Last week the library received its shipment of sample textbooks from the State of Louisiana Department of Education for public review: the 2012-2013 K-2 Mathematics and K-5 ELA (English Language Arts)/Literacy Textbook Adoption Cycle.
The textbooks will be on display at the Bossier Central Library through September 10th. This is a great opportunity for parents to evaluate textbooks for the coming school year and have a voice in deciding which books will be selected for use in the classroom.
The sets for grades K-5 include “Benchmark Literacy Toolkit: Vocabulary;” flip charts; “Source Books: Modeled Reading, Shared Reading, Interactive Reading, and Writing” with chapters on Community Spirit, Life in Many Places, and How Does Electricity Work?
For grades K-2, there are big books on Math and Science as well as activity and practice sheets.
After reviewing the textbooks please fill out the Public Comment Form that is provided and please send it to the Department of Education. Your opinion really does count.
I have one more bit of information concerning the OverDrive system used to check out eBooks. Technical Services manager Tedy Pesnell found a very good website, http://help.overdrive.com/going-mobile-videos, for OverDrive devices.
“It has step-by-step videos to help you get started. Most important it shows how to set up Adobe Digital Editions” which is necessary in order to begin downloading eBooks to any of your devices.
Make a note:
- It is not too late to sign up for the Summer Reading Program. The schedules for all library branches can be viewed on the library website at www.bossierlibrary.org.
- Bossier Central Book Club will meet on Thursday, July 12 from 6-7 p.m. to discuss “Courageous” by Randy Alcorn.
- Saturday, June 23 from 1-3 p.m., Matthew Pizzolato, a western writer from Baton Rouge, will be at Bossier Central to sign his book “The Wanted Man.” His website is: http://www.matthew-pizzolato.com.
“White Horse” by Alex Adams
“HHhH” by Laurent Binet
“Threats” by Amelia Gray
“Black Site” by Dalton Fury
“With Full Malice” by Brenda Hill
“The Good Father” by Noah Hawley
“Radio Iris” by Anne-Marie Kinney
“Beautiful Sacrifice” by Elizabeth Lowell
“Always, Always” by Harriet Lane
“The Professionals” by Owen Laukkanene
“Switching to the MAC” by David Pogue
“101 Power Crystals” by Judy Hall
“The End of Money” by David Wolman
“Among Murderers and Madness” by Sonny Long
“Homeschooling: Why and How” by Gail Nagasako
“Pre-calculus Demystified” by Rhonda Huettenmueller
“The Power of Self-Healing” by Dr. Fabrizio Mancini
“Born with a Junk Food Deficiency” by Martha Rosenberg
“Coffee is Bad, Good, for you” by Robert J. Davis
“Drop Dead Healthy” by A.J. Jacobs