You are invited 
to the 
FREE Cookie Reception 
kicking off the 
Toys for Tots Campaign!
Wednesday - Dec. 2nd
9:00 am until the cookies are gone!

Eddie's famous hot chocolate will be the drink of choice!
Come to the Library



Alaskan Library Has Bird Visitors!

Magpies are birds of the Corvidae family, including the black and white Eurasian magpie, which is considered one of the most intelligent animals in the world, and the only non-mammal species able to recognize itself in a mirror test.


Alex Chooses A Good Read for Break

The epic tale of the rise to power of Russia's current president—the only complete biography in English – that fully captures his emergence from shrouded obscurity and deprivation to become one of the most consequential and complicated leaders in modern history, by the formerNew York Times Moscow bureau chief.


Coming Soon!
11th Annual WRA Toys for Tots Drive
sponsored by 
REACH and the John D. Ong Library
New, unwrapped toys will be collected 
Tues, Dec. 1st through Sat., Dec. 5th
Candy Canes will be sold in the library 
Wednesday through Friday 
Dec. 2nd – Fri, Dec. 4th
All proceeds will be used to purchase toys. 

Please consider baking cookies for the student cookie reception in the library on Wednesday, December 2nd at 9am.  Our goal is a total of 30 dozen cookies from the WRA Faculty & Staff. 

An additional 70 dozen cookies 
will be provided by parent bakers 
through the Pioneer Women's Association. 
Look for a SignUp Genius email soon to sign up to bake cookies.  There will be student Cookie Runners at the KFAC drop off circle starting at 8 am on the 2nd who will deliver your cookies to the library.  If you prefer, you can drop them off in the library.
Students look forward to enjoying the homemade cookies and hot chocolate provided 
by the dining hall staff to kick off the Toys for Tots drive.


Giving Thanks for Books

NEW FICTION - Come in and browse the fiction titles.  I just re-read The Girl With the Pearl Earring (2000) and  saw the story in a completely new light. Use these pics to preview some of the titles the library has purchased in November.

I read some great reviews of the NEW title ~ The Last Time We Said Goodbye!

Do I see Make Me the NEW Lee Child book?
Is that a NEW Jan Karon title?


Hamlet Highlights

Retired faculty member, Hal Donnelly, 
will be on campus tonight (8pm-9pm)
to speak to the TAE students.

They will meet in the Chapel.  
Shakespeare lives on when a noted 
English scholar presents with passion!


Enjoy the comedy and drama of the 
world's all time greatest playwright!


New Nicholas Sparks Fan on Campus

Ms. Williams just enjoyed reading SEE ME.  The title was only in the library for 24 hours when she snatched it up!  She has declared it a Good Read for Sparks fans everywhere.

Excerpt from Good Reads:

"Rich in emotion and fueled with suspense, SEE ME reminds us that love is sometimes forged in the crises that threaten to shatter us . . . and that those who see us for who we truly are may not always be the ones easiest to recognize."


American Association of School Librarians

... are meeting in Columbus this weekend.

Ms. Bunt, Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. Miller

presented to an audience 
of 90 school librarians this morning.
We heard our WRA Librarians 
were a BIG HIT!

Freshmen Read Shakespeare



Bookmarks vs. Dog Ear

Send us a pic of how you hold your place in a book!

Some of us dog ear the page, 

others have collections of bookmarks, and some memorize the last page read.

Do you make notes in the margins?

Do you highlight special phrases which "speak" to you?

Looking forward to some pics - send today!

Check out this Guardian article.