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Congratulations to four fabulous AISD librarians who have been awarded Laura Bush Grants to purchase materials for their libraries next year. Our District continues to be well represented on the awardee list for this grant, which is a testament to the innovation and dedication of our spectacular librarians! (Click below to see the news release.)
Tammi Powell - Andrews Elementary
Patrick Maples - Bedichek Middle School
Jo Patrick - Fulmore Middle School
Jenny Stirrat - Reagan High School
Click here to read the article on one of our fabulous librarians, Ivan Cervantes from Mendez Middle School.
Congratulations goes out to Christy Cochran who is the Murchison Middle School Librarian. She is now a District 3 member of the 2016 Class of TALL Texas Leadership Institute! Way to go Christy!
Congratulations to our very own Lanier High School librarian, Emily Hersh.
Emily received an email this week stating that she has won the YARI award for her million page reading incentive. The purpose of the YARI Award is to honor a librarian who has shown exceptional ability in motivating young adults to read by developing and implementing a reading incentive program for young adults in grades 6-12. The award will consist of an engraved plaque and a stipend of $500 to be presented at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference.Congratulations to Emily!
Congratulations to Eastside Memorial High School. The first winner of The Rather Prize. Click here!
Please check out the Fabulous student video in honor of Emily Hersh, super Librarian at Lanier! Click here!
Click here to read about our awesome Gullett Elementary Librarian, Kay Gooch, the Reading Rock Star!
Library Stats and Facts
August Library Stats
Hello AISD family! Welcome back to another exciting school year!
First up are our excellent elementary students. For the month of August 39,588 items were checked out by students! Woo Hoo! Let’s give a round of applause to the Highland Park Scotties and Kiker Comets for leading the pack in checking out the most books per student. Not far behind them were the Baranoff Buffalos, Blackshear Yellowjackets, and Brentwood Bulldogs.
Let’s move on to our marvelous middle school students. For the month of August 10,617 items were checked out by students! Awesome! The top middle schools for check outs were Martin Eagles, Murchison Matadors and O’Henry Mustangs.
We go now to our hardworking high school students. For the month of August 6,018 items were checked out by the students! Hooray! Way to go Garza Dragons, Anderson Trojans , and the 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 August 2016