Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Library Books Due / OPRFHS Digital Library

All books are due by May 19th.  Please be sure to return any library items you have out by that date to the OPRFHS library.

Still want to check out books from the library over the summer?  You can!  Our digital library of ebooks and audiobooks is always available through OverDrive 24/7.  Just download the OverDrive Media Console onto your device to browse our collection and check out books.  Contact Ms. Hooper with any questions: ahooper@oprfhs.org

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Abe Winner and OPPL Events

2014 Abe Award Winner for the state of Illinois!

The OPRFHS students who voted for the 2014 Abe Lincoln Book Award chose the same book as the rest of the high school students in Illinois: John Green's The Fault in Our Stars. Be sure you see the movie, which comes out June 6th!



Also, the Oak Park Public Library has a lot going on now!

Cosplay at the Maze Branch, April 24th
Manga MiniCon at the Main Library, May 10th
Battle of the Bands in Scoville Park, June 14th

You can also apply now for the Teen Summer Volunteer Program!

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 Abe Award Winner (just in OPRFHS....not the state)

The OPRFHS students who participated in voting for the 2014 Abe Lincoln Award (Illinois High School Students' Choice Award) chose The Fault in Our Stars by John Green out of the 22 nominees (FYI, the movie comes out June 6th)!  I will post the actual Abe Lincoln Award winner chosen by all Illinois high school students next week.

Also, the 2015 Abe nominees are arriving in the library!  There are some great books on the list.  Stop by the library to reserve a 2015 Abe.  Here is the list: 2015 Abe LibGuide

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

It's Time to Vote for the Abe Lincoln Book Award!

It's time for high school students in the state of Illinois to vote for the book they feel should win the Abe Lincoln Book Award (Illinois High School Students' Choice Award)!

Vote by clicking HERE.  Remember, you must have read at least 4 books from the 22 nominated books to be eligible to vote.  Students have until March 14th to vote.  The winner will be announced the week before spring break.  All nominated books are available in the OPRFHS library.

There are also paper ballots available in the library.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

American Library Association 2014 Award Winners!

The ALA announced the winners of the Youth Media Awards over the past weekend at the Midwinter conference in Philadelphia.  We have many of the titles below in our library, and if we don't, they are currently on order.  Stop by to check out a title or put one on hold! The full list of award winners is available here.

Below are some of the highlights for young adults:

** Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults:
“P.S. Be Eleven,” written by Rita Williams-Garcia, is the King Author Book winner. The book is published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.
Three King Author Honor Books were selected: “March: Book One,” written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell, and published by Top Shelf Productions; “Darius & Twig,” written by Walter Dean Myers and published by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers; and “Words with Wings,” written by Nikki Grimes and published by WordSong, an imprint of Highlights.

** Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults:
“Midwinterblood,” written by Marcus Sedgwick, is the 2014 Printz Award winner. The book is published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group.
Four Printz Honor Books also were named: “Eleanor & Park,” written by Rainbow Rowell and published by St. Martin’s Griffin (Macmillan); “Kingdom of Little Wounds,” written by Susann Cokal and published by Candlewick Press; “Maggot Moon,” written by Sally Gardner, illustrated by Julian Crouch and published by Candlewick Press; and “Navigating Early,” written by Clare Vanderpool and published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House LLC, Penguin Random House Company.

** Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences:
 “Brewster,” written by Mark Slouka and published by W. W. Norton & Company
“The Death of Bees,” written by Lisa O’Donnell and published by Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
“Golden Boy: A Novel,” written by Abigail Tarttelin and published by ATRIA Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
“Help for the Haunted,” written by John Searles and published by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
“Lexicon: A Novel,” written by Max Barry and published by The Penguin Group, Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
“Lives of Tao,” written by Wesley Chu and published by Angry Robot, a member of the Osprey Group
“Mother, Mother: A Novel,” written by Koren Zailckas and published by Crown Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Random House, Inc.
“Relish,” written by Lucy Knisley and published by First Second, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership
“The Sea of Tranquility: A Novel,” written by Katja Millay and published by ATRIA Paperback, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.
“The Universe Versus Alex Woods,” written by Gavin Extence and published by Redhook Books, an imprint of Orbit, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.

** Stonewall Book Award - Mike Morgan & Larry Romans Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award given annually to English-language works of exceptional merit for children or teens relating to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience:
“Beautiful Music for Ugly Children,” written by Kirstin Cronn-Mills and published by Flux, an imprint of Llewellyn Worldwide Ltd; and “Fat Angie,” written by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo and published by Candlewick Press, are the winners of the 2014 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award.
Three Honor Books were selected: “Better Nate Than Ever,” written by Tim Federle and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division; “Branded by the Pink Triangle,” written by Ken Setterington and published by Second Story Press; and “Two Boys Kissing,” written by David Levithan and published by Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, a division of Random House, Inc.

** YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults:
“The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi,” written by Neal Bascomb, is the 2014 Excellence winner. The book is published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
Four other books were finalists for the award: “Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design,” written by Chip Kidd and published by Workman Publishing Company; “Imprisoned: The Betrayal of Japanese Americans During World War II,” written by Martin W. Sandler and published by Walker Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Inc.; “Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles, America’s First Black Paratroopers,” written by Tanya Lee Stone and published by Candlewick Press; and “The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy,” written by James L. Swanson and published by Scholastic Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Second Quarter Library Newsletter

Here is a small selection of new books that have recently arrived in the library.  See more new books and what's happening in the OPRFHS Library by clicking the link below to view our Quarterly Newsletter.

Second Quarter Library Newsletter