Teen Library Advisory Committee
The Teen Library Advisory Committee is a group of 7th and 8th graders who work to insure the library is a great place for all students.
Teens on the committee work with the school librarian to:
- Give input on purchasing for the library,
- Contribute to library publications,
- Help lead/create library programming,
- Volunteer at school, and
- Influence how their library serves teens.
The TLAC’s mission is to ensure diverse quality resources for both leisure activities (finding books, gaming, socializing) and academic assistance (ie. school work and technology help) for all middle school students. The committee encourages teen involvement in the library through creative original programming and suggestions for collection development.
Every student who participates in the committee is expected by the librarian and their peers at meetings to:
- Be respectful of others and their ideas,
- Be open minded and have a positive attitude,
- Help and educate each other when needed,
- Be an active participant in the committee.
Teen Library Advisory Committee meets once a month for full group meetings, and then works in the library as needed.
The Teen Library Advisory Committee interest meeting will be held Monday, September 24th during the second half of the lunch period.
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books is a state-wide program to encourage reading by all students, with a focus on reading a variety of genres, formats, viewpoints, and literary styles by prominent young adult authors. The program culminates with a district-wide competition in the Spring. All students are welcome!
Battle of the Books will meet every Friday from 7:50am to 8:20 AM in the library starting September 14th.
We have set a date for the District Competition against Smith, McDougle and Culbreth Middle Schools. It will be held at Culbreth Middle School on Friday, April 19th. Permission Slips and more information will be coming in March.
This week, we will be practicing questions on the following books:
The Crossover, Brown Girl Dreaming, Incarceron, Out of My Mind, Death Cloud, Between Shades of Grey, Roller Girl, Diamonds in the Shadow, White Fang, All of the Above, Cinder, Ghost, Ashes to Asheville, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, One for the Murphys, Alexander Hamilton: The Making of America, Counting by 7s, Wild Things, Everlost, Undefeated, and (new this week) Paper Things.