Insta Review: Long Way Down, by Jason Reynolds

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram Jason Reynolds is a unicorn. He’s open about the fact that growing up, he was not a reader: “It’s not something I’m proud of. It’s not cool. The truth is, my life was made infinitely […]

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Things that Made My Brain Explode: June 17, 2019

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial for […]

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Insta Review: They Both Die at the End, by Adam Silvera

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram Give this one a chance, pessimists, it’s less depressing than it sounds. Somewhere in the near future, a company called Death-Cast has the technology to know the day that you’re going to die – and […]

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Pride All Year: Kid-Approved LGBTQ+ Titles for Middle Grade & Young Adult Readers

Happy Pride Month, my friends! It’s June, which means that Pride celebrations are in full swing – there are rainbows, commercial collaborations, and booklists everywhere you turn. In February, I shared a list of picture books popular in our library that celebrate gay families, and I was so moved by your responses. Thank you – […]

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Insta Review: Dear Martin, by Nic Stone

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram “Yeah, I grew up in a rough area, but I know I’m a good dude, Martin. I thought if I made sure to be an upstanding member of society, I’d be exempt from the stuff […]

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Coming Soon: Free Summer Programming with New Dominion Bookshop

This article was written and published by Beth Stefanik on STAB.org. Read in its original format here.     Learning Village Librarian Sarah FitzHenry has partnered with New Dominion Bookshop, owned and operated by Julia McCrae Kudravetz ’98, to provide free summer programming to all Charlottesville readers. “I will be offering the same kind of […]

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Things that Made My Brain Explode: June 7, 2019

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial for […]

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Student Spotlight: Why My Backpack Weighs Twenty Pounds, by Jack Dozier

As adults and teachers, we spend a lot of time trying to convince our students why reading is meaningful, exciting, and worth their time. And if we’re not careful, we end up doing more talking than we do listening. In my first ever guest post, 14-year-old Jack discusses his identity as a reader, how books […]

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Insta Review: One, by Sarah Crossan

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram Conjoined twins Tippi and Grace are so close, they’re joined at the hip. Literally. (I know, I know, eye roll.) At 16 years old, they have already outlived their life expectancy with flying colors, and […]

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You’re Invited: The 6th Annual Books on Bikes Parade

You’re invited to our 6th annual Books on Bikes Parade! Books on Bikes season is right around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate 🎉 Join us Saturday, June 8, for a morning full of family fun! We’ll meet at Clark Elementary School at 9:30 AM for bike decorating, helmet fitting, and general fun. Bring your […]

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