The Small Virtual Library

Your weekly virtual visit to the Small Library!

Week of 4/19/2021

Welcome to the the Small Virtual Library! I am your Small Librarian, Ms. Sylvia.

This week's Small Virtual Library features dystopian fiction and a special reading room to celebrate Pride Week.

Dystopian fiction is a form of fiction that began as a response to utopian literature, that created perfect societies or worlds. A dystopia is the opposite of a utopia, or a perfect society. A dystopia is an imagined community, society, or world that can be undesirable or even frightening. Our books this week feature all different kinds of dystopias and some are created as a result of an apocalyptic event (destruction of the world as they knew it) or even non human characters. Enjoy, and happy reading!

Don't forget: Click on the book covers to view the book trailers for each title.

Need something? Contact me via email (you will find my contact info at the bottom of the Smore) and check the library Blend page!

Can't find a book your're looking for? You can request books (use the button at the bottom of the Smore) to be added to Sora, our online library.

Dystopian Societies

Many of this week's books have also been made into big budget films. Of course, read the book first because the book is ALWAYS better! (Just some words of wisdom from your librarian.)
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This Week's Lone Star Book Trailer from the 2020 Lone Star List

eBook and audio book available on Sora and APL Sora (text and audio)

Game Changer by Tom Greenwald

This Week's Maverick Graphic Novel Trailer from the 2020 Maverick List

Available on Sora and APL Sora

Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom by Terry Blas

Learn all about the ebook libraries available!

Online ebook platforms available for Small students.

Request an eBook Here

Want an eBook we don't have on one of our online platforms? Click the button above to request it!

Austin Public Library Student Cards

If you received your APL student card info via email here is some helpful information to get you started using your card:
  • Take a picture of your card number or archive the email!
  • To access the online virtual library:
Default Password: asid123
If that does not work, use the Resest Your Password/PIN link on the manage accounts page of the catalog:
If email doesn’t work, contact APL Customer Service at 512-974-7475 or
  • REMINDER: No fines on children’s and teen materials-only adult materials!
  • QUESTIONS? Contact the APL Customer Service Line at 512-974-7475

Connect with the Small Library and your Librarian, Ms. Sylvia

My office ours are M-F 11 am to 12 pm but I check my email frequently M-F throughout the school day of 8 am to 4 pm.
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