Quest: How can we level the playing field for children in Charlottesville?

Not all children in Charlottesville have the same opportunities, and they ALL deserve the chance to read and play. We’ll be spending the trimester building Little Free Libraries, working with Bennett’s Village to help make an all-abilities playground a reality, and scheming up other ways to make Charlottesville a safe, welcoming, and fun place for […]

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Fitz’s Faves Jr: M’s review of I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79

I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011, by Lauren Tarshis I gave this book five strs because the main characters are a boy named Marcus and his father. They lived in Pompeii in the year 99 AD whenMount Vesuvius erupted. It covered the city in ashes. Marcus and his father are slaves. Marcus goes to clean […]

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International Dorm Student Book Club

BOOKS 📚 BUILD 📚 BRIDGES 📚 Kenya ➡️ Vietnam ➡️ Spain ➡️ Central Virginia ➡️ beyond 🌍 Thank you to Señora Roth and our Upper School Dorm students for the incredible conversation inspired by Angie Thomas’ novel, The Hate U Give, provided by Cville OneBook. It’s amazing how characters and their stories can open the door […]

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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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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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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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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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