Read a Book, Expand Your Horizons
Announcing Our Best Author Visit EVER
We are incredibly excited to announce that Alan Gratz, author of amazing books like Code of Honor, Projekt 1065, and Refugee, will be coming to visit us at Stiles on October 11, during 3rd Period. Once again, we are partnering with Book People. They are sending Mr. Gratz to us free of charge, but we have promised to sell as many copies of his new book (yet to be released to the public), Grenade, as possible. This is a wonderful opportunity for our students. Mr. Gratz writes engaging and popular historical fiction that brings past events to life. His books are among the most popular on our campus.
If you would like to purchase a personalized autographed copy of this new book, please print and complete the order form. Return it to the library with your check or, if you would like to purchase with a credit card, a copy of your receipt. We have a great reputation with Book People, so they send us their most sought after authors. We want to keep this relationship going and we're truly grateful for all the support our families give us in this endeavor.
- Monday - Friday 8:15 AM to 4:15 PM
- 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.
- Book Clubs - Held once each week during all lunch periods.
- MakerSpace - Open before school and during all lunch periods.
- Knitting - Held once each week 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.
Link to newsletter coming soon.
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
- mLISD issues
Mrs. Johnson lives with her husband , her grandson, and 3 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.)
Upcoming Local Events
Author visits to Book People -
Scott Westerfeld - Saturday, September 15 at 2 PM (Speaking and signing)
Max Brallier - Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 PM (Speaking and signing)
Erin Hunter - Wednesday, October 3 at 6 PM (Speaking and signing)
Texas Teen Book Festival - Saturday, October 6 at St. Edward's University. This is a free event where you can meet MANY incredible authors, get books signed, purchase the latest books out there, visit with author panels for presentation, etc. It's all day and one of the most amazing days of the year for those of us who love to read!!!