Blue Library Buzz
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot
I totally agree with Ms. Eliot, autumn is delicious. I've often felt it was more like the start of the year than January. It's when we send children off to pre-school or college, homeschoolers reboot their efforts, and the air has that crisp feel to it as we head out to the first high school football game. September is a time of excitement and anticipation. We feel it at the Lakeside Library and relish the opportunity to help get you in the school mode.
The most obvious thing to find at the library is books. Over the years we have acquired multiple copies of required reading material such as The Giver by Lois Lowry, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Marie Remarque to mention a few. For our younger readers, we have new Early Literacy kits, Easy Readers and beginning chapter books from favorite authors such as Mary Pope Osborne (Magic Tree House) and Barbara Park (Junie B. Jones). Upper elementary through teens will find their favorite series including Warriors, by Erin Hunter, Harry Potter and Twilight. But most importantly, if you can't find it, ask us, we will do our best to track it down.
Beyond the tangible material lies a wealth of online resources. On our website, you will find two tabs: “Research” and “Homework Help.” Research area lists databases you may access remotely with you library card number. PROQUEST is one such database where you can search a full collection of journals, magazines and newspapers on any subject. Homework Help lists 11 kid-friendly sites with everything from simple search engines to a site to search for colleges and universities. Need some help brushing up on skills or studying for your GRE? At LearningExpressLibrary.com you can access skill practice tests from the Elementary level up through Career Placement exams. Just click on the Take Practice Tests Online link from our homepage and start studying.
Start the “New Year” off right by visiting the Lakeside Library.