The Small Virtual Library

Your weekly virtual visit to the Small Library!

Week of 3/29/2021

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

This week we have a short video of a book recommendation (from a special guest, thanks Mrs. Smootz!) with some other suggested books by that author or with a similar theme/message, a video book trailer from a previous 2020 Lone Star list, and a video book trailer from a previous Maverick graphic novel list.

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 below)to be added to Sora.

This week's Small Virtual library features a book talk from 8th grade history teacher Mrs. Smootz! Watch to hear her book talk about one of her favorite books Etiquette and Espionage part of The Finishing School Series by Gail Carriger.

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Our featured book Etiquette and Espionage is available on MackinVia, Sora (text and audio), and APL Sora (text and audio)

This week's books feature characters overcoming adversity.

This Week's Lone Star Book Trailer:

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

Spin by Lamar Giles

This Week's Maverick Graphic Novel Trailer

available on Sora and APL Sora

Sunny Rolls the Dice by Jennifer L. Holm

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

If you received your APL Student Library Card info via email-
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 virtual 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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