the high school book group
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High School Book Group
The library high school book group was created in August of 2007 as a venue for students to have an opportunity to sit and chat about books. The group meets every Monday at lunch in the library. Bookmarked has also been instrumental in helping the librarian with author visits, fund raising, Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week. Students in grades 10th-12th are invited to join Bookmarked.
American Library Association Annual Conference June 24th
see On June 24, 2018, members of Bookmarked and Bookmarked Jr. Edition were invited to join Ms. Kahn for a full day at the ALA annual conference that was held in New Orleans. Nine members from the book groups were able to attend. This was an amazing opportunity for the students as they had a chance to get free books, meet many authors, and talk to a professional organization's committee that is preparing a best of book list. The students spent a full day with time in the exhibit hall, lunch, meeting authors, and talking to the book committee. At the end of the day as they were laden down with bags full of books, the comment heard from several of them was that they did not expect ALA to be like that. The that they mentioned was the awesomeness of attending the conference. You can see more pictures and read more about the day here on the librarian's blog.
Virtual Visit with Cori McCarthy January 22nd
Bookmarked Jr. Edition
8th/9th grade book group
Bookmarked Jr. Edition was added to the library program in the fall of 2016. With three lunches, it was impossible for 8th graders to either join BRiMS or Boomarked. In 2017-18, the 9th graders have lunch with 8th grade and are now included in Jr. Edition. This group meets every Wednesday at lunch in the library.
Virtual Visit with Jodi Lynn Anderson January 10, 2018
Louisiana Book Festival October 28, 2017
Going to the annual Louisiana Book Festival in Baton Rouge is always a fun event, and this year I took one of my dedicated Bookmarked Jr. Edition members with me. We attended two panels of YA authors, visited the book signing tent, ate lunch, and heard from an author who wrote about her uncle who was a Sioux code talker during World War II. Pictures certainly tell a story as you can see below.