Albany High Library

Newsletter, Winter 2016

NEW Puzzle Station

We have added a puzzle station to the library. Students have completed several 750 and 1000 piece puzzles in the library. Our fastest completion was two and a half school days for a 1000 piece puzzle. Good work, go team! More puzzles are on the way.

NEW Color Me Calm Coloring Station

We have added a coloring station to the library. Students have helped themselves to adult coloring pages and colored pencils and have enjoyed the therapeutic and relaxing effects of coloring. Student coloring submissions have been put on display in the library, stop by for a look, or a coloring page.

Skype Author Visit in March with Todd Strasser

Save the date! On Tuesday, March 15th, we will be hosting a Skype event for AHS students with young adult author, Todd Strasser. Todd is the author of dozens of young adult novels: most notably, GIve a Boy a Gun, Boot Camp and Fallout. This event will be held in the UN Room at Albany High School during 8th and 9th period. Book Lover's Club student members will be facilitating this visit. We also welcome parent/guardian volunteers.

Our 'Readbox' Book Display. Display courtesy of Ms. Springer.

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2nd Annual AHS Book Party

The 2nd Annual AHS Book Party was a tremendous success! Over 75 students attended and enjoyed some new books, book trivia, games, snacks and door prizes. Students were also able to sign-up for two upcoming author Skype visits scheduled for February and March. Book Club members helped organize and run the event. A great time was had by all!

Skype Author Visit in with Deirdre Riordan Hall

On Wednesday, February 3rd, we hosted a Skype event for AHS students with young adult author, Deirdre Riordan Hall. Deirdre is the author of two young adult novels: Sugar and Pearl. This event was held in the UN Room and was well attended by many AHS students interested in Deirdre's books, writing and creative process.

New Falcon Library Website

The Albany High School Library updated its website. The new link is: Our new look aims to provide easier access and information to teachers, students and families. Please update your bookmarks.

Albany High Yearbooks

Did you know that the Albany High Library keeps old yearbooks? If you are interested in purchasing a yearbook from the past, please give us a call. We can check our inventory to see if one from a past year is available. We do not have every year, but we do have many. Current yearbooks for 2016 are on sale through Yearbook Advisor, Ms. Weklar's site here:

The Albany High Library is on Social Media! Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads & Instagram! Display courtesy of Ms. Springer.

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

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