Cheyenne’s Media Center is an exciting place to be! Check out our 2020-2021 special events…
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Ghost Decorating Contest – Sept. 28 – Oct. 23rd – Stop by the Media Center and pick up a ghost form. Decorate your ghost to look like a book character and return it by October 23rd for a chance to win a prize. Prizes will be announced the last week of October.
BOOKHUB Contest – Nov. 2 – Dec. 11th – It’s contest time! Which English class will check out the most books? The class with the highest percentage per pupil of book checkouts will receive a special prize. Sidenote: Check out count only includes free reading books (not required class novels).
Bookmark Contest – Jan. 5 – Jan. 29th – The Cheyenne library needs your help designing some bookmarks. Please print off the form or pick up a copy of the submission form outside the Media Center’s doors. Winners will be announced the first week of February.
2021 EPS Book Madness – Mar. 1- Apr. 2 – Starting March 1st we will be doing our 2021 EPS Book Madness (a.k.a. March Madness but with books) and we would love ALL students and teachers to participate. Voting will occur during Advisory classes. If you have not read the books paired against each other, that’s okay. You can vote instead on which one you would prefer to read. There will be announcements every week giving the results. The bulletin board in the Commons will also show the results. Each week during the month of March we will have a new round until students have voted on the Ultimate Book Madness CHAMPION!
Best of Books Book Fair – May 12 – 18 – Stock up on your favorite summer reads at the Best of Books book fair! Teachers and Virtual Edmond students can shop Wed., May 12th from 8:15 – 2:30 PM. Thursday, May 13 through Tuesday, May 18 (closed weekends) the book fair will be open from 7:30 AM – 2:15 PM in the Media Center Annex. Students will be allowed to come to the book fair with his/her 6th or 7th grade Literacy teacher, or 8th grade English teacher on their scheduled day. Students may also visit the book fair throughout the week with a pass from any classroom teacher.
2022 Red Dirt Jump Start – Get a jump start on reading the 2022 Red Dirt Book Award nominees. The middle school nominees can be found here. If you are moving onto high school, please check out the 2022 High School Red Dirt list. Remember you must read a minimum of 3 Red Dirt titles before voting for your favorite.
Check out these book-related community events…
Teen Talk – join the Metropolitan Library Systems’ Remind group to get updates on all of the teen public library events.
Bring Out Your Dead – Oct. 21st – The Edmond Metropolitan Library presents Bring Out Your Dead. This event is for ages 12 to 18 ONLY. The event includes a trivia contest, games, and a costume contest. Register online at www.metrolibrary.org.
Paranormal Young Adult Author Hour – Oct. 31st – The Metropolitan Library System is hosting a virtual author panel with Jennifer L. Armentrout, Tracy Wolff, and Caleb Roehrig. It starts at 2PM. Go to facebook.com/metrolibrary to learn more.
Gordon Korman Facebook Live Event – Jan. 19 – Join Best of Books for a special virtual event with Gordon Korman! He will be talking about his newest book, Unplugged. This is a free event on Best of Book’s Facebook Live at 7 PM. Gordon Korman is the author of over 70 middle-grade and young adult books, including the 2020 Red Dirt Book Award nominee, The Unteachables. Students, be sure you have your parent’s permission to participate in this Facebook Live event.
Masquerade Murder Mystery at the Edmond Library – Jan. 20 – The Edmond Public library is hosting a virtual murder mystery party. Teens will talk virtually to the suspects and each other for a few hours to figure out “who done it.” This year, the event is a masquerade murder mystery that takes place in a very famous Venetian library. To register, go to https://www.metrolibrary.org/events/teen-takeover-masquerade-murder.
World Read Aloud Day – Feb. 3rd – World Read Aloud Day is an opportunity for people all around the world to create community through storytelling.
Scott Reintgen Book Launch Contest – Feb. 16 – Feb. 23rd – As a reminder to students that games and books have a lot in common, author Scott Reintgen and crew, are giving away a brand new PlayStation 5 to one lucky winner! Contest rules can be found here. All entries must be submitted by February 23rd. Check out the first books in these two series – Ashlords and Saving Fable – from the Cheyenne library today! Bloodsworn and Escaping Ordinary will be available for purchase February 16th but are available now for pre-order.
Read Across America Day – Mar. 2nd – The National Education Association is calling America’s children, both young and old, to celebrate the joys of reading on March 2. Learn more at https://www.readacrossamerica.org/.
Casting Call for The Crossover – Mar. 22nd – Kwame Alexander shared on Instagram that his book, The Crossover, is now going to be a Disney+ show. If you are interested in trying out for a part, go to https://castittalent.com/The_Crossover to submit an audition tape.
National Library Week – Apr. 4 – 10th – National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association. It is a time to celebrate our nation’s libraries, library workers’ contributions and promote library use and support. Tuesday, April 6 is National Library Workers Day, a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.
D.E.A.R. Day – Apr. 12th – D.E.A.R. stands for “Drop Everything and Read,” a national celebration of reading designed to remind families to make reading a priority activity in their lives. On this day, families are encouraged to take at least 30 minutes to put aside all distractions and enjoy books together. What will you be reading?
Get Caught Reading Month – May 1 – 31st – This nationwide campaign aims to remind people of all ages how much fun it is to read. It is sponsored by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) and the Magazine Publishers of America (MPA).
Metropolitan Library System Summer Reading – May 15, June 1 – July 31: Pre-registration for Summer Reading begins on May 15th. Get signed up and start recording all of your reading adventures from June 1 – July 31st. Then pick up your prizes in August (see the Metro library’s website for details).
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