Ms. Nancy's Library & Technology Blog

Empowering students with books and technology

Ms. Nancy's Library & Technology Blog random header image

Entries Tagged as 'Libraries'

Off to a new adventure…

September 5th, 2015 · Comments Off · Art, Author! Author!, Book Geek, Libraries

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Hello, students and anyone else who is reading this, I am happy and I am a little sad, too. I’m leaving one school for another — from computer lab to library and computer lab — starting next week. You kids at my old school — you’re great students. But you know [...]

[Read more →]

Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (9th-12th grade)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Currently reading, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work, Titles to Look For

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (a dozen total) for grades 9 through 12 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award): “Grave Mercy,” by Robin LaFevers, 2012 “Rot & Ruin,” by Jonathan Maberry, 2010 “Daughter of Smoke & Bone,” by Laini Taylor, 2011 (2014 ORCA) “Copper [...]

[Read more →]

Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (6th-8th grade)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Currently reading, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work, Titles to Look For

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (another 16…) for grades 6 through 8 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award): “Bigger Than a Bread Box,” by Laurel Snyder, 2011 “Magyk,” by Angie Sage, 2005 “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,” by James Patterson, 2011 [...]

[Read more →]

Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (3rd-5th)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (wowza, 16 of them!) for grades 3 through 5 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award; BCCCA is short for Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award): “Abraham Lincoln” by Mary Pope Osborne, 2011 (Cannot go wrong with MPO.) “Birchbark House” by [...]

[Read more →]

cool vintage pictures

July 6th, 2013 · Comments Off · Libraries

Oh, I do love librarians…

[Read more →]

Have a beautiful week, everyone…

June 9th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Education, Libraries

School is almost out for my kids, my students, and me. This has been a long haul this year, but I think my students and kids are looking forward to school being out more than I am! Don’t laugh, but I miss school (especially my library) over the summer. Public library will have to do, [...]

[Read more →]

Scary (and not-so-scary) books for elementary students, from your friendly librarian

May 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Book Geek, Libraries, Library Politics

Boooooooooy howdy, do I wish the Goosebumps series had never been created. In my first library (at a school with students grades 6-12), I had a few Goosebumps books, and a number of Goosebumps videotapes. What? Moving along to library #2 (K-8th grade students). The students fought over the Goosebumps books and things turned a [...]

[Read more →]

Happy, happy, happy, happy National Library Week! And happy National Poetry Month, too!

April 16th, 2013 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Libraries

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Yes, this is a great month, because April is National Poetry Month, and this is National Library Week. Enjoy! Read! Enjoy! – Ms. Nancy

[Read more →]

Back to the library!

March 24th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Book Geek, Libraries

I’m going back to work in a school library, as soon as spring break is over. It’s one of our neighborhood elementary schools, K-5, and to say that I am over the moon is pretty much an understatement. For the little kids, I plan to read them “Go, Dog. Go!” and “Press Here” (in Spanish [...]

[Read more →]

photo of the day + Rules for Libraries

February 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Book Geek, Libraries

(Photo by Steve Rawley) I would like this egret to be in charge of the library. And on your way out? Please remember to close the door and keep out the bats.

[Read more →]