Coming Soon: CS is an Open Book at the 2019 Computer Science Institute

Coming to the 2019 CS Institute at St. Anne’s-Belfield School next week? I hope you’ll stop by my session, Computer Science is an Open Book! Connect your readers to computer science with the power of picture books. Combining literacy and CS brings stories to life and allows students to take risks, experiment, and embrace their creative side. […]

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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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#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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20,000 Pennies: How a Book Club Transformed our School Community

This article was published on Nerdy Book Club on June 24, 2019. You can read in its original format here.   I stood in the middle of the room and listened to the sound of more than 20,000 pennies clinking and jingling around me. To my left, a fourth grade student helped her first grade buddy to […]

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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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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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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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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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#STABSummerReading 2019

It’s #stabsummerreading time! Im so excited to continue our school tradition of sharing books for the third summer in a row. Looking for a reminder about how #STABSummerReading works? Here’s some info from last year: If you’re sharing your reading on social media, use #stabsummerreading so our awesome reading community can stay connected through the summer months. Follow #stabsummerreading to see what […]

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