Student Spotlight: Advice for the 2019 Reading Challenge

We asked students: What is your best reading advice? With 1,500 books read so far in 2019, we wanted to inspire other communities taking on the same challenge. Experts from kindergarten through fourth grade shared what has worked for them in finding the right books, making time to read, persevering when things get hard, and […]

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Three Cheers for Parent Readers

Three cheers for our amazing parent community! 🎉🎉🎉 Parent and family readers have been such amazing teammates in our 2019 Challenge, sending their titles in to help our numbers grow. Need a suggestion? Ms. Dozier just finished The Library Book and An American Marriage; Mr. Corral read Leading from Within; Mr. and Mrs. Edmonds both […]

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The 2019 Challenge

January is the perfect time to start thinking about goals and resolutions.  Who do you want to be this year? What’s in your way? What can help you to get there faster? In our library community, we are always working towards becoming stronger, more confident, more joyful readers. And the only way to get better […]

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Best of 2018: Blog Posts

It has been a big year for Fitz Between the Shelves. With a new focus and a bit of a makeover, there have been lots of changes around here. And with those changes have come some extra traffic to my little corner of the internet, with more than 11,000 views this year. This may not […]

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Student Spotlight: How Can Your Teachers Best Support and Empower You?

Last week after Angie Thomas spoke to Charlottesville with Cville OneBook at the The Jefferson School, a panel of incredibly brave and eloquent local students answered questions about their experience with The Hate U Give, racism, and living in Charlottesville. I asked this remarkable group what advice they had for educators to support and empower their students. Here’s […]

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Third Annual Picture Book Month Celebration

I love November! The leaves are falling, the temperatures are too, and Halloween has left everyone in a warm and fuzzy sugar coma. But more than anything, I love November because it’s Picture Book Month! We’ve celebrated this literary milestone the same way each year that I’ve been at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, and it has […]

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My Child Loved to Read… What Happened?

“What happened to my reader? Last year, he was in the library every week picking out books. I had to take his book away at meals. Now, I can’t get him to read anything. It’s like he has no interest in it.”

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Yo Soy/I Am: Interdisciplinary Bilingual Identity Wall

Recent visitors to the Legner Learning Village Library may have noticed a new installation where the Quiet Room windows are usually found, a “Yo Soy/I Am” wall full of statements from the St. Anne’s-Belfield School community. The product of a collaboration between Librarian Sarah FitzHenry and Grades K – 4 Spanish teacher Erica Roth, the […]

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How Do You Know That? Quest presents to Middle School

Big kudos to our How Do You Know That? Quest group for standing up in front of the entire middle school to share the information literacy terms, techniques, and tips that you’ve mastered this semester. Not pictured: 200 middle schoolers watching! It’s not easy to stand in front of your peers and share. I am […]

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