• Outstanding Books Challenge!

    Join the Outstanding Books Challenge GoodReads Group! 

    Here's how it works:

    1) Sign up for Outstanding Books Challenge by joining the OBC class on www.turnitin.com.  The TurnItIn Class ID# is 16416377, and the enrollment password is <library>. 
    2)  Click here to see the American Library Association's list of Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners. Click on each category to see all the books. The categories are: Arts & Humanities,
    3) Decide whether you want to read 1, 2, or 3 books from each category.  You must read at least one from each category, that is, five books (Bronze level), in order to participate.  Of course, for a greater challenge, you can read 10 books (Silver level) or even 15 (Gold level)!
    4) To  find books, you can search our Northern Highlands Destiny Library Catalog. Search for individual titles, or search OBC to find what the Library has. You can even search <OBC 2014 Social Sciences>, for example, to find only the books in the category you want. If the Northern Highlands Library doesn't have what you need, go to BCCLS and search the public libraries' collections. Remember, with your local library card, you can request and borrow books from anywhere in the system. NOTE: There is only ONE book on the list that neither Northern Highlands nor BCCLS has. Fortunately, it is available free online. You can read Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms, a History & Cultures selection, at this link. 
    4) For each book you read, write a review that shows your understanding of the book.  Requirements and   guidelines for writing the reviews can be found here. All reviews will be submitted through TurnItIn.com and   must be submitted by midnight on Monday, May 7, 2018. The earlier you start handing in reviews, the likelier it is that you will finish!  Don’t wait until the last minute!
    5) In the spring, celebrate your accomplishment!  All who successfully complete their commitment will receive certificates extolling their achievement, a dessert party, and a prize. 
    6) Students who completed the O.B.C. last year have many more choices this year!  If you would like to participate again, see Ms. Goldberg to plan your list of books to read for this year's Challenge. More information for students who have already completed the Outstanding Books Challenge at least once can be found here.

    Stop by the Library for more information. 

    Take the Challenge!