Living Room Library

Your weekly virtual visit to the Small Library!

Week of 5/4/2020

Welcome to the Living Room Library! I am your living room librarian, Ms. Sylvia.

I'm excited about this week's Living Room Library featuring dystopian novels as well as week 2 of our House Arrest book club!

Each week I will post:

  • a short video of a book I recommend with some other suggested books by that author or with a similar theme/message
  • a video book trailer from one of the 2020 Lone Star books
  • a video book trailer from a 2020 Maverick graphic novel

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 join 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.

Want to join our school wide book club?

We are reading House Arrest by K.A. Holt. Join the library blend course for more info!

Click here to join the Library Blend Page!

This is where you will find our House Arrest Book Club!

Living Room Library Week 5

This week's book talk features Life As We Knew It part of The Last Survivors Series by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

Our featured book Life As We Knew It is available on MackinVia, Sora (text and audio), and APL Sora (text and audio)

This week's books feature 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.)

This Week's Lone Star Book Trailer:

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

Click the Lone Star logo to see the entire Lone Star Book list.

Game Changer by Tom Greenwald

This Week's Maverick Graphic Novel Trailer

available on Sora and APL Sora

Click the Maverick logo to see the entire 2020 Maverick list

Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom by Terry Blas

E-Book Info

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

Here is some helpful information to get you started using your card:
  • Take a picture of your card number!
  • 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 Living Room 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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