Cassandra's Library Round-Up


Weekly Round-Up: Week of May 3

Hello again from the Calhoun Library! Welcome to week 5 of the Weekly Round-Up!

I hope you enjoyed hearing some of our favorite poems for National Poetry Month. If you missed them, you can still check them out on Calhoun's Instagram.

I hope everyone had a Happy May Day —may all our April showers lead to beautiful May flowers to brighten our lives. And kids — don’t forget that Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10 (that’s next week)!

Just a reminder that you can reach out to your librarians Cassandra and Beverly via email. Students can also connect with Cassandra on Google Hangouts; my "office hours" are currently 9:40-10:30am and 1:30-3pm.

Featured Books on Sora:
Every week, we will highlight a few new books on Sora, Calhoun’s eBook and audiobook lending platform. Check out this video tutorial on how to sign into your account. We’re adding new titles every week, but if you have a request, just email Cassandra.
 
Sora featured books

Storytimes and Other Virtual Experiences:

Magic Treehouse Adventures:

Each week, Magic Tree House Home Adventures will feature videos from author Mary Pope Osborne, activities, craft ideas, themed recipes, reading challenges, cross-curricular lessons, family trivia night game ideas, fun surprises and much more!

Julie’s Library Show:

A new podcast from actress Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamiliton. Every week, they will settle into the reading nook for a new story. 

Audiobook SYNC:

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. SYNC 2020 will use Sora, the student reading app from OverDrive. Each week, two new free audiobooks will be made available through SYNC for students to download. This week on SYNC: Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson and The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater.

Other Library News:
Don’t forget to check out our other distance learning resources at our Distance Learning Resources Libguide.