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Joelle Charbonneau Author Visit

We are so excited to announce that best-selling author Joelle Charbonneau will be visiting our school on March 21 during 2nd period. She is the author of the very popular The Testing series. Most Language Arts classes are coming for the presentation in the Library.

Anyone purchasing a signed copy of one of her books through the attached order form will receive a pass to come to the presentation, regardless of what class you are in. As always, it's up to your 2nd Period teacher on whether or not to honor the pass. Mrs. Johnson's suggestion is that you speak to your teacher several days before the event and ask if there is any work you can do ahead of time so you can come to the presentation.

Order Form

General Information

Library Hours:

  • Monday - Friday 8:15 AM to 4:15 PM

Lending Policy:

  • You can check out up to four books at a time. The lending period is two weeks. You may also check out up to two eBooks from our OverDrive account.
  • There are no fines or fees unless a book is lost or damaged. However, we ask that you return your book on time so others can enjoy it.
  • You will not be able to check out another book if you currently have any overdue books.

Sponsored Activities:

  • Book Clubs - Held once each week during all lunch periods.
  • MakerSpace - Open before school and during all lunch periods.
  • Tech Support - Students can come to the library for mLISD support issues.
  • Bow Wow Reading Dog - Evi comes once each week to help students read out loud.
  • Lunch Bunch - Bring your lunch and a book to read.
  • Lone Star Reading Challenge - Read 15 books on the list and enjoy a celebration party with food.

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Librarian Contact Information:

What can the library/ librarian help me with?

  • Research help and guidance
    • Lesson Design
    • Curating resources
    • Source Citation
    • Web search and site evaluation
    • Database navigation and use
  • Book suggestions
    • Book Talks
  • Tech integration, support and troubleshooting
  • Class resources
  • Fake news guru
  • Space to work on projects and/or with peers
  • Presentation ideas for teachers and students
  • 3D printing
  • Make-up testing center
  • Learning Commons
  • Project-based learning support
  • Inquiry-based learning support
  • Teacher collaboration
  • Instruction
  • mLISD issues

Mrs. Johnson lives with her husband , her grandson, and 4 dogs. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas State University in 2004, and her MLS degree in 2012 from Texas Woman's University. She started her career in education as a math teacher at Cedar Park Middle School where she taught 6th, 7th and 8th grades. In 2012, she went to work as the librarian at a middle school in AISD. She was thrilled to come back to LISD in 2016, and especially thrilled to be at Stiles. Her hobbies are reading (She's a librarian after all!), knitting, quilting, spending time with her family, and working with her dogs. (Her childhood dream was to live in Wyoming and raise a pack of gray wolves. Her dogs are her substitute wolf pack.)