By Phoenix Ashman
Science fiction and vampire fantasy top the list of favorite types of books in the high school library, and new books are hitting the shelves monthly.
Librarian Ms. Allyson Ayres says she seen a jump in the number of avid readers using the library this year, especially guys.
Many guys like the Patrick Lore collection I am Number Four, a science fiction series set in the future. She said a lot of girls still reading vampire fantasy, so she sees the Gabrielle Zevin series about werewolves in the library’s future.
Mrs. Ayres also has new books from authors such as Christopher Pike, Gin Phillips, Melissa De La Cruz, and Carolita Blythe.
The new arrivals are located on the display table beside the left row of computers and they are restocked every three weeks, according to Mrs. Ayres.
Using Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble once a month to find exciting new books to fill the shelves, Ayres said “If someone suggests a book, I can usually order their selection.”
Aid Needed: The library also provides a new volunteer opportunity this year. Ms. Ayres is looking for library aid from students period 6, preferably an underclassman that can continue into the next school year.
Students that are interested in checking in and out books, shelving books, working on displays and helping teachers with lamination and posters should stop in the library during a study hall or before leaving school.
In order to participate in library aid, the student would need to have a study hall or late arrival/early release during the time that they are needed.
The only requirements for library aid are an outgoing personality. Ms. Ayres said, “They need to be the kind of student to help people check out and find books and to help with teacher’s needs.”