The Haunted Library 2018

This Tuesday evening, families gathered in the Learning Village library for a spook-tacular Halloween celebration. From the event invitation, shared earlier this month: On Tuesday, October 30th, the Learning Village Library will be opening its doors for a one-night-only, creepy and creative, frightening family event! Inspired by the novel The Graveyard Book, (our first book club […]

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Your Story Matters – Use Your Voice

Every voice. Every story. Every language. Every day. Your story matters. Use your voice. I’m so proud of, and excited about, this new display in the Learning Village Library. Thank you to Señora Roth and our Upper School dorm students for helping to bring this idea to life. Can your family help add more voices to […]

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Your Library Rights

What makes reading great, and what makes it hard? What do we need to create a safe, comfortable, productive space to become stronger readers? We’ve shared, we’ve declared, we’ve tweaked, and this Library Rights draft feels just right… for now. In our library, you have the right to: Choose the books you want to read […]

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Simple Speech Bubble Book Talkers

These fun and easy speech bubble book talkers are the perfect way to encourage peer-to-peer book recommendations. Just create in Google Drawings, print, laminate, and hot-glue to a popsicle stick. At first students were too shy to take the marker, but each day I write a few less, and my readers write a few more! […]

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Congratulations new Library Interns!

Congratulations to all of the brand new library interns working their very first shift behind the big desk this week! Check out Thursday’s crew bringing their A game – and keeping their cool, even with a line of little ones. 🙌 To learn more about our library intern program, check out other library intern posts […]

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Welcome to the Middle School Section!

Have you heard about our brand new middle school section? In a library shared by students in grades K-8, its easy for our most mature readers to feel like there’s nothing especially for them. Thanks to an amazing grant from a STAB alum, these special shelves hold 200+ titles carefully selected by and for 7th […]

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The Power of Eye Contact

 “Why do we always have to keep our eyes on the speaker?” A second grade student asked me today. I had a snippy “Because it’s respectful” response all cued up, eye on my watch, counting down the minutes I had left to finish my lesson… but then I stopped. I sat. I said, “That’s a […]

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Library Intern Training

Brand new intern crossing! 🚸 Every morning this week, the Heads of the Library Intern program are training new interns in critical library skills before their work shifts start next week. This morning’s trainings included station rotations for hands-on practice with circulation, cart organization, and shelving. I’m kind of wishing I could clone them!

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Family Connection: Welcome to Family Library Time!

Looking for something new to read? Eager to spend some extra time with your youngster after school before you start your evening activities? Looking for a place to share stories with friends and neighbors? I hope so – because I’m so excited to be sharing this news with you: The library will now be open […]

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#STABSummerReading: July 2018

Have you kept up with all of the fun on social media with #STABSummerReading? While I’ve had a nice, slow, unplugged summer, St. Anne’s-Belfield School readers have been reading the books that they love all over the globe. The posts, emails, messages, and letters (snail mail! I still can’t get over it!) kept rolling in […]

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