Archive for October 2014

Primary Sources

Need help with primary sources? First of all, you need to know what they are. Primary sources are original documents or objects created by eyewitnesses or participants during an event, study or historical moment, i.e., photographs, speeches, legal decisions, studies, artistic works, diary entries, interviews, or artifacts. They are different than secondary sources that summarize an event or historical moment after the fact or once removed, i.e., newspapers, magazine articles, textbooks, criticisms, encyclopedia entries. Secondly, it is helpful to know where primary sources are located so you can take learning to the next level.  Those who use primary sources often deepen their understanding of a topic by constructing new knowledge as they form reasoned conclusions. Amplify your knowledge base by using primary sources. 🙂

Teens’ Top Ten

Vote now! Voting is now open for Teens’ Top Ten, a “teen choice” list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year. All teens are eligible to vote; voting will close at the end of Teen Read Week, October 18th. The top ten titles will be announced October 20th, so be sure to check back for the winners!   #whatrureading?

Teen Read Week 2014

“Turn Dreams Into Reality @ your library” is the theme for Teen Read Week, October 12th to the 18th. What are your dreams? Your aspirations? Begin cultivating your passion NOW by reading books related to your field of interest. Going to law school someday? Read One L by Scott Turow. Med school? Try Body of Knowledge by Steve Giegerich. Fashion industry? Check out Indie Girl by Arne Johnson. Turn YOUR dreams into reality @ your library.