Tuesday, October 31, 2017


What an exciting time it is. November is here and so are boxes of new books. The purchase of many of these books was made possible by a grant from the Laura Bush Library Foundation of  America. There are lots of new graphic novels, mysteries and exciting adventures. All books purchased with grant money have a nice pink star on the spine label. When the final order arrives shortly after the Christmas holiday, we will have a grand unveiling. Until then, come in and see all the beautiful new titles and check out the " SHELFIES" for a preview. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Welcome Back!

The first weeks of school are flying by. As classes come in for their first books of the year, I hope that each student is able to find a book that they really enjoy. At Hill we want students to be great readers and achievers. Here's to a great new school year and all of the possibilities!

Monday, August 28, 2017

End of Summer Checklist

It's almost that time--and Albert Hill is busy preparing for your return. Don't forget the following things as you return to school:
  • Your completed summer reading project (link on main school webpage)
  • Your summer reading record (either a signed bookmark or parent note or use the on-line feature at
  • Backpack and supplies (supply list on school website)
  • Overdue library books! If you are a returning student and had a lost book at the end of the year, it did not disappear--it was promoted! Bring it in the first week of school. If you are a new 6th grader and owe a book to your elementary school, you still do. Bring it in and I will return it for you.
  • Questions? Call 780-6107 or stop by the library on the first day of school.
See you soon,
Mrs. Childs, Library Media Specialist

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!