Showing posts from May, 2014

450 Years of Shakespeare!

Celebrate 450 years of the Bard with Perma-Bound! William Shakespeare (1564-1616)—the greatest writer in the English language and the greatest dramatist in world history—was an Elizabethan poet and playwright. A country boy from the village of Stratford-upon-Avon who made it big in the rough-and-ready city of London, Shakespeare mixed barnyard humour with high-flown philosophy, ribaldry with wit, soaring poetry with pointed prose, creating works that upended dramatic and poetic conventions to appeal to the heart as well as the head. The man who observed that “All the world’s a stage” remains a star today, 450 years after his birth. His plays are staged more frequently now than they were in his lifetime, and they’ve been adapted and imitated endlessly. He is nearly the most-quoted English-language author in history (exceeded only by the translators of the King James Bible). Throughout 2014, Perma-Bound joins the rest of the world in recognizing Shakespea

Novels for Curriculum Study

Are you looking for some new novel suggestions for your class?  Why not check out some of these titles! Ready Player One Cline, Ernest Price:  $20.14   Annotation:  It's the year 2044, the real world is an ugly place, and Wade Watts escapes his grim surroundings jacked into a sprawling virtual utopia that lets him be anything he wants to be--and like most of humanity, Wade dreams of being the one to discover the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this virtual world. Catalog Number:  #60919 Curriculum Links: Digital Citizenship, Teens and Technology, Dystopian Jake, Reinvented Korman, Gordon Price:  $13.88 Annotation:   Rick becomes friends with the popular new boy, Jake Garrett, football player and host of superlative parties, and in the process discovers the true nature of his schoolmates and uncovers the mystery of Jake's past. Catalog Number:  #160992 Curriculum Links: Retelling of "The Great Gatsby," Id

Tips for Weeding your Library

To maintain a robust library requires periodic evaluations of your library's resources.  Weeding obsolete, damaged, and unused books is a simple way to ensure a collection that is relevant and useful for all of your patrons. However, eliminating books is never an easy process.  Here is a quick acronym that can help as you sort through your collection. Avoid A "Mustie" Library Here are tips to help you determine if a book should go. M isleading Factually inaccurate or out of date U gly Worn out beyond mending or rebinding S uperseded A new edition or better source available T rivial No discernible literary or scientific merit I rrelevant No longer pertinent to the needs and interests of your organization or its readers E lsewhere Easily borrowed or researched from another source For more tips and advice for weeding your library click on the following link: Weeding your Library    You will find information on:    * Sett