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Library Merchandise is on Mark-Down!

Library merchandise is a great way to show off your Ridley pride, keep plastic bags and disposable cups out of landfills, and support the library all at the same time! Stop by the library anytime to pick up your choice of our ceramic mugs, tote bag, insulated lunch box, or 30-ounce water bottle. Everything is just $5 each!


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October’s Library News & New Books!

Thanks for taking a moment to read about brand new books for teachers in our Professional Reading section, the latest library merchandise, October’s Top Three books, and some great reads going from the bookshelf to the big screen!

Just click on the image for all of October’s news worth checking out!October

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New Library Merchandise? Yes, Please!

Start every day off right with a NEW Ridley High School Library mug full of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate! The library has 9-ounce ceramic mugs that will show off your Ridley pride, keep disposable cups out of landfills, and support the library all at the same time! These mugs (which happen to be the perfect size for a freshly brewed cup o’ Keurig) are just $5, and they’re available NOW in the library! Stop by anytime and say “Yes, please!” to new library merch’! CeramicMug

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Spice Up Your OverDrive App with These New Audiobooks!

Our DIGITAL LENDING LIBRARY continues to grow! Students and staff members can browse, sample, and borrow from our collection of 200+ eBooks and audiobooks. Some of the brand new audiobooks we’ve just added to our OverDrive collection include:

  • Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert
  • Everything Must Go by Jenny Fran Davis
  • A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen

Visit to browse all of our available eBooks and audiobooks! And while you’re there, check out the Collections link with handy shortcuts to popular genres and categories, including Listen Up! For information on student and staff usernames, please see Ms. Pickett.

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The Graphic History of Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton: founding father, familiar face on the $10 bill, subject of a musical you might have heard of, and now the star of his own graphic history:9780399580000The biography opens with Hamilton’s childhood in the West Indies, where he grew up the “bastard brat of a Scotch pedlar” (thanks, John Adams). Essentially orphaned, Hamilton departed for America after St. Croix’s prominent citizens raised money to fund his education. Alexander Hamilton never looked back. He went on to serve alongside George Washington in the Revolutionary War before becoming the first Secretary of the Treasury (and full-time thorn in the side of Thomas Jefferson). He also repeatedly crossed paths with and developed a profound contempt for Aaron Burr, who ultimately challenged his rival to the duel that ended Hamilton’s life.

Alexander Hamilton casts a wide historical net, covering plenty of background information on the philosophical origins of democracy, the Boston Tea Party, the American Revolution, the creation of the Constitution, and more. Jonathan Hennessey’s exposition-heavy style of narration may deter readers who are hoping for a Hamilton highlight reel. This is, instead, a rigorously-researched factual biography, and the text’s challenges occasionally outweigh its rewards. On the other hand, Justin Greenwood’s vibrant, energetic artwork will hold the reader’s interest on every page. Overall, Alexander Hamilton is an engaging tour through the life and times of one of the Revolutionary Era’s most well-known but somehow unknowable figures, a man who “straddles history and myth.”

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Thank you to Blogging for Books for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review!

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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 Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti! Here’s a quick summary from the publisher:

A teenage misfit named Hawthorn Creely inserts herself in the investigation of missing person Lizzie Lovett, who disappeared mysteriously while camping with her boyfriend. Hawthorn doesn’t mean to interfere, but she has a pretty crazy theory about what happened to Lizzie. In order to prove it, she decides to immerse herself in Lizzie’s life. It’s a huge risk — but it’s just what Hawthorn needs to find her own place in the world.

October 12-26, 2017, unlimited copies of the book (including an audiobook edition) are available for checkout through OverDrive! Just visit (you’ll need a Delaware County Libraries card for this one), and borrow the Big Library Read today!BLRhero-Aug17


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September’s Library News & New Books!

Here is the Ridley High School Library newsletter for September, with all of the news and new books worth checking out! Thanks for taking a moment to read about a brand new digital resource called Exploring Issues, the upcoming Big Library Read, September’s Top Three books, and the latest bestseller to go from the bookshelf to the big screen!

Just click on the image for all of September’s news worth checking out!September