Friday, December 15, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

‘The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade’

Book cover, 'The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade' by Jordan Sonnenblick. Cover image depicts a silver-colored, five-pointed star with the word 'Sheriff' embossed in the center against a dark blue background
I thoroughly relate to stories about people who stand up to bullying, which led me to select The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade from the new-books shelf at my local library.

Sixth-grader Maverick Falconer carries a toy sheriff’s badge that was given to him by his father. It reminds him of his dad, who was killed in Afghanistan. And he also keeps it to inspire himself to make things better for the people around him. But somehow, things go disastrously wrong.

I think many young people will be able to relate to the situations that Maverick finds himself in, and hopefully some readers will be inspired to kindness and bravery.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

SAT and ACT Preparation events, free at SCL branches

Lara Mayelian, teen services librarian at Rincon Valley Regional Library, asked me to help publicize events for tweens and teens — among them, free SAT and ACT Preparation events at Sonoma County Library branches.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Teens earn free book by reading and reviewing three

Here’s an offer that appeals to me as a reader and reviewer of books. At Rincon Valley Library, teens can read three books, write three thoughtful reviews of the books, and select one free book as a prize for every three books they read and review.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Winter-theme in SRCSA library

View of bookshelves and counters in library. White holiday lights are strung across ceiling, and pieces of paper are arranged on tall spindles, graded from larger sheets at base, to smaller at-top to suggest snow-covered trees. Winter holiday themed books are displayed on counter-top.

These winter-themed decorations at SRCSA Library really capture the beauty of the season; they’re the work of Library Technician Shannon Williams. SRCSA parents, maybe you’ll see them for yourselves if you attend “Coffee with the Principal” at 8:15 a.m. today.