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.
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 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!  
Check out the new American Experience eBook collection on the Research Tools page under both Literature and Social Studies.  Search nearly 250 of JJHS Library's eBooks on the American Experience at one time.  The collection includes information on American literature as well as American history and culture.  Some of the titles included in the collection are:
  • American History Through Literature 
  • American Social Reform Movements Reference Library
  • Development of the Industrial U.S. Reference Library
  • Encyclopedia of the First Amendment
  • History Behind the Headlines
  • Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream
  • Literature and Its Times
Remember to use your Gale password outside of JJHS.
This summer NoodleTools will be making changes this summer and you're going to love them.  Watch the full preview at  Some of the enhancements include...
  • copy and paste citations already formatted for you.  
  • save articles in NoodleTools
  • get citation info on books by putting in the ISBN number or title.
John Green's new book, The Fault in Our Stars, has just arrived.  In case you've forgotten, John Green's the author of Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson.  (FYI, Will Grayson, Will Grayson is missing so if you know who has it, tell that person to cough it up.)  There's been a lot of talk about this book from Time Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, USA Today as well as in the school library world.  It promises to be a great read; come and get it!
Many new eBooks have been added to the Virtual Reference Library this morning.  Particularly nice eBooks include the Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Epics for Students, and Successful Interview Skills.  Many titles from thepopular Opposing Viewpoints series (Student Drug Testing, The Music Industry, Cyberbullying, and Globalization, etc.) are also now available.  See the full list on the New Items List of the library catalog.  Access the eBooks both from the catalog and from our Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Don't forget your passwords sheet!
More Kimani Tru books have arrived!  See the complete list by searching "Kimani Tru" in the library's catalog.  Can't find the one you want?  Just ask for it.  See all our new arrivals on the New Items page.
2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.  150 years later, what does "A More Perfect Union" mean to you and your family?  What is the nature of the "union" that the Founders formed and Lincoln sought to save? In what ways is America a One as well as a Many? With the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the Union victory in the Civil War, is the American union complete and perfect? What role have subsequent generations played, and what might we in this century envision, to continue to perfect our union?

Learn more about our "union" and the Civil War with these new library resources.  American Creation: Triumphs and Tragedies at the Founding of the Republic”by Joseph Ellis; “Carver: A Life in Poems” by Marilyn Nelson; “Killer Angels”by Michael Shaara; “Lincoln in His Own Words” by Milton Melzer; “Twelve Angry Men”by Reginald Rose; and “The Souls of Black Folk” by W. E. B. DuBois.

The library was one of 4,000 libraries across the country selected to receive a We the People Bookshelf grant, which provided free hardcover editions of 17 classic books on the theme of “A More Perfect Union.” The library also received bonus materials, including a DVD edition of “The Civil War,”the award-winning documentary by Ken Burns. The grant was awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in cooperation with the American Library Association.