High school library media specialist interested in new technologies, ways to inspire teens to read and discuss great books, moderator of the model UN club and thrilled to open the rest of the world to interested kids, driven to keep learning and having fun!
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight.
If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks! I did, actually. The trilogy (The Hunger Games) is fabulous. It took me a couple of days to come to terms with everything in the final book, but I really did enjoy the whole story and Collins' writing.
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
I put all my fiction and nonfiction on GoodReads too---it keeps a tally for you on what you have read, you can rate them and review them. Milly Neff is a member and one of our reviewers from Springfield Delco- I can't remember her name right now.