Mapping the Great American Road Trip

Check out "Atlas Obscura's Guide to Literary Road Trips." which maps out all of the places mentioned in a dozen road trips written by American writers.

Feed your wanderlust by reading some of these titles available at the Ong Library!


We Have the New Jonathan Franzen Title

Long-time faculty member 
and dear friend, Dan Dyer 

just finished reading 
Purity by Jonathan Franzen.

Don't miss Dan's review on Sunday.



Check out a Banned/Challenged Book!

Celebrate your freedom to read by checking out 
a banned book from the display and 
read the 2015 guide explaining why these books 
have been challenged.


Trade a Title for a Treat!

Stop by the library front desk and share a title, a series, or a favorite author! 

We want to know what YOU are reading.  

We have a basket of treats waiting.


Community Service Day

The Library was very active today filled 
with students making scarves for cancer patients, 

knitters and crocheters 
making baby hats and 

crafters making blankets 
for the homeless.

What a great day!


Special Hours

The Nightingale

Sue Donnelly, Paula Campanelli and Christine Borrmann read The Nightingale and highly recommend it!

The library has the audiobook and book.  

Check it out!
Other titles by Kristin Hannah:
Home Front
Night Road
Winter Garden


Honors Chemistry Class Discovers the History of the Atom

Mr. Butensky-Bartlett's Honors Chemistry classes have been in the library this week working with the librarians on their research projects on the history of the atom.



A Pink dolphin sighted in Louisiana 
waters looks like she just swam out of a 
Lisa Frank poster!


The World Wildlife Foundation has suggested Pinky 
may be a rare Amazon River species.


Research for Sophomores

Today Modern World History students 
were challenged to "think out of the box" and 
browse a variety of print resources to gather
possible topic ideas for their year-long
history project.
Students will be focusing on 20th century
international history topics.


Beat the Heat!

As the week continues to be in the mid to high 80's, consider enjoying the air conditioning in the library between classes. There are plenty of comfortable chairs and study rooms.


Great Books for First Year College Students

The New York Times published a debate about which books should be included in the reading curriculum for college freshman.  Check the diverse responses from scholars and students alike, each with a different idea of which books are essential for young adults.

From the New York Times: What Should First Year College Students Read?

Also, check out our LibGuide "High School to College: Resources for Students and Parents"