Since VADER’S LITTLE PRINCESS was my new favourite book a few weeks ago, I thought I’d share this great poster, put out by the people at Chronicle Books. Thank you!
We’ve talked in the past about Fan Fiction. If you enjoy writing, or if you just want to read some alternate stories based on your favourite TV series, movie or books, Archive of Our Own is a great site to visit. It’s well organized by subject and then broken down into smaller chunks so you can find exactly what you want to read. And if you’ve always imagined a world where Edward and Bella moved into the apartment next to the Jeffersons (okay, maybe a wild idea), this is the place to share that adventure. Just register and upload your story and wait for the reviews to roll in!
You probably won’t become an overnight sensation, but who knows? Try it for fun! If people like your writing, maybe you’ll be inspired to write that novel you’ve been thinking about for years, and you’ll already have a fan base! Good luck!
Once again, we’re gearing up for a long weekend. If you need books, make sure you drop in on Saturday to stock up. We’ll be closed Sunday and Monday. And don’t worry about trying to return books during those two days….we don’t put out the blue return box when we’re not open. Keep everything until Tuesday, and we’ll make sure it gets checked in properly.
Have a safe and happy long weekend!
We have a lot of children come to the library to use our internet. We always have a parent sign a consent form, and make them aware that we don’t have search restrictions. It’s up to them to monitor what they’re children are doing on the internet, just like it would be at home.
I came across this wonderful search engine just for kids that I might start recommending. It’s called KidRex and features colourful graphics and safe search options. What makes this so different? The site is powered by Google’s SafeSearch and Google Custom Search technology that screens sites for unacceptable content. The site’s researchers plug in keywords everyday to make sure that no sexually explicit sites pop up, and so it is nice know it is monitored on a regular basis since sites often find ways to prey on unsuspecting youngsters.
Not sure how to get your kids to use it? Why not set it as your homepage? It’ll pop up right away and they won’t have to go searching for it!
Just a little extra fun this week (yes, I’m away on holidays). Sometimes, even though it seems obvious to us all, things don’t quite go right. And so the website, YOU HAD ONE JOB! was born. Take a few minutes to scroll through the funny photos which are very self-explanatory. It’ll make you feel great about your own job and abilities!