The Small Virtual Library

October 2021

Happy Halloween! October 31st

Learn more about the history of Halloween!

Click on the scene above to take you to the interactive version. Click on items in the scene to learn more about Halloween!

¡Feliz Día de los Muertos! 1 de noviembre

Interactive ofrenda!!

Click on the bitmoji ofrenda above to access the interactive version. Each item in the scene will tell you more about Dia de los Muertos, books, or other aspects of the holiday!

(You must be logged in to the Portal to view some links.)

Scholastic E-Wallet

E- Wallet is a great way to make cashless purchases at the book fair! The new e-wallet allows you to create an account and then share it with family and friends if they would like to contribute!

E- Wallet Info

Set up and manage funds from 10/4/21 - 10/29/21

Scholastic Online

Online shopping also helps us reach our fundraising goals and is open 10/25 - 11/7

Shop the Scholastic Store Online for an expanded selection of exclusives, new releases, value packs, and more. All orders ship home and book-only orders over $25 ship free.

If you received an email from APL about your student's library card-

AISD parents/guardians who registered their child for the 2021-2022 school year had the option to opt in for an APL Student Library Card. Students whose parents opted in will be registered for a card.

An email was sent to the primary email address you provided when you registered your student. The email includes the card numbers for the new accounts, and the accounts renewed as well as the password for the account. The physical cards will be printed at the end of October and then delivered to AISD.

More information from the Austin Public Library can be found here.


Important info about each Smore:

  • Each book cover will link to a video book trailer or book review so be sure to click on them!
  • I will also list where you can access each book under each cover.

Need something? Contact me via email, in Blend, or stop by the library!

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

This month's horror book recommendations:

Here are some videos to help you get started:


Getting started with Sora

More Ideas for WHAT to read below:

2021 Lone Star Book List

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

The Lone Star Reading List is developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books.

2021 Maverick Graphic Novel List

Click the Maverick logo to see the entire 2021 Maverick list.

The Texas Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List (TMGNRL) is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table (YART).

See all of the books Ms. Sylvia has recommended in the Small Virtual Library here!

Request an eBook Here

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

Help complete our October stickerboard mural below!