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The Big Library Read is here!

Big Library Read is the first-ever “global eBook club,” connecting people around the world who read the same eBook (or listen to the audiobook) at the same time! The new selection is The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict!BLROtherEinstein


Here’s a quick summary from the publisher:

Mitza Maric was always a little different from other girls. Most twenty-year-olds would be married with childrenby now, not studying physics at an elite Zurich university with only male students trying to outdo her clever calculations. But Mitza is smart enough to know that, for her, math is an easier path than marriage. And then fellow student Albert Einstein takes an interest in her, and they form a partnership of the mind and the heart. But there might not be room for more than one genius in a marriage … The Other Einstein offers us a window into a brilliant, fascinating woman whose light was lost in Albert Einstein’s enormous shadow.


June 12-26, 2017, unlimited copies of the book are available for checkout through OverDrive! Just visit Delco.Overdrive.com (you’ll need a Delaware County Library System card for this one), and borrow the Big Library Read today! BigLibraryRead.jpg

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Summer Reading Book Fair!

Ridley High School Library’s Summer Reading Book Fair is now open! Our friends at Children’s Book World in Haverford have delivered required and recommended summer reading titles right to our readers! The books are on display and for sale in the library through June 2, at 20% off the cover price. Please contact Ms. Pickett if you’re interested in bringing your classes by the library to browse the summer reading selections!IMG_0125

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Summer Reading Book Fair at the RHS Library!

Something new is happening in the Ridley High School Library this season! Our friends at Children’s Book World in Haverford are bringing a Summer Reading Book Fair right to our readers! Required and recommended summer reading titles will be on display and available for sale in the library, May 22-26, at a 20% discount off the cover price. Contact Ms. Pickett if you’re interested in bringing your classes by the library to browse the summer reading selections!171256_feelin'_groovy_book_fair_flyerForm.pdf

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The Wait is Over … AudioBook Sync is Live!

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Four of my favorite things: audiobooks, young adult literature, free stuff, and summertime (more time to read!). If you agree, read on because …

Sync 2017 is live as of April 27! SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. For each week in the 2017 season (which runs for sixteen weeks total), SYNC will make two titles available for free. Once you download them to the device of your choice, they are yours forever! That’s two thematically matched, high interest audiobook downloads a week!

Why, you ask? Because SYNC (sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive) exists to bring the listening experience to the teen audience! Sign up to receive notifications when each week’s FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text, email, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Check out SYNC’s amazing 2017 line-up of classics, bestsellers, nonfiction, and award-winning young adult books today!

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And the Pennsylvania Reader’s Choice Award goes to …

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation funded implementation of the Pennsylvania Reader’s Choice Award at Ridley High School for the 2016-2017 school year! The purpose of this award is to promote reading of quality books by young people in Pennsylvania, to encourage teacher/librarian collaboration in young adult literature, and to honor authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania. 113 students read books of their choice from the list of 15 nominated titles and voted for their favorite in March! And the 2017 winner is:Yoon

Congratulations to Nicola Yoon and all of the students in Pennsylvania that participated in the Pennsylvania Reader’s Choice Award program! Stay tuned to learn about our nominated books for 2017-2018!