Thursday, May 29, 2014

For Your Summer Listening Pleasure!

Waggoner Library Brings You:
Playaways and CDs for on the Go
(Available for checkout in the IRC)
EBSCO Christian Audiobook Collection (Downloadable)
Project Gutenberg Audiobook Classics (Streaming)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Read It Before You Watch It!

2014 is a great year for books in the movies!! Since the Harry Potter series ended readers and viewers alike have been looking for another book/movie (or series) to fill it's place. There have been many, each with varying degrees of success. This  year, however, there are multiple opportunities to read and see unique YA stories! Check them out:

The Giver by Lois Lowry
(movie premiers in August 2014)
Fallen - Lauren Kate
(no official premier date as of yet)
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
(premiered February 2014)
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
(premiers June 2014)
If I Stay - Gale Foreman
(premiers August 2014)
The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
 (no official premier date as of yet)
Divergent - Veronica Roth
(premiered March 2014)

All of these books, and many other YA stories turned movies, can be found in the IRC on the bottom floor of the library. Come check them out and be ahead of the hype!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

What apps are you using for your mobile devices?  There are some great resources to help you discover what might be most useful for you.  On Facebook, like Educational Technology, Edutopia, and Free Technology for Teachers to get some great updates and ideas about using mobile apps for your various devices.  Waggoner Library has recently acquired two iPads that will be available for in library use for students and 2 day checkout for faculty in the IRC.  We are working on creating folders of apps that might be most helpful to our learning community.  We are here to help you get started!

Join the conversation!  Check out this website as a beginning

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May is... Get Caught Reading Month!

It's as simple as it sounds. May is Get Caught Reading Month! Sponsored by the Association of American Publishers, this is a great excuse to spend some time reading, especially since it's summer. I personally just finished reading Stephen King's 11/22/63 which is a fascinating story of time travel, suspense, and an alternative version of JFK's assassination. It was my first Stephen King novel and I highly recommend it. Next on my list is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green for my book club next week. Happy reading! 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

What a great time to share some of your favorite children's books!  How did you develop a love of reading? As you encounter some leisure time this summer, think about how much reading a great book has contributed to your quality of life!