The Book that Changed Everything

In our opening meetings this week, our Head of School spoke about THE book: The One That Changed Everything. For him, it was Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon. Once he read it, nothing was the same. Then, he asked us to consider and share our own. My mind went to Harry Potter. As a kid, […]

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Insta Review: My Life with the Walter Boys, by Ali Novak

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram My Life with the Walter Boys was a “YOU HAVE TO READ THIS” suggestion from Reece C., and if you’re going through Summer I Turned Pretty withdrawal after bingeing that series (💁‍♀️), then let this […]

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#STABSummerReading: July 2019

Can you believe that it’s already August? As usual, the summer is going by in a flash – I know that my teacher friends are already counting down the dwindling days until we’re back in our classrooms, refreshing and creating for the new year. But it’s not quite that time yet, we’ve still got some […]

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Coming Soon: More Free Summer Programming with New Dominion Bookshop

Local to the Charlottesville area? I’ve been working with New Dominion Bookshop, the beloved Charlottesville institution, to bring free family programming out of the library and into the city this summer. You can read more about the partnership here. We had a whale of a time at our first round of events (ha! Whale! Narwhal! […]

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Insta Review: Poisoned Apples, by Christine Heppermann

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram “Photoshopped Poem. Some say the Before poem / had character. / This poem is much more attractive. / With the Healing Brush Tool / I took out most of the lines. / I left in […]

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#STABSummerReading Recommendations from a Library Intern

Looking for your next great #stabsummerrreading title? Isabel is here for you! Isabel is a YA novel expert, an experienced Head Library Intern, and my go-to for the newest and best books on the shelves. Check out her recommendations for great summer reads below! The Testing series by Joelle Charbonneau It’s The Hunger Games, but twice as […]

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Insta Review: allegedly, by Tiffany D. Jackson

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram I love it. No, I can’t handle it. No, wait, I definitely love it. I think. Regardless, I’m totally addicted. And this audiobook is making inventory fly by. #ireadya #youngadult #allegedly #stabsummerreading A post shared […]

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Insta Review: When Dimple Met Rishi, by Sandhya Menon

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram One of my favorite YA novels of the year. Dimple is determined to be a successful app designer, and she won’t let anything get in her way of her future at Stanford and as the […]

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Insta Review: We are Displaced, by Malala Yousafzai

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram It’s almost the 4th of July, and my mind is full of questions about what it means to be an American, a citizen, and a human. Malala Yousafzai’s new book does exactly what we have […]

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#STABSummerReading: June 2019

Happy summer! Have you been following along with the #STABSummerReading fun on social media? If you haven’t heard, #STABSummerReading is a way for our reading community to stay connected and engaged during the summer months when we’re not together in the library. Research has found that students who do not read over their summer vacation […]

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