Albany High Library

Newsletter, June 2016

Summer Reading

Summer Reading opens Wednesday, June 8th in the AHS Library. Stop by to check out a book and preview our suggested reading lists on our Summer Reading Weebly page: http://albanyhighschoolsummerreading.weebly.com

Can't decide? All of our booktalks are posted on YouTube at the bottom of each grade level page.

Albany Public Library

Albany Public Library's Summer Programming Calendar for July and August is chock full of events and activities for students and families all summer. Check it out!

Free Comic Book Day

Our annual Free Comic Book Day was held this year on Monday, May 9th. Students enjoyed browsing free comics by Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and several others. Students also competed in a SuperHero obstacle course through the our non-fiction section, tabletop gaming, a fursuit cosplayer and two gaming stations, Wii and Super Smash Brothers.

Sharon Flake Author Visit

Young adult author Sharon Flake visited Albany High, Hackett Middle School and Myers Middle School in May. Students enjoyed Sharon discussing her books, her craft and the writing process. Students asked many questions about writing and Sharon's books and Sharon provided an engaging, interactive presentation www.sharongflake.com. This visit was generously funded by the Albany Fund for Education and the Touhey Family Foundation.

Common Sense Media

Mrs. Abdul and Mrs. Majkut have partnered with Common Sense Media to deliver Digital Citizenship curriculum to students at Albany HIgh. There will be several upcoming events for parents and families. Stay tuned for additional information and see their website for additional resources here: www.commonsensemedia.org

National Library Week

The Albany High Library celebrated National Library Week in April by hosting an all day READ day. Students enjoyed hot cocoa, coffee and tea and entrance to the library required reading material: a book, magazine or newspaper. Students choose materials from our collection as well and even faculty joined in! READ days are already scheduled for next year, based on the popularity of this event.

Young Adult Book Club Featured

A recent article in the Times Union featured the Capital Region BOCES Young Adult Book Group. The article is titled, 'A look at some of the area's best book clubs'. This book group is made up of middle and high school librarians and teachers who attend for networking and professional development. They meet monthly at one of the librarians' schools, have snacks and discuss the latest recommended reads for book advisory with kids; they throw in their favorite adult reads too. Alicia Abdul, one of our librarians at Albany HIgh has been facilitating the group for five years.

Parent & Family Feedback

Our Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship curriculum asks parents and families to provide input on what types of program offerings they would like to see. Please consider answering this brief three question survey. http://goo.gl/forms/TdICnONnu83GrtlP2

Connect with us online

Mrs. Alicia Abdul & Mrs. Kristen Majkut, AHS Librarians

On Twitter: @AlbHSLibrary

On Instagram: @albanyhighlibrary

On Facebook: Albany High Library

On Goodreads: Albany High School Book Lover's Club

Library Website: http://albanyfalconlibrary.weebly.com

518-475-6320