Thursday, June 9, 2011


Hello all,

It is hard to believe that June is already in full swing. Before you leave for the summer, I hope you will return your library books. Currently, our school has over 700 overdue books. That translates into approximately $14,000.00 in lost materials. Sadly, our book budget has been cut for five years in a row and will decrease again in the Fall. So, it is very important to hold on to the books that we have in our collection in order to make sure our students have plenty of good quality materials to read for pleasure and to support their exit projects and other research assignments.

When you return your books, I will clear your record in the computer system. You will not be charged a late fee, even if the book is years late. If you lost your books, please check with me to find out the cost of replacement.

Thank you for your help in maintaining our school library.

Your friendly librarian,

Mrs. Kinast

Monday, March 14, 2011

This Book Trailer is AWESOME!!

The IS 68 Library Book Club made this book trailer video using Animoto software and I am very proud of their work.

Check out the hotness by clicking the link below:

IS 68 - Hunger Games

Then, read the book!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Check the SweetSearch widget I just added to this blog!

SweetSearch is a great way to make sure your search isn't polluted with advertisements, personal websites and harmful or inaccurate information. The SweetSearch4You is a search engine that allows you to search only safe, educational information. It is a great tool for school research. Give it a try.