Mental Health Awareness Month

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We’re bringing awareness to Mental Health Awareness Month this May by featuring books with characters who live with various mental illnesses (including anxiety, ADHD, and obsessive compulsive disorder). We also have a few nonfiction titles, such as the new nonfiction comic When Anxiety Attacks, and (Don’t) Call Me Crazy: 33 Voices Start The Conversation About Mental Health.

We also have new mindfulness coloring bookmarks on display – free to color either during break, or at home!

Reading Ally Book Display

What does it mean to be a Reading Ally? The 6th Graders are finding out right now! As part of the 6th Grade Science curriculum, each student is reading a book (of their choice) featuring a character with a gender identity that is different from straight & cisgender. This display features several of the titles chosen by the students, as well as some non-fiction titles that are available as resources.

Visit our LGBTQIA+ LibGuide for more resources relating to the project!

National Poetry Month Display

April was National Poetry Month, and we had some of our favorite poetry books on display (including books of poetry by Nikki Giovanni, Mary Oliver, Shel Silverstein & more!)

About National Poetry Month: “National Poetry Month was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.” – Nat’l Poetry Month Homepage

BC Book Madness Contenders

These titles are hard to keep on the shelf because of their popularity! But we do have a display of our BC Book Madness contenders that haven’t been checked out. These 16 original book contenders are sorted into the four categories of: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Graphic Novels & Young Adult. Books will be taken off display as elimination voting occurs!