The Brooklyn Tech Librarians are delighted to bring you our annual report for 2018-2019, both in full text and infographic format.
This year has been a very productive year, with highlights including expanded access during 10th period each day, library-based Monday study hall, vacation book clubs and a school-wide reading challenge to promote reading across the building and our first book fair in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore.
As you will see, we also increased our classroom visits by 28% and database usage rose by an average of 176%, with more than 109,000 database articles accessed by Brooklyn Tech students.
We welcome any feedback or questions you might have, and invite you to reach out about ways you can get more involved in the library. We have a Library Committee, which meets about 3 times a year. Teachers, students, parents and administrators are welcome to join! Students are also welcome to apply to work as a library monitor in the fall. Parents, we've love to have some regular library volunteers to assist with book processing. EVERYONE is welcome to follow us on Instagram @brooklyntechlibrary or reach out by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Readers! We hope you are continuing to enjoy your reading journey and the books along the way! As a reminder, the goal of the challenge is to encourage reading for pleasure and reading outside of your regular reading patterns.
BONUS: Send us an instagram post of a book you are reading with at least 4 hashtags and come collect a prize!
How are you tracking your reading?
Goodreads? Our Reading Challenge form? (more available in the library) The public library Reading History? Another way?
The first person to officially finish (we know there are more of you out there!):
Here is the reading list of Judith Ryan, English teacher, who finished the challenge and shared her list (click on images for more information about the books, *=available at BTHSLibrary):
4. Graphic Novel: Speak (Adaptation) by Laurie Halse Anderson (fiction)*
5. Book with protagonist that looks nothing like me: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (autobiographical novel in verse)
6. Book out of regular genres: Listening is an Act of Love by Dave Isay (radio interviews)
Short books: Want to read more, but have little time?
Book suggestions - short books 125 pages or less
This is a great way to take a risk on a genre that you usually don’t try. Please recommend other excellent short books!
Noticeably absent from this list are poetry, plays and graphic novels, which tend to be shorter than full length texts.
Search our catalog for format (graphic novel) and genre: http://bthslib.weebly.com/catalog.html
Please let us know if you are enjoying a book or if you have finished! (and stop by, starting today, to get a Chipotle BOGO coupon for reading three books from the challenge!)
Ms. Drusin, Ms. Ferguson and Ms. Laudi
Ms. Drusin is one of the librarians at the Brooklyn Tech Library. We look forward to seeing you in the library!