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June 27, 2024

7 Reasons to Add Online Services to Your ALEX

June 18, 2024

Protected: Monarch Lets Students Discover, Connect & Engage

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June 13, 2024

5 Ways ALEX Bulletins Build Better Book Experiences

June 10, 2024

Monarch for Teachers:

May 30, 2024

Monarch for Curriculum Directors:

May 29, 2024

Genrefy Your Library with Alexandria’s Slideshows

May 16, 2024

Introducing Monarch:

April 29, 2024

Celebrating Librarians: Watch Them Collaborate, Improve Reading & Teach

April 23, 2024

Protected: Explore Explore Builder PD Session

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March 31, 2024

Explore Explore Builder & Create Wonder

March 8, 2024

Celebrate Women’s History Month Books with a FREE Download

February 28, 2024

Streamlining Library Operations: A Deep Dive into Automation Technologies

February 14, 2024

‘Across So Many Seas’ Shares Textured Tapestry of Jewish Life + Giveaway!

February 1, 2024

Let’s ReThink School Libraries to Improve Reading

December 21, 2023

Flexible Tech: ALEX Anywhere, Anytime & Share Your Book Love

December 13, 2023

A Tech-Savvy Library: Transforming Your Services through Automation

December 12, 2023

Wondering What Your Library Management Software Can Do for You? Find out!

November 29, 2023

Build A Better Learning Library with Alexandria

November 18, 2023

Unlock Student Success: How Librarians Utilize ALEX to Collaborate with Teachers 

November 15, 2023

Navigating the Shelves: 8 Tips for First-Time Librarians

September 26, 2023

How to Start a Book Club

September 5, 2023

Library Sleuth, Secret Spy, or Superhero?

August 24, 2023

28 Books to Boost STEM Reads in Your Library

July 20, 2023

New Posters to Fire Up STEM Great Reads

July 19, 2023

Rethink K12 Libraries: Serialize, 3-Digit Deweytize, Genrefy & Customize

May 12, 2023

Create A Welcome Bulletin Board For Your Library

March 26, 2023

Awesome KidLit Authors for Your PK-8 Library

March 24, 2023

Celebrating Libraries & Librarians This Month

March 22, 2023

Boosting Librarianship Just Got Easier with ALEX

October 2, 2022

7 Bulletin Board Ideas to Boost Reading

September 21, 2022

Create (or Code) Slideshows in Seconds to Engage Readers

September 13, 2022

Relax. Rest Easy. Do More with Alexandria’s EXPLORE

May 5, 2022

How to Know You’re Ready for the Best Library Program: GoAlexandria!

When you find yourself wanting quicker ways to work and share library materials, Alexandria provides it. Here's a quick look at 12 things to celebrate about GoAlexandria Library.
April 1, 2022

7 Great Reasons to Love Alexandria’s Slideshows

Save time, streamline efficiencies, and help reading soar districtwide! What better way to showcase new books than with a quick, 5-words of code and post?
August 24, 2021

5 Tips for Barcoding Your Collection

We've highlighted a few reasons you may want to weed books from your collection.
October 24, 2018

Alexandria Library Visit and Interview

We had the opportunity to sit down and speak with two Alexandria Librarian users to talk about their library and how they inspire students to read. Check out the interview!
August 10, 2018

Can You Name the Classic Novel Based on the Opening Line? Quiz

Take our quiz to find out what kind of Librarian you are!
April 11, 2018

How Does Your Library Lead?

Libraries are the backbone for discovery, whether your library is centered around books, mix media, technology, makerspaces, or collaborative learning.
December 14, 2017

Highlight the Holidays

Alexandria Library Automation System has plenty of ways to help you make it easier for all patrons to find what they are looking for at the library.
December 8, 2017

Dewey Decimal System

November 20, 2017

Winter and Holiday Reading Posters 2017

‘Tis the season to be reading! Download our free holiday reading posters to inspire patrons of all ages to do the same this season.
November 3, 2017

Our Reviews of Books Banned in 2017

Last month we won a package from the American Library Association that contained the top 3 books that have been banned in school libraries in 2017. We asked 3 of our employees to read them and write reviews, keeping in mind that these books were written for elementary-middle school students
October 30, 2017

November Posters

Come one, come all! Free posters for Fall! Enjoy our set of free posters for November! From colorful leaves to fancy feasts, November can inspire any patron to read.
October 25, 2017

Get Ready for NaNoWriMo 2017

November is National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is a virtual competition that takes place annually, the goal of which is to complete a 50,000 word novel within the 30 day time frame. The nonprofit organization that created and facilitates this contest (and bears the same name) does so […]
October 20, 2017

Don’t Be A Monster!

There’s a chill in the air, leaves are crunching under your feet, pumpkins are ready to be picked…it must be HALLOWEEN!     Did you know that October is also Anti-Bullying Month? Halloween originated as a Celtic Pagan celebration known as Samhain, which means “Summer’s End” and is pronounced “Sow-In” […]
October 13, 2017

Scary Books for your Halloween Display

October. The month of changing leaves, hot apple cider, pumpkin-flavored everything, and, most importantly, scary stories. From the classics that send shivers down your spine to the thrillers that will make you check under your bed at night, these are the Must-Haves for your Halloween Library Display.
September 22, 2017

2017 Halloween Posters

Halloween is just around the corner, and since it’s our favorite time of the year we made FOUR boo-tiful posters to inspire your patrons to read! Happy Hauntings!
September 22, 2017

Get Ready for Banned Books Week 2017

Today marks the start of Banned Books Week. This annual event is a form of symbolic protest and a celebration of the freedom to read. It started in 1982 as a response to the steadily expanding scope of censored material, today it continues to gain momentum and grow in participation. […]
September 15, 2017

Our Favorite Banned Books

In celebration of Banned Books Week (Sept. 24-30), we put together a list of some of our employees’ favorite books that have been banned at some point. You may be surprised which influential books made the cut!
September 13, 2017

Start Your School Year Right with These 5 Titles

Summer’s beginning to wind down and autumn is just around the corner. It’s the time of year for children to head back to school. While this time of year can be met with resistance, each school year is a fresh start. It’s an opportunity for students to do their best academically and personally. Start the school year off right by loading that new backpack with books! Here are some suggestions for back to school reading:
July 31, 2017

Librarians Take Over 2017

The Ever-Growing Population of #imalibrarian. At times the researcher inside us can be a crutch. We spent a lot of time trying to find who started the movement more than appreciating the exponential growth and total librarian takeover across Twitter. If you take a quick look on Twitter, more than likely at the end of a librarian’s post you will see the hashtag #imalibrarian.
July 14, 2017

4 Boredom-Beating Summer Reads

The sun rises early but sets late, temperatures are hitting triple digits, and there are ice cream & shaved iced stands on every street corner. Yes, summertime is in full swing but with it comes the two most dreaded words every child utters while they are not in school…. I’m […]
June 22, 2017

4 Patriotic Books for the 4th of July

Summer has officially begun and soon we will be celebrating the birth of our nation. July 4th marks the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The event officially separated the original 13 colonies from the British crown and pushed the American Revolutionary War into full swing. […]
April 7, 2017

Pick-a-Poet Fortune Teller

It's National Poetry and you can find out which poet your patrons are most like by making this Pick-A-Poet fortune teller.
April 5, 2017

Read into Spring with Posters

Spring is bustin’ out all over! Celebrate with some spring reading, and encourage your patrons to enjoy a good book under a blossoming tree!
April 3, 2017

How to Create Blackout Poetry

  You have never created blackout poetry?!  You don’t know what blackout poetry is? Blackout poetry helps you explore your visually artistic side, as well as your poetic side. Let’s get started!   Step 1: Warm-up At your library you can use the Smart Search in Alexandria to find books on different types […]
March 31, 2017

Our Favorite Poems

April is National Poetry Month! We’ve had all winter long to curl up under a blanket and turn a few pages, and now it’s finally time to break out. To get in both the spirit of spring and of poetry, we present you some of our favorite poems here at COMPanion Corporation. We […]
March 22, 2017

Library Inventory 2017

  Inventory season is upon us. To learn more about improving efficiency, see the links below.     5 Easy Steps to Speed Up Your Inventory Version 7  Version 6    Inventory Management Window Version 7  Version 6    Performing Inventory Through Circulation Version 7  Version 6    Why Perform Inventory? […]
March 7, 2017

Engage with Your Community

One reason I love visiting my local library is because of all the fun activities they offer. It’s nice to know that I can go to the library for more then just finding a good book or audiotape. When I think of a good library, I think of community. Here […]
February 28, 2017

March Promotion 2017

Have the luck o’ the Irish with Alexandria Cloud Hosting   With Alexandria Cloud Hosting you won’t have to worry about or server crashes! Plus, you can get so much more: 24/7 Support Technicians; you won’t have to rely on your busy IT personnel. All of your data is maintained, backed up, […]
February 17, 2017

President’s Day – Fun Facts

This holiday is most commonly called President’s Day, but the federal holiday is officially called Washington’s Birthday. The day honors all of the previous presidents of the United States. It became a federal holiday in 1879. There were four presidents born in February including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, William Harrison […]
February 10, 2017

Fun Fact Friday

Today is National Umbrella Day.  Umbrellas have been featured in many motion pictures, most notably: Singing in the Rain – 1952 &  Mary Poppins – 1964 Book: Umbrella by Will Self:  Umbrella           Today is also National Cream Cheese Brownie Day You  can find one of […]
February 7, 2017

Facts About Charles Dickens

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens! Here are a few facts that you may have never knew about of one the greatest and recognizable English writers of all time. Dickens loved going for walks. In fact, he would sometimes walk up to 20 miles outside of town. Though at times Charles lived […]
February 7, 2017

What Kind of Librarian Are You? Quiz

Take our quiz to find out what kind of Librarian you are!
December 30, 2016

Our Favorite Reads in 2016

October 26, 2016

Book Review: The Testing

  For children coming into adulthood in the United Commonwealth, being chosen as a Testing candidate for the University—where all the future leaders, inventors, and scientists are trained— has no greater honor. Cia is thrilled when she is one of the chosen, especially since no one from her colony has […]
July 27, 2016

How to Set Up Your Library for the New Year (Version 7)

May 24, 2016

Pass Over Overdue Fines

Darla can’t find the book she has checked out. She thinks she lost it, but wants to keep looking until next week. You hope she finds it! In the end, though, she can’t find it, and you have to declare the book Lost. But what about that extra week the […]
April 20, 2016

Inventory Basics in Alexandria Library Software

We recently had the privilege of visiting St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School in Salt Lake City, Utah. Giselle Airriess is the librarian extraordinaire, and man, are these kids lucky to have her running their school library! We couldn’t believe the lengths she has gone to cultivate a rich, customized […]
April 4, 2016

5 Book to Movie Adaptations to Look Forward to in 2016

  Are you the type that adores book to movie adaptations, or are you the one turning up your nose with, “The book was better?” Hopefully no matter your preference, you’ll find this list of upcoming films exciting and worthwhile. The Little Prince A beautifully animated film featuring an all star […]
April 22, 2015

Make Inventory Easy with Alexandria Library Automation Software