Thursday, February 25, 2016

Stacking after unpacking our new STEM books!

We have just added 56 new books in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math to the library. They cover a wide variety of topics from blood (The Book of Blood) to biographies of female engineers and architects (Women of Steel and Stone) to The Physics of Superheroes. The books were funded with a generous grant from the Washington State Library and Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Virtual Book Clubs via BookTube

BookTube may sound like a root vegetable, but it’s actually an incredibly vibrant community of people who vlog (that’s video blog for those of you who are unfamiliar with the lingo) about books on YouTube.  BookRiot 
Reading can be a lonely thing, but BookTube makes it fun and interactive. Alongside chatting in the comments, BookTubers invite conversations with discussion videos that make you think not only about specific books, but about reading and literature in general. It’s always fun to see how different people perceive certain themes in books and controversies that surround the book world.
The creativity in the booktubesphere (that is definitely a real word) never ceases to amaze me. Take, for example, CSLewisDoodle, a channel that features live action illustrations of C.S. Lewis essays. 
The Readables covers everything from YA to classic literature. Thanks to good lighting, editing, and amazing graphic artistry, this channel is one of the most visually stunning on BookTube. andpop