What do The Giver, Harry Potter and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer have in common? They have all been “Banned Books.” That means they were removed from a school or public library because someone did not agree with the ideas expressed in them. People who ban books think they have good reasons; usually book19 banners feel they are protecting children from ideas that are not suitable for their age level. Although Orangeview’s library has many books that have been banned in other places, these library books have been chosen as appropriate for the junior high level. You are free to read any books in the Orangeview library. Only you and your parents can decide what ideas are right for your family. Come by the library today and celebrate your freedom to read during “Banned Books Week.”
38 Ever wonder why libraries "throw books away?" While shelving books at Westerns library, I came across a book titled Computers: Their Operation and Applications by Edmund Callis Berkeley. This book was published in 1956, and was shelved in the Mathematics section (before the Dewey Decimal System was revised to hold computers in the 004-006 section). Heres a gem of information on "Miniature Computers and their use in Training:" "Access to a Computer One main requirement in every undertaking to teach persons about automatic computers is access to one. Obviously, those schools that have automatic computers are the ones that offer courses in their operation. Ideally, every school that teaches mathematics should possess an example of an automatic computer, so that students might be trained not only in the process of doing arithmetic by hand, but also in the process of doing arithmetic by automatic computer. However, most automatic computers are monopolized by "VIPs -- very important problems....An automatic computer may rent for $300 an hour, and it is hardly possible to allow individual students a couple of hours of actual instruction and experiment on such a machine, as if it were a desk calculator. A second factor is that many schools can afford to spend not more than a few hundred dollars towards an automatic computing machine, while the current lowest cost of a digital computer is about $40,000." (pp. 172-173)
Create a signature line for your e-mail that states you are a teacher librarian. Heres mine: Heather Gruenthal, Teacher Librarian 88 "Your best Internet connection is your Librarian." – InfoPeople Some librarians even include a picture of what they are currently reading. Now Reading:AASL Advocacy Tip #57:Use your Library Mission StatementAs your signature line
Read or Go to Jail!• In the state of California … if you dont know how to read by the end of fourth grade, the state is building you a prison cell. It knows the sad statistics: If you cant read by then, your most 94 likely fate as an adult is to live behind bars" (Multimedia Schools, Burmark, 2001).
The Blind Men and the Elephant100 It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by observa?on Might sa?sfy his mind. The First approachd the Elephant, And happening to fall Against his broad and sturdy side, At once began to bawl: "God bless me! but the Elephant Is very like a wall!" The Second, feeling of the tusk, Cried, -‐"Ho! what have we here So very round and smooth and sharp? To me ?s mighty clear This wonder of an Elephant Is very like a spear!" The Third approached the animal, And happening to take The squirming trunk within his hands, Thus boldly up and spake: "I see," quoth he, "the Elephant Is very like a snake!" The Fourth reached out his eager hand, And felt about the knee. "What most this wondrous beast is like Is mighty plain," quoth he, "Tis clear enough the Elephant Is very like a tree!"