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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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January 26, 2017
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What Are People Really Saying About Alexandria

Many people know us as ‘more than just library software’. Today we review what people have been saying about Alexandria and why.   I appreciate the customer service “As a new librarian using Alexandria for the first time, I really appreciate the customer service. They answer their calls promptly and […]
February 23, 2017
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The Story of Penmanship Styles in the Library

  Can you believe it was in 1885 when a librarians got together to decide on which penmanship style would be used for card catalogs? That’s right. The first card catalogs were hand written. For the entire story on these librarians created a handwriting style that would be used throughout […]
April 3, 2017
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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 […]
April 17, 2017

Get Ahead at the End of the Year

The end of the school year can tend to be an extremely busy time of the year. Preparing for inventory, collecting materials, dealing with charges and fees, getting students moved into new classes and grades, the list can go on. In order to give you some food for thought as […]