News and announcements
The librarians would like to thank FOTL and the PCA for their tireless work supporting the ASL libraries this year.
Also, thank you to those of you who sponsored books, used the ASL Amazon link for your purchases and participated in Birthday Book Club.
Visit the Mellon Library where we have the HS books on display. Many of the titles are also on Overdrive, our audio and ebook library. Download the free app to get started. Stop in the library if you need help, but remember to use your school user name to log in and the last four digits on the back of your ID as your PIN.
Happy summer reading!
All materials are due back to the Mellon Library by this coming Friday, 2 June 2017. Summer checkout begins the following Monday, 5 June 2017.
MS summer reading lists are now available on the library website under "What to Read Next" or can be accessed using the links below:
The ASL Libraries would like to send a huge thank you to FOTL volunteers for all their hard work this year not only in their organization of the donation drives, but of all the other many ways they support the libraries. A special thank you to Co-Chairs Melissa Janssen and Lisa Kolaja who have worked tirelessly for FOTL and AMC over the years. They are stepping down as co-chairs and will be greatly missed.
We also would love to thank all of you for your wonderful book donations to the Lower School and Mellon libraries. Whether you donated a book in the name of a teacher, friend or family, or participated in the Birthday Book Club, or did all your Amazon shopping using the links that benefit the libraries, we are very grateful to you.
Don't forget to check out the MS and HS summer reading lists now posted on the Mellon Library website under "What to Read Next" > Summer Reading Lists-2016.
A better explanation of the HS reading lists can be found under Academics > High School > Summer Reading.
Visit the Mellon Library for Summer checkout beginning on 1 June 2016. Don't be stuck without a stack of great books over the summer.
ASL will host Ann Bausum, author of several award-winning books for young people, October 27-29. Ann’s books deal with dramatic, often turbulent periods in American history and contain a strong current of social justice. Although some of her books are intended for HS audiences, such as her newest, Stonewall, about the Stonewall riots of 1969, she has written other non-fiction titles for MS and upper elementary students, such as Sergeant Stubby, America’s First Ladies and Freedom Riders. In her own words, Ann’s goal is to, “make history relevant, engaging, alive, and irresistible.” While she’s here, she will speak to Middle and High School classes, but will also take the time to work with each of our grade 4 classes, sharing her strategies for research and writing. Find out more about Ann and her books at her website here.
Don't forget to turn all books and materials into the ASL libraries by 26 May in the LS and 29 May in the Mellon. If you know you've lost an item, drop into the library to find out how much you owe. All losses should be reconciled by 29 May.
Summer checkouts begin 1 June in the Mellon Library and 2 June in the LS Library.
Thoughout the summer you can access Overdrive, our audio and ebook library. Stop into the Mellon Library if you'd like to know more or need help setting up your device.
Ask us about summer reading lists as well.
Have a great summer!
Jacqueline Woodson, this year’s Bergeron Fellow, will be visiting ASL the week of March 2. Her latest novel Brown Girl Dreaming won the National Book Award for 2014 in the Young Adult category. Her other awards include the Margaret A. Edward’s Award for Lifetime Achievement, The Coretta Scott King Award, Three Newbery Honor Awards, A Caldecott Medal and the Parents’ Choice Award.
If you would like to own a copy of one of her books, please fill out the online order form and bring in cash or a check made out to ASL by February 12, 2015. Orders will not be placed unless they are paid for ahead of time.
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