Friday, May 19, 2017

Albert Hill Library Is A Winner!

The library at Albert Hill is a recipient of a Laura Bush Foundation for Americana's Libraries award. The announcement was released about 2:30 p.m. on Friday. Although there were nearly 600 applications, 160 schools received grants. Nine schools were selected in Richmond Public Schools based on grant applications written by the schools' librarians.

I can't WAIT to spend this money on the students of Albert Hill. 2017-18 is going to be a great year.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Klein On Your New YA Novel

Math teacher Dr Denis Klein has just released his new novel, Space Vacations R Us (SVRUS).         It is in ebook format and available from Amazon.

From the publisher:

"Twelve going on thirteen, Timmy Mayan, is dreading the imminent annual adventure odyssey (he refuses to call them vacations any longer) his family forces him to go on. Sometimes traumatized, if not hurt, artistic Timmy will soon be dragged by daredevil Dad, astronaut-bound 17 yo sister, and novelist Mom on "The best family vacation on the planet--that is literally off of it!" Naturally, they are slated to be one of the first families to fly up to the new space hotel orbiting the earth--leaving Timmy speechless--which makes sense--because everyone who's completed 8th-grade science knows there's no air up there..."

Here's the book trailer. Space Vacations R Us

Check out the cover on the right.

Download your copy today!

Friday, April 7, 2017


Spring Break is the perfect time to start a book that you have been saving for a "special occasion". Let's read something FUN, or SILLY, or SPOOKY, or THRILLING. But let's all read something. I have a stack waiting for me. Enjoy the free time and the free reads.

Friday, March 24, 2017

March Madness @ the Library

The Final Four have been selected by students using Google forms and on-line voting. Using the school library data reports, the top 18 books were bracketed and the voting began three weeks ago. Slowly but surely the students have been narrowing it down to the last four titles. Want to participate? Go to the link at the left on the main page called "March Madness" and vote. It only takes a few seconds!

Friday, February 24, 2017


Even though Hoodoo Hatcher was born into a family well able to use magic, he can't cast the simplest spell.
When a stranger comes to town looking for a boy named Hoodoo, strange things begin happening. The Stranger practices black magic and only plain old Hoodoo Hatcher can save his town--but first he must learn how to conjure.
Set in Alabama in the 1930's, "Hoodoo" is both funny and creepy and won both the Coretta Scott King and John Steptoe book awards for 2016.

Friday, February 17, 2017

If You Liked "The Boy In The Striped Pajamas"...

then you should try "The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain" also by John Boyne. It isn't a sequel but it does share similar themes and characters caught up in the struggle in Europe in the opening days of WWII.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

It's Second Semester! 7th Grade Reading

The changing semester brings a completely new list of over 600 books for the 7th grade monthly Accelerated Reader assignment.This semester includes everything from W.W.II through the present time. There are hundreds (literally) of books on the war, the Holocaust, the Civil Rights Movements, biographies, and the technology of the 21st century. Check out the library's catalog under Visual Search--7th Grade Reading,  beginning Friday, February 3rd. If you would like an early look simply log into your Destiny account using your student ID (with the 2 zeroes) and your birthday (2 for month 2 for day and 4 for year--no dashes no slashes) and go to "Resource Lists".
Destiny Library Catalog