Monday, May 14, 2012

One Book, One School 2012-13: Maze Runner by James Dashner

Our high school selection this year for One Book, One School is Maze Runner. I haven't read it yet, but I know it is a pretty popular title, so I'm excited to check it out. I have decided to use this opportunity to try to take advantage of two tools I have been wanting to try to promote the book and encourage discussion about it.

I set up a board on the library Pinterest site. It was so easy to add a few book trailers and interviews from YouTube, as well as links to Dashner's homepage and Twitter account.

I also use with my college students and am curious to try it in my high school library. I set up a private group and added some discussion forums, an interview video and the book trailer for Maze Runner. I am going to try to promote this with my book club to get it started. I know some librarians have had some success with this and hope to get some discussions going about what the students are reading.


  1. I absolutely love Pinterest and I love the way you are using it in your library. I look forward to updates on how the kids respond to it. I'm sure they will love it!!!

  2. Thank you! I think I need to advertise it more so the kids understand what it is about and what the library pages can do for them.