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.
 
 
Thousands of teens have had their say.  The Young Adult Library Services Association has published their list of Teens' Top Ten.  See which ones we have on the 2011 Teens' Top Ten list.
 
 
Thousands of teens across the country have spoken!  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced the 2010  Teens' Top Ten books.
  1. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster)
  2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)
  3. Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)
  4. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (HarperCollins)
  5. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin)
  6. Matched by Ally Condie (Penguin)
  7. Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson (Little, Brown & Company)
  8. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (HarperCollins)
  9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (HarperCollins)
  10. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Penguin).
Watch the announcement Animoto.
 
 
Not sure about a book or looking for a good one?  Read reviews by JJHS students!  Click anywhere on the library site where you see "Catalog" and scroll down to the bottom of the page.  There you'll see the latest 5-6 books to have been reviewed.  Click on anywhere you see "Reader Review" to see all the reviews written... so far.  Write your own review when you've finished a book!  Instructions are on the Book Reviews page of the library site.
 
 
Drum roll please!  The top 10 most checked out book for 2010-2011 are...
  1. Fruits Basket by Natsuki Takaya
  2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  4. Keili by Yukako Kabei
  5. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  6. The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
  7. A Child Called "It" by  David J. Pelzer
  8. Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
  9. Beautiful Boy by David Sheff 
  10. Rosario + Vampire by Akihisa Ikeda.

The above titles are those checked out for pleasure reading.  We are assuming no one is checking out the Encyclopedia of Careers and Educational Guidance or the Illustrated Encyclopedia of World War I for fun. 
 
 
Take a look at the May 27th issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine in the library now.   Katniss, played by Jennifer Lawrence, is on the cover!  Lawrence talks about taking the role and her feelings about playing Katniss.  Head shots of the full cast are also included.  EW.com has created Hunger Games Central on its web site.  The movie is set to be released in 2012 so there's still plenty of time to read the whole trilogy.
 
 
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.