Happy National Library Week, AISL Community! This is a week (celebrated primarily in the USA) that highlights the ways that libraries serve their communities. We are continually trying to find new ways to promote reading, literacy, and curricular support during this unique time.
This week, AISL Middle School students and AISL High School students will have the opportunity to vote on a book for virtual book clubs: AISL MS Virtual Book Club Options & AISL HS Virtual Book Club Options. This is totally OPTIONAL as it does mean procuring the book (either for Kindle, Apple Books, or hard copy if you have shipping). We will then set a time to have an online discussion about the book. For other sources for free ebooks and free audio, see the #BookLove Libguide (password is the same as for parent portal- or ask your child for it!), which is updated regularly, and read on about Audiobooksync.
Also this month, beginning 30 April Audiosync is kicking off their annual TWO FREE AUDIO BOOKS a week: these books are paired thematically and can be downloaded and kept permanently. The two YA (young adult- roughly ages 14 and up) books available starting 30 April are both fantastic! The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives by Dashka Slater is a work of non-fiction about a hate crime toward a trans-gender teen, written in alternating points of view. Mondays Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson is a thriller / mystery centering around the disappearance from school of Monday, a teenaged girl. To download these books, students WILL need to have the Sora app on whatever device they are downloading to (this is the free student version of Overdrive). Two books will be available EVERY week through 29 July- but remember that you cannot go back to previous weeks to download ones that you missed, so download when they are available.
Don't forget that our library IS circulating books! Please fill out this Google Form by Tuesday of next week and we will have your books ready by Thursday. We have adjusted the dates for next week as next Friday 1 May is a holiday. For subsequent weeks we will revert to having the form filled in on Wednesdays, books ready for Fridays. We will see how this goes and will tweak accordingly!
We hope that in the midst of distance learning, uncertainty, travel (for some), and new routines that you are finding time to enjoy some great reads.
The Leopard's Tale is our main medium to keep our families informed on such things as the day to day happenings on campus, after school activities, summaries of any arts and sports events, helpful resources, and important dates and reminders.
Click on the 'Newrest' icon below to download the app and order from the menu: