JISD Library Services Newsletter
April is School Library Month
JISD Library Services Programming
JISD Reads Together
Find activities, links, and lesson ideas in the choice board below.
We look forward to discussing this book with the community on Thursday, May 20th at 10:00 A.M. It will be recorded and shared in Canvas for anyone that can't make the live visit. Students and teachers may submit a question to ask the author by using Flip Grid.
Enjoy reading with your class and/or family now!
Battle of the Books Competition Starts This Saturday!
The challenge may be played on any device with an internet connection and the Kahoot! app, if you're using a tablet or phone.
Here is the schedule for the competition.
Round 1 - April 10-18
Round 2 - April 23-30 (starts on the Friday holiday, only first weekend)
Round 3 - May 3-9 (includes only the weekend following)
Award Ceremony - May 14th
Sora by Overdrive
Have you tried Sora yet? If not, now is the time! We have all of our Battle of the Books titles, book club titles, and more in our district collection. Our campuses have titles for their specific communities, and JISD has a partnership with the San Antonio Public Library that allows our users to access their collection WITHOUT a library card!
Need more reasons to use Sora?
Representation is critical for any school’s curricular and recreational reading library.
The Sora reading app is your school’s gateway to millions of diverse ebooks and audiobooks. These titles ensure students see themselves in their reading and can help you introduce new perspectives and initiate crucial conversations.
April is Full of Celebrations!
Join Library Services in celebrating the diversity in our community! Find books to recommend to students and to use in your upcoming lessons. The choice boards offer lesson ideas, resources, links, notable people in the field, and more!
School Library Month S'more – Recommendations from your JISD Librarians!
Poetry Month S'more – Book Recommendations
Month of the Military Child - Book Recommendations
Book Donation for our Elementary Libraries
Alpha Phi Alpha Donates Books
The bookplate states "To the Youth of San Antonio, march onward and upward, and remember the words of Brother Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: 'However young you are, you have a responsibility to seek to make your nation a better nation in which to live.'"
Thank you for your donation to the JISD elementary school libraries. We are excited to share this book with our students.
Gear-Up for Summer Reading!
Audio Sync - FREE Audiobooks for Teens
To download your FREE books each week, follow these steps:
1. Register at https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/sync/
2. Sign-up to receive text messages or emails to remind you to download the books each week.
(Once they're gone, you won't have the opportunity to download them again.) Same link as above.
3. Download the Sora app from the appropriate app store for your device. If you need help with that, go HERE.
4. Download the books each week and enjoy when you're ready to listen!
Psssst: You don't have to be a teen to join, download, or enjoy these or any young adult books!
San Antonio Book Festival Goes Virtual
Some of the authors include Nikki Grimes (Ordinary Hazards and Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope) Alan Gratz (author of one of our Battle of the Books titles, Refugee), Adib Khorram (Darius the Great is not Okay and Darius the Great Deserves Better- We had him in JISD in 2019), Naomi Shihab Nye (current Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation and San Antonio resident), Linda Sue Park (Author of Prairie Lotus and A Long Walk to Water, just to name a few.), Gary Paulsen (Hatchet, HELLO!), Adam Silvera (They Both Die in the End), Nic Stone (Dear, Martin and Dear Justyce), Renee Watson (Love is a Revolution), Nicola Yoon (The Sun is Also a Star and Everything, Everything) and MANY more!
Programming @ YOUR JISD Libraries
JISD Reads Together @ Hopkins
All year we have been reading the Texas 2x2 books during our PreK-2nd grade library time and this month students have voted in the March Book Madness to choose Hopkins' very favorite book of the year. The winner is...Dandy by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Charles Santoso.
Grades 3-5 celebrated Women's History Month with research on PebbleGo and reading about Malala Yousafzai in Malala's Magic Pencil.
Hopkins Library wrapped up the month with a celebration of National Crayon Day and the creation of broken crayon drawings.
Matt De La Pena @ CVE
VMHS Prepares for School Library Month
Bookface Modeling @ WHMS
Reading is Fun!
This One's Dedicated To
YALSA Best Fiction 2022 List Released!
Click on the image below to read the synopsis for each of the titles.
JISD YA Book Club
Join us for our next book club meeting next week on April 13th @ 4:30 to discuss our JISD Reads Together title, The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora by Pablo Cartaya. See your librarian for the Zoom code.