Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries and highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week 2018 and will be held September 23–29.
Some of the most popular and prolific books of our time were once banned or challenged including classics such as To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Great Gatsby, OF Mice and Men, Gone With the Wind, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Lord of the Rings and current favorite reads (many of which have been made into movies) including Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, The Glass Castle, Gossip Girl, Twilight and even Captain Underpants.
Our Reading Challenge for 6th and 7th grade begins Monday, September 10 and a donut breakfast is up for grabs! The 6th grade and 7th grade reading classes that log the most minutes from September 10 - October 10 will win donuts in the Library Learning Commons!
Minutes read in class, any required reading, homework or leisure reading count towards your reading minutes however, they need to be logged on Biblionasium! The goal is 1,000 total minutes for each student but every minute counts so make sure you're logging minutes whenever you read!
You can login to Biblionasium by scanning the QR code below or visiting and logging into Destiny and then selecting Bibliolionasium when you click the "hamburger menu" on the top left corner.
Come to the Library Learning Commons to participate in first quarters STEM Challenge!
The Boat Challenge!
Density of water is 1.0g/ml. For an object to float in water it must be less dense than water.
We need you to build a ship using Legos that is capable of carrying the greatest number of pennies without sinking.
How many pennies does your boat hold before it sinks? How could you have changed the design to hold more pennies?
The student who builds the boat that holds the most pennies wins a prize!
The Reading Challenge begins on September 10th, and ends October 10th. The reading classes on each grade level who read the most total minutes win a donut breakfast in the Library Learning Commons.
Each individual must read 1000 minutes in one month. YOU CAN DO IT!
Don't forget to login to Biblionasium and log your minutes! Can't wait to reward the winners!
Thank you to all the students that participated in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge making Lost Mountain one of the top 10 middle schools in all of Cobb County in the challenge!
Special shout out to out top readers, each of whom received $5 to spend at the book fair for their efforts. Our reader logging the most minutes, Charles C., also received a gift card courtesy of Daily Grind!
1. Charles C. (7th grade)
2. Hanna K. (7th grade)
3. Mikayla W. (6th grade)
4. Eniola B. (8th grade)
5. Madison S. (8th grade)
6. Panama H. (7th grade)
7. Kayla W. (8th grade)
8. Sophia N. (7th grade)
9. Jasmin L. (6th grade)
We are excited about the 2018 Summer Reading Program, which kicks off on May 24. We'd love to have all rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders participate. Please visit the Summer Reading page on this site for all the details.
For additional reading resources visit: https://www.cobbsummerreading.com/reading-resources.html
The school year is coming to a close, which means all books will need to be returned to the Learning Commons soon. Below are some key dates to remember:
ASAP Please return any overdue books as soon as possible. If you have lost a book please come talk to the Media Specialist in the Learning Commons about what to do.
May 7 Begin one book checkout
May 11 Last day to checkout books
May 17 All books due to Learning Commons
With the new Library PASS program all Cobb County Public Library resources are now available to Cobb County Public School students using your student ID number.
Your student ID number now works like a library card number at any Cobb County Public Library branch and online. You can access the Public Library databases 24/7 to find great books to read, download, or stream. Or visit any branch location to use the internet, type papers and reports, print, or check out a book to read. The library even offers a growing collection of apps that you can download your mobile device.
All you need is your student ID number and a PIN. You PIN is your 4 digit birthday using the month and day you were born. For example, if you were born on February 4, your PIN would be 0204.
For more information visit Cobb County Public Library