Here is the latest information regarding the library media center, books, teens and technology.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mrs. Mowery's Update


For the school year 2012-2013 I am taking a sabbatical.  Information regarding my classes, travels, book reviews, and interesting articles will be posted on my new blog, Notes from the Hiatusphere.
Since I am taking a number of great courses in technology including one on Google Apps for Education I will create a new website with numerous features for our Hooked-on-Books Club and HS Reading Olympics team. I will try to link everything together so that the information is easy to find. Should you wish to recommend any interesting item please email me at

I will see you back in September, 2013.  Have a great year!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Catherine Gilbert Murdock Talks to UD Students

Renowned young adult author, Catherine Gilbert Murdock visited our library media center last Thursday during our enhancement period to talk about her award-winning novels, The Dairy Queen series and her latest book, Wisdom's Kiss.  She discussed her writing career which began as a technical writer for industrial manuals.   She emphasized the importance of writing correct instructions so that the reader doesn't electrocute himself.  She also studied and tried screenwriting which she did not enjoy and finally found her passion writing for teens.  Her famous Dairy Queen book began as a dream that the author wanted to learn more about.  The novel became so famous that the publishers demanded three more. Her latest novel, Wisdom's Kiss is a romantic fantasy written in alternating chapters as a play, encyclopedia and diaries.  It is delightful and humorous. It is also receiving great reviews.  More information can be found at her website:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Teen Read Week

Lauren Kurtz, teen librarian at Upper Dublin Public Library, and I are teaming up to bring some fun and reading inspiration to the teens in our area during the week of October 24th. Our top program this year is Wrestlemania 28 Reading Challenge sponsored by the American Library Association. Teens who read 5 books or graphic novels during teen read week are eligible to enter a contest to attend the live televised event. Also granted is $2,000 for their school.

Also happening this week are the annual English class visits to read, drink coffee or hot chocolate, eat some sweets and learn about new books. Ms. Kurtz may also join in the fun.

More info at

Thursday, May 12, 2011

My Side Of The Mountain

My Side Of The Mountain

Mrs. Lezczynski's classes made fabulous Animoto book trailers which can be found on the library wikispace under "Book Trailers." This is one example from Avani Patel.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What's new in young adult literature glog

This glogster presents some of the books presented on April 26th. My favorite book and the Printz Award-winning novel for teens is Ship Breaker.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Professional Library

In our new media center there is a new section specifically dedicated to professional literature for staff. Located here are the latest professional education journals and those that are subject-specific such as The English Journal. Beneath the journals are books dealing with teaching, educational technology, and the state of education. Please visit this new section, let us know what you think and make some suggestions.

Friday, February 11, 2011