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Blackshear Fine Arts Academy received a $3,000 grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library.  In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with points teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. Blackshear was chosen from 27,924 applications throughout the U.S

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Library Stats and Facts

January Library Stats


Greetings from the library department! We have some great news to share with everyone. 


First up are our excellent elementary students.  For the month of January 215,068 items were checked out by students!  Woo Hoo!  Let’s give a round of applause to the Campbell Dragons and the Brentwood Bulldogs for leading the pack in checking out the most books per student.  Not far behind them were the Uphaus Pandas, Kiker Comets and Zavala Mustangs. 


Let’s move on to our marvelous middle school students.  For the month of January 22,551 items were checked out by students! Awesome!  The top middle schools for check outs were Webb Wildcats, Murchison Matadors, and Burnet Sailors.


We go now to our hardworking high school students.  For the month of January 12,059 items were checked out by the students!  Hooray!  Way to go Garza Dragons and Lanier Vikings for leading in most checkouts by students. 


Congrats to ALC and Ann Richards Stars for being in a class of their own.  Their students are checking out a lot of library materials.


Online Database Usage for January 2016

  • Encyclopedia Britannica had 4,325 sessions
  • EBSCO saw 72,750 searches
  • Facts on File Databases had 4,470 searches
  • Newsbanks 536 searches
  • Teaching Books showed 489 sessions and 2,085 pages turned
  • Tumblebooks had 23,729 books viewed
  • World Books had 3,128 searches

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