Welcome, Ms. Fahey!

Last week, the Dana Hall community welcomed a new library assistant, Ms. Fahey. She comes to us with a varied background in education and law, and is eager to apply her years of experience to the task of helping Dana students with research. Stop in and say hello!

What is your favorite movie?

Growing up, my favorite movie was The Parent Trap, the original one, not the...

Afternoon of Card Making

Armed with glue sticks, old books, and colorful paper, students joined us in the library to create gorgeous homemade holiday cards and envelopes for friends and family. A wide array of snowflakes, tree ornaments, trees, and wreathes were made from the torn out pages of old books and magazines. Thanks to everyone who came out to spend the afternoon in the library to get ready for the holidays with all the tests and papers due in these next few weeks, and happy holidays to all!

Literary Pumpkins

It's almost Halloween, and we had a blast getting in the spirit by decorating pumpkins in the library last week!  Be sure to swing by and check out our lovely literary creations, ranging in interpretations of novels from Raven Boys to Dork Diaries!  Middle Schoolers, campus kids, and the librarians teamed up for these masterpieces, which will be on display all week.

It’s Banned Books Week

Curious about the mugshots hanging around school? Have you seen the Books Behind Bars in the library?  Wondering why there are books covered by paper bags standing up on the counter next to the bird?

That's because this week is Banned Books Week. It's a week to recognize the importance of books in our lives, open access to information, and to celebrate our freedom to read!


Girl Up Book Club Rocked!

The Middle School Girl Up Book Club spent their lunchtime yesterday speaking with the lovely ladies from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG). They discussed what it means to be a leader using examples from a variety of books read for the club like Esperanza Rising, Chanda's Secrets, Hope Was Here and many more. What a wonderful use of technology: meeting empowered young women on the other side of the world at lunch!

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