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Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds | Books | The Guardian

Data collected from a study consisting of 160,000 adults in 31 countries suggests that a sizable home library gives teens literacy skills equivalent to university graduates Continue reading “Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds | Books | The Guardian”

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In Honor of Those who have Served

In honor of those who have served our country and the values for which it stands, we have on display a collection of novels and nonfiction telling the stories of veterans and their families, and the experiences of wartime.

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October is almost gone!

October is almost gone! Don’t miss out on this month’s horror display.

What makes a good horror story?  In my estimation it is the story’s proximity to real life:  Could this really happen?

Monsters and ghosts are never as fearsome as the mental derangement of a friend, neighbor, family member, or of one’s self.

Check out some of the classics

  • Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
  • The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

Or check out more contemporary works

  • Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
  • or several selections by Stephen King, the king of horror!

Selections can be checked out in traditional form, or one-click for digital format on your device!

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Advanced Photography Students share their genius with the library and future Zebras

Come in to check out LHS Library’s new additions: Mr. Tofft’s Advanced Photography students generously used their talents to create professional grade posters to help support LHS Library’s values and culture.

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Mr. Tofft’s Advanced Photography students created professional grade posters for the LHS Library, leaving their creative legacy for future Zebras to enjoy.

Thank you!

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Books | The Great American Read | PBS

Source: Books | The Great American Read | PBS

While I find promotion of reading through a television series a little odd, I love the idea of the Great American Read.  The top 100 novels selected by national survey is broad in scope, but I do question some of the titles that made it to the top 100, feeling this is more a projection of a title’s contemporary popularity rather than the voters’ mindful reflection of best loved novels that might have been read over a lifetime.  The list, however, is otherwise alluring especially to those who wish to be better readers or more prolific readers.

Goodreads.com has joined in the fun with a matching list providing a user-friendly way to managing your progress, especially in conjunction with their yearly reading challenge.  Goodreads.com hosts a site wide reading challenge every year beginning in January, allowing participants to elect how many books they would like to read over the course of a year, and track their reading progress along the way.  I’ve found this to be a fantastic way to challenge myself to read more throughout the year, and with each successive year.  Additionally, goodreads members have produced hundreds of themed lists, including the avid reader’s answer to the Great American Read list: The Great American Read – What they missed.