Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Take a Learning Myths Quiz

This blog post has some pretty useful information. So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap.

Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn.
Got a minute? Go to NPR and take their learning myths quiz. You might be surprised and learn more effective studying techniques. Image from Boston Globe

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Taking the leap to self publishing.

Teens Can Write, Too! Founded in September 2011, Teens Can Write, Too! (TCWT) is a blog dedicated to supporting and encouraging teen writers. As of August 2015, TCWT has officially closed down. Still, they have four years of archives behind them, and will be useful to any newcomers.

ePublishing + school classes In some high school classes, teens are becoming published authors through self-publishing projects. Smashwords working with Los Gatos (CA) Public Library and Los Gatos High School published an electronic poetry anthology. Physics and engineering teacher Bryan Holmes has been advising a handful of students this year on a self-publishing project at Ridgefield High School in Connecticut. U.S.News

Open Call for Young Adult Short Story Submissions Wanted: short stories for realistic teen fiction anthology, On The Edge of Tomorrow. Submissions open through April 30, 2017. All short stories should be a minimum of 1,500 words and a maximum of 7,500 words. For a complete list of guidelines, including manuscript submission guidelines, please visit and click on 2017 Anthology Submissions.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fake News?

IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News)  to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you.  Download pdf of poster

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

KCLS Partnership

King County Library has created special student accounts for all Shorecrest students so you may seamlessly log in from school, home or from any computer or device.

Easy to Remember
  • account number:  412 + student ID number
  • pin number:  last four digits of your student ID number
Seamless Access 
Without needing a physical card you can access the following...
  • Homework Help from Live Tutors
  • eBooks, audiobooks, videos and even magazines and newspapers to download to your computer or device
  • Premium databases with info you can’t just find through Google
No Fines or Fees
Because it’s access to electronic materials it won’t be necessary to track due dates.

Go to to start.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Loland Self-Published

"He is a lethal assassin with a conscience. A meticulous contract killer who accepts no payment. Working with patient precision and careful planning, he is a hitman who takes lives for the benefit of society by targeting criminals who have managed to avoid capture and punishment...."
There’s a new novel in the thriller genre entitled Axman which is available on Amazon, and is written by — our own Lane Loland!

Monday, December 19, 2016


Overdue By More Than 120 Years, A Library Book Finally Finds Its Way Home 
"I am sorry to inform you that one of your former pupils, Professor A.E. Boycott FRS [Fellow of the Royal Society], appears to have stolen the enclosed — I can't imagine how the school has managed without it!" 
Seems like an open-and-shut case, to be sure — except that the professor in question had attended the school from 1886 to 1894. Gillett is his 77-year-old granddaughter. She says she found the book while sorting through her collection after her husband's death earlier this year. NPR 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Our New Heritage Month Display

Each month the display will reflect a different heritage theme.