Wednesday, April 4, 2018

More info on the Teen Intern Program

2018 Teen Intern Program
The Hopkinton Town Library is looking for students (entering 6th grade and up) to apply for internships for the Summer Reading Program. The program runs from July 3th-August 9th this summer. There will be a mandatory orientation meeting of all interns on Saturday, June 23rd at 5:30 PM. A commitment of at least 5 days is required. This experience will count as community service. We will provide you with a letter of recommendation upon request, after successful completion of the program. Interns will be selected based on experience (first choice to returning interns) and availability.
We’ll need interns during the following time slots: Tuesdays from 9:30 AM-12 PM, Thursdays from 9:30 AM-12 PM, and Fridays from 9:30-11:30 AM (only the Fridays in July).
Interested? Please fill out the following form and drop it off with Leigh Maynard at the Hopkinton Town Library during the week of April 22nd between the hours of 10 AM and 3 PM. (Tues, the 24th between 12 and 7 PM (school vacation week) If you are unable to stop by during these times, please call 746-3663 or email to arrange a time. Plan on spending a few minutes discussing your application at that time.
Teen interns are responsible for the following:
Showing up on scheduled days.
Arriving on time.
Contacting the library if unable to be here.
Assisting with program set up.
Assisting participants (ages range from 0-10, depending on program) during program.
Listening to children book share. (optional)
Assisting with clean up.
Completing tasks for program, such as cutting and gluing.

The application can be found here.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Nominate your favorite book for the Flume Award

Teens!  Have you read a great book for teens (grades 9-12) that was published recently? 
Nominate your favorite to be considered for a Flume Award!  More about the Flume Award.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Award winning books!

Great Stone Face Award (Grades 4-6 Statewide)
                     2015-2016 Great Stone Face list
Isinglass Award (Grades 7-8 Statewide)
Flume Award (NH Teen Reader’s Choice Award - Grades 9-12)
National Awards:
Caldecott Award
Newbery Award

Thursday, June 30, 2016

New! Explora for research

Designed with students and educators in mind, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework. A better alternative to websites and search engines, Explora provides students with easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Available on computers and from mobile devices, Explora offers all of the following:

  • High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals, and selected for use in a school environment
  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic Overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Numeric reading-level indicators to help students and teachers find grade-appropriate articles
  • No ads or pop-up windows
  • COPPA compliancy, meaning EBSCO does not ask for or require personal information to use its databases
  • Password-protected personal folders that allow students to save search results in a secure and organized holding area
  • Citation help, including the ability to export citation information to online bibliography generators such as EasyBib and NoodleTools.
Check out Explora by clicking on the link on the right side of the screen.  You'll need a username and password; contact the library for this information or if you need any help with Explora!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

It's time to vote for the Isinglass Award

The Isinglass award is now open to all New Hampshire students in grades 7-8.
Click HERE for book reviews by Podcast.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What are you reading?

Attention teens!  We'd love to know what you're reading this summer!  Leave a comment with the title and author and what you love (or don't love) about the book.