Delaney Maxwell falls through the ice on the local lake and is underwater for eleven minutes before her best friend, Decker Phillips, pulls her out. The doctors all say that Delaney is in a coma, brain damaged, and will never recover. Six days later, Delaney wakes up perfectly normal except for her highly abnormal MRI. Everyone wants her to be her old self: her parents, her friends, especially Decker, but something is different about Delaney because she now knows when someone is going to die.
This YA fiction novel will suck you right under the it’s icy surface into Delaney’s world. Check it out!
Medline Plus is a really great resource for patrons regarding medical questions. The website is run by the U.S. Library of Medicine. It focuses on three main subject headings: Health Topics, Drugs & Supplements, and Video & Cool Tools. The website provides information about diseases, diagnoses, and even shows videos of surgical procedures if the patron is interested.
I recently used this website to look up an endoscopy before my procedure. I watched what was basically a Powerpoint about the whole process. The presentation took me through it step-by-step: what I should do to prepare, the procedure, what to expect afterwards, etc. It was a great tool and it helped me to know what to expect.
It’s a great resource and I highly recommend it. Check it out here.
I was browsing around for library news stories tonight and I discovered this website Latest News: Library News. It primarily uses RSS feeds and then organizes the stories into general categories. Check it out because it’s pretty awesome!
Buzzfeed has a list of books that are coming to theaters in 2014- perhaps we should order the ones we don’t own? I’m really excited for the movie versions of Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, The Giver, Gone Girl, and Wild.
A friend of mine had posted this link to her Facebook page. It’s a map of the U.S. with a famous book that is set in each state. This doesn’t mean that they are all critically acclaimed, but all are famous titles.
Maybe we can turn this into a book display? Famous books from the Northeast?