By Karlie Gipe
It has been said in the past that a book is way to escape from reality and jump into a fantasy. Located in this very school is a place where students can go to do exactly that. In the first few weeks of December, our high school’s library received approximately 62 new books.
As you walk into the library, the books are set up on a table display labeled “New Books” as well as on a shelf located against the yearbook office. The quantity of books consists of several different types of genres from memoirs to mystery.
“All of the books fall under the category of ‘young adult’, and several follow the genre of fantasy,” Librarian Ms. Allyson Ayres said.
A few new books sitting on the table include Sent and Caught from the popular series written by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Recently, Jodi Picoult tag-teamed with Samantha Van Leer in writing a novel about a high school girl that falls deeply in love with a classmate. Their novel is called Between the Lines.
The library was fortunate enough to receive books that were purchased from amazon.com, Junior Library Guild, and some donated to them. “When the students come into the library, they tend to always ask for new books,” Ms. Ayres said.
During homeroom, study hall or lunch stop by the library and check out what new books are in store.