Alief Libraries Transform

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As we look back on the 20-21 School year, it is with great joy that I can share the Librarians in Alief thrived in the virtual and hybrid environments. We checked out laptops and hotspots to students and staff; initiated curbside delivery of library books; held after school homework help; showcased literacy with evening story times and virtual makerspaces; and launched an online eBook portal with MackinVia! We were even able to continue our Battle of the Books competitions, our book give-a-ways and our Little Free Library program.

By the Numbers

Digital Resource Statistics from August 2020-May 2021


Britannica Online: 67,480 searches

Gale Databases: 186,959 searches

Learn360: 21,081 searches

PebbleGo: 656,958 article views

PebbleGo Next: 14,423 article views

World Book: 4,854,400 searches

World Almanac: 17,198 searches


Capstone: 211,477 pages read

AV2 World Languages: 323,166 pages read

LightBox: 178,137 pages read


MackinVIa: 852 checkouts

Destiny: 210,384 checkouts

Total Checkouts: 211,236!

Little Free Libraries

Alief Libraries are working hard to get books into the homes of all Alief community members. By this summer each campus will have their own Little Free Library. These book-houses will be filled with free books for all community members.


Some of the Little Free Libraries will be housed in Spark Parks, others in the foyer of campuses and others in front of campuses.

Alief ISD Summer Reading

Just because it's summer doesn't mean you can't keep reading. There are many ways to keep up with your favorite series all summer long. There are eBooks in MackinVia, print books from the Houston Public Library and many Summer Reading Programs where participants can read their way to free books. Learn more about all the summer fun!
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Charla Hollingsworth, M. Ed., M.S.

Information Literacy and Digital Program Specialist