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September 30, 2020

10 Spooky Books We Recommend for Halloween

Something we all share at Alexandria is a love for books and reading, which means there’s no shortage of recommendations around here. Since Halloween is just around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of fun and eerie books with options for all ages.
September 29, 2020

October Posters

This month we've rolled out a classic set of reading posters and social media graphics so you can encourage and uplift your patrons during social-distancing.
September 17, 2020

5 Library Notices to Lighten Things Up

We’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you connect and serve your library community during this rare and unprecedented time.
August 24, 2020

September Posters and Jeopardy Game

This month we've rolled out a classic set of reading posters and social media graphics so you can encourage and uplift your patrons during social-distancing.
August 3, 2020

Beginning-of-Year Pandemic Preparation

We’ve compiled a list of ideas to help you connect and serve your library community during this rare and unprecedented time.
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May 22, 2015

How to Teach Students Poetry Through Music

Poetry is powerful and an important thing for students to learn. Think about it—what other form of literature has the ability to paint pictures in your mind, spark a fire in your heart, break the boundaries of grammar, all while displaying 10 essential literary elements? Oh, and did we mention […]
October 13, 2015

7 Halloween-themed Lesson Plans

Kids love Halloween . . . and for a good reason. What other holiday is solely dedicated to giving out candy? All it requires is dressing up as their favorite superhero for a night and staying up way past their bedtime.
November 19, 2015

10 Obscure Facts About Turkeys

  Thanksgiving is right around the corner. How do you plan to spend it? If you are like 90% of Americans, you will most likely be enjoying a delicious turkey dinner. This year, encourage your students to share fun holiday facts or their favorite thanksgiving recipes on Alexandria’s Bulletin Boards. […]
December 17, 2015

5 Creative Holiday Crafts for Kids (and Ad­­­­­­ults)

‘Tis the season to get creative with your kids or students! The holidays are the perfect time of year for teachers to provide opportunities for students to express their festive spirit—whether through arts and crafts, choir, performance recitals, or theater. But the joy of crafting is not just for kids . […]