Library Media and Technology
APPR (All Pikes Peak Reads) 2019!
Pikes Peak Library District has announced the selected titles for All Pikes Peak Reads 2019! Each summer PPLD launches this special event, created to engage and connect our community through common literary experiences. Individual library branches hold special events, including book clubs, related to the chosen books. In October and November various branches will be hosting author visits. Click on the icon to the right for more information.
The APPR middle school/teen pick is Nowhere Boy by Katherine Marsh. Ms. Marsh will be hosting an author session (for students only) at Library 21C on October 24. LPMS is planning to arrange a FREE field trip for students who have read this book. Pick up your copy of Nowhere Boy today at any local library branch. The LPMS Library hopes to have multiple copies available in August.
SORA - the OverDrive app for students!
To access and use Sora:
1) Download the FREE & SAFE Sora App* by OverDrive, or click directly on the Sora link in the Library Media and Technology menu to the left.
2) Find & select: Lewis-Palmer School District
3) Login using your school username & password (do NOT add the gmail @lewispalmer.org address)
5) Bonus: use your PPLD card & PIN # to check out thousands more teen and children's eBooks and audiobooks on Sora.
*At this time the Sora app is not in Amazon. The traditional OverDrive app may also be used to access the LPSD digital collection.
Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award Winner & 2019 Nominees
The 2019 winner is: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas! This powerful book is available at both LPSD high schools and in the public library, although not in the LPMS collection due to mature teen content and themes.
The Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award is voted on each year by Colorado teens ONLY, from a list of nominees chosen by Colorado students in middle through high school.
Teens - read at least one of the twelve new book nominees and vote for your favorite by the end of December. LPMS has or is in the process of acquiring most of these titles (including several on Sora/OverDrive). Look under the blue spruce tree in the library for available print copies.
Click on the Blue Spruce emblem to the right to find out more about the current nominees, how to vote, and the rules for nominating titles for the 2020 list.