Celebrate National School Library Month, stop by the library Friday and vote for your favorite READ photo.  The winning photographer will be awarded the READERS' CHOICE AWARD which includes a monetary prize and their photo made into a poster for display on the library walls.

Thank you for your participation in our annual READ Photo Contest.

PHS Annual Author Visit:
Melissa de la Cruz

Author Melissa de la Cruz will be at Poway High on Tuesday, April 15.  She will lunch with any interested students in K-1.  Ms. De La Cruz will also speak to select 5th period classes.

Join us in our celebration of the author's works.   We would like to enlist your help in creating a frozen Las Vegas, the backdrop of Ms. De La Cruz's latest novel.  Stop by and pick up a piece of our special snowflake paper.  We would like to add your snowflake to the frozen window scene.
Interested in learning more about the book? Click here to read an excerpt. 

In anticipation of the release of Ms. De La Cruz's The Ring and the Crown we are assembling our own floral crown to present to the author.  Please help.  Pick up some tissue paper and a tie and create a flower to adorn the crown.

The Ring and the Crown comes out April 1. 
To read the first few chapters click here.

Best Young Adult Books of 2013

Now that you have seen other's favorites. Tell us yours. Double click on the wall below to add your favorite YA title of 2013.

2013 Teens Top 10

We voted in Oct.  Here are the winners! 

Click here to see previous year's Teens Top 10.

Hero Worship
Virtual Book Group
We are starting an online book discussion group.  The first book selected for reading and discussing is Hero Worship by Christopher Long. 
If you are interested in participating in the group, contact Alen Sonny, alensonny@gmail.com for more information.

Thank you PHS students and staff for another successful author visit.

Author Visit Collage

Looking for some March Madness?
Click on the picture to find out who won.
To read the judge's reasoning visit battleofthebooks.slj.com.

We will be ordering the winner.  Place a hold on it today.

1st line Fridays continues!
Follow this contest on Twitter @powayhslibrary, #1stlines

This week's first line is only a partial first line (Tweets can only be 140 characters), "You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviors".

Guess the title and be entered into our raffle for a Barnes & Noble giftcard. One winner every 6 weeks.
Click to enter:  http://goo.gl/504tGx.

http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/Healthy New Year Scavenger Hunt:

The Healthy Research Trophy is here.  We swept the contest and left Westview trailing.  Our individual research awards went to Duc Nguyen, Ms. McMillan and Ms. Mogush.  They persevered  through the entire month and answered all 8 questions. Thank you all for exploring our new database, Teen Health & Wellness.

12/4/13  Research Award

This year the library will be awarding $100 to the student with the best research essay.  The essay should be one you wrote for a PHS class as the teacher of the class will also be honored with a prize.  To learn more or to submit your essay visit the Research Award page.

11/22/2013   INFOGRAPHICS

Seniors are preparing for their first senior project presentation by creating an infographic. An infographic is a visual representation of data or instructive materials.  Here is one on the Color Distribution of YA Book Covers.  It is by writer, Kate Hart. Click on the graphic to enlarge.

Our next book group discussion will be about Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Join us in reading this discussion provoking title.  Copies available for checkout.  Book Group will meet to discuss on Jan. 8 at lunch in the library.

10/14/13 PTSA Thank-you
Today we are signing a thank-you card for the PTSA.  They paid for our Junior Library Guild subscription.  This subscription provides PHS with 12 new books a month.  So when you visit today, make sure and sign letting us know you appreciate new  books.
We <3 PTSA!
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