Rap Battle of the Books

Lil’ QT, MC Tweedle Dee, Groove Brotha X, Sandwich Rap, Lil’ Cheek E Cheek, MC Krazy Kolors, MC Crazy Cole, Lil’ G Holla Hoops.  Eight of the world’s finest Reading Rappers spitting hot rhymes from their favorite library books for the title of Rap Battle of the Books Champion! Hosted by Melvil Dewey. Music by DJ Peanut Butter Toast.

Think you’ve got what it takes to be the best Reading Rapper in the world?  Melvil’s Rap Battle of the Books Online Video Contest is coming soon!

Library Journal Mover & Shaker

“For 11 years now, Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers has been spotlighting librarians and others in the library field who are doing extraordinary work to serve their users and to move libraries of all types and library services forward. They hail from all corners of the library world.”  This year, Melvil is one of them.  Check out the article here.

School Library Journal Review

“Scooter Hayes uses hip-hop as an innovative way to introduce young fans to the library and its services. All but one song are rap/hip-hop tunes; the other is heavy metal. The album begins with “Old Man Intro” in which an elderly man rants about too much noise in the library. Hayes continues with songs about library cards; Melvil Dewey; book drops, reference services, story times, library technology, scanners, and the Dewey Decimal system. “Evil Librarian” has sinister organ music in the background, while “Bookmobile” is infused with a Latin sound. A good resource for school and public libraries.”

– School Library Journal (December, 2012)