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June 21, 2022

Protected: POSTERS: Surprise, Surprise! When it Comes to Reading, Is Scarier Better?

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June 1, 2022

Plan Ahead for Next Year: 10 Read Alouds That Will Keep Your Most Reluctant Readers Reading

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?
March 11, 2022

Banned Books Wanted Posters

Due to popular demand, we made some more “Wanted” posters to showcase books that have been challenged or banned. Download and print these posters for your library and help us fight for our right to read!
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June 16, 2015

Book Review: Escape Reality with Candy and the Creepy Creatures of Abarat

In Clive Barker’s Abarat, readers meet 16-year-old Candy Quackenbush, a small-town girl with an alcoholic father and weak-willed mother. Candy knows there are more interesting places out there and longs for something weird. When Candy meets the John brothers, a creature with 1 body and 8 heads, she brings the […]
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.
October 28, 2015

How to Make Book Trailers with Your Students

If you are having trouble getting your students excited to read or if you are looking for a new and innovative way for your students to give a “book report”, here’s how to put a new spin on the ol’ book report assignment.
April 4, 2016

National Poetry Month

From sonnet to limerick to ode to free verse, poetry has been a major part of human expression for thousands of years. April is National Poetry Month, and we can’t wait to break out all our Dickenson, Browning, Angelou, and all the rest of our favorites. We’ll celebrate by cozying up […]