Banned Books Week!

We just finished putting the finishing touches on the Banned Books Week display when a young lady asked to check one out ….  well, actually five of them!  Stop by the library from September 26 – 20th and ask about banned and challenged books.  Celebrate your right to read!


NEW E-Books!

We just added 106 titles to our Overdrive collection.  You can view them by clicking on SHS Ebooks (under Blogroll on the right) and then logging in with your Powerschool username and password.




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Our day started with a school wide assembly in which Erin Lange, James McTeer, and Greg Neri spoke to the entire student body as part of our 7Reads reading initiative.  Dr. Booker gave a special presentation highlighting the ten years and thanking the founders of 7Reads.  After each author gave a brief summary of who they were and about their work (including James performing an outstanding rap – mic drop!), three students, Quinn Filler, Bryson Coleman, and Toneia Douglas, asked questions in an informal panel discussion format.

Following the assembly, the authors attended a special meet and greet with the librarians, district office personnel, and the founders of the 7Reads program.


Authors then went to different areas of the school to talk to classes.  A total of 395 students were able to see an author in a small group setting.

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A big Loquacious Library “Thank you” to  …

  • the authors Greg, James, and Erin for taking time out of their busy schedule to visit us
  • students Quinn Filler, Bryson Coleman, and Toneia Douglas for sitting in on the panel and asking engaging questions of our authors
  • JROTC for the presentation of colors
  • Zy’Ana Miller for a gorgeous performance of our national anthem
  • Kellie Bertrand for setting up equipment
  • Former principal Rodney Graves and parent Kathy Bennett for founding the program

You can see more photos on our Facebook page.


Sharing Online … OOPS

Mrs. Layne worked with Dr. Newett’s social studies classes to talk about personal information and sharing online. She showed a video showing how easy it is to find personal information on social media. The class engaged in a discussion about the pros and cons of sharing information online.

If you can not view the YouTube video, click on the Dropbox link below ..

August 2016 – Loquacious newsletter