiction) are also included.  With fifteen different lists and at least ten books on each, there's something for everyone.
 
 
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High-school seniors can subscribe through September 30, 2014 for only $15!

Seniors, take your NoodleTools account with you to college and ensure you have access to those citation, notecards, and outlines you created here at JJHS.  Visit 
http://www.noodletools.com/tools/taketocollege.php for details.

 
 
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2 Free Audiobook Downloads Each Week
May 30 - August 15, 2013.

Teens and other readers of Young Adult Literature will have the opportunity to listen to bestselling titles and required reading classics this summer.   Each week  from May 30 - August 15, 2013, SYNC will offer two free audiobook downloads.

The audiobook pairings will include a popular young adult (YA) title and a classic that connects with the YA title's theme and is likely to show up on a student's summer reading lists.  For example, Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys (Scholastic Audiobooks), the first book in a bestselling series about a group of teenagers search for the supernatural ley lines, will be paired with the Latino classic of magical realism, Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima (Recorded Books).

To find out when you can download titles to listen to on the run this summer, visit www.AudiobookSync.com or text syncya to 25827.

 
 
All good things must come to an end.  All library items are due no later than May 30th.  If you  have a project for which you need your items, please see a library staff member as soon as possible.
 
 
 
 
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Check out some poetry during National Poetry Month.  We've made a short booklist of a few great titles.  Many are written by teens or written for teens.  Some just looked really interesting.  

For more information about National Poetry Month, go to the official site from the Academy of American Poets.

 
 
The School Library Journal has published their best books lists.  Take a look at which books are here at JJHS and are available for check out now.  For complete lists and more great titles, read their best books article online.
 
 
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Research paper season is almost here!  Brush up on how to use your NoodleTools by watching official tutorials on YouTube.  See Hooper if you can't remember your username and password.  

 
 
New York State's (NYS) public libraries have reported 1.67 million young people participated in the 2012 Summer Reading Program.  That's a 5% increase over 2011.  Nice job to those who participated and to our public libraries.  Look for next year's Summer Reading Program information in May of 2013.  
 
 
Everything you can do in NoodleTools on your computer, you can now do on your iPad too!  Open a Safari Web browser window on your iPad and navigate to noodletools.com or from the library page of the school site.  NoodleTools will automatically detect you’re using an iPad and display the iPad-accessible version. Log into your account and NoodleTools away!