2018

  • November

    Parent-Child Book Discussion Group

    Our next discussion about an Adi challenge book will take place in early January. To give your input about the book and the time, please take this 30 second survey. Thank you!
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  • Prize Drawing for a Trip to Butterfield's

    Calling all Adi’s Reading Challenge Readers!
    The first drawings for a trip to Butterfield’s will be held on Wednesday, November 28.  To qualify to enter the drawing, boys in 4th and 5th grade need to read at least three books, and boys in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades must read at least two books. Every extra book read will earn another entry in the drawing. There will be two winners from every grade.  
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  • October

    Skype Visit with Author Jennifer Holm Kicks Off Adi’s Reading Challenge

    On October 20, boys 4th grade and up, began Adi’s Reading Challenge: a literacy challenge where students read the best new fiction published in 2018 and try to predict the winners of the next Newbery, Coretta Scott King and other major awards from the American Library Association.
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  • Adi's Reading Challenges Launches!

    Boys in fourth grade and up, join us as we read the best new fiction published in 2018 and try to predict the winners of the next Newbery, Coretta Scott King and other major awards from the American Library Association. After reading a book from our shortlist, either fill out a response form for fiction or nonfiction, or, alternatively, record a short video response. After submitting your form or video, see Mrs. Reid in the library to talk about the book and claim your prize. Readers of multiple books will be invited to our voting party in January. We can't wait to talk about these books with you!


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  • May

    A-S Book Fair at Barnes & Noble Provides Enjoyable Change

    This year’s Allen-Stevenson Book Fair took to a new space, while the schoolhouse is undergoing building work. Barnes & Noble, not far from the School, provided the perfect venue for a chance to gather around an abundance of books for readers of all ages. Tables were set up by division and genre, as is the norm at the Fair, and were piled high with an impressive selection of books curated by the Library team.
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  • Ideas for Reading from Middle School Boys!

    Looking for a great new read?  Boys in the Middle School have plenty of recommendations for you.
    To see book trailers, reviews, quizzes and more, visit the Class of 2022 digital bulletin board. These three book blogs from Fifth and Sixth Grade boys will definitely spark excitement about books! There's Book Pigeon from Marcus L., as well as Book Worm and TSN Book Blog from boys in the Sixth Grade.
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  • Parents Learn About Digital Learning Tools at Tech Tuesday

    Tech Tuesday on May 8 featured representatives from Tinybop and BrainPOP, who walked parents through their digital learning tools.
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  • April

    New Devices for AudioBooks

    Want to listen to an audiobook from the library’s OverDrive collection? We have new devices in the library for you to borrow so that you can listen to the book of your choice. The first step is to choose the book that you want to hear from OverDrive.  Then, fill out this form and check back a few hours later with Mrs. Reid at the circulation desk. 
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  • Reading Without Walls

    Expand your reading horizons by Reading Without Walls. We challenge all A-S students to explore books about characters who look or live differently than you, topics you haven’t discovered, or formats that you haven’t tried. Once you have read a book for the challenge, please see Mrs. Reid in the library so that you might put your very own sticker (with your name and the title of the book you read) on our "brick wall."  Please read these guidelines for specific information.
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  • March

    4th Grade Bibliography Forms

    Fourth grade boys, as part of your study of Ancient Egypt, you must cite all your sources of information. Use the forms below.
    Cite a book
    Cite a database
    Cite a website
    Cite a film

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  • February

    5th Grade Project: Find and Share

    During Book Talk class visit the Bulletin Board  to complete Entry and Exit Tickets, find a partner and upload your work.
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  • Deconstructing Books During Adi’s Reading Challenge Voting Parties

    Lively, thoughtful discussions amongst avid readers took place in the Library this past week as the boys who read a number of the books for this year’s Adi’s Reading Challenge, named to honor the life of Aditya Srinivasan '19, joined in voting parties to select their choice for the ALA’s Newbery Medal. Adi’s Challenge included some of the best children’s books published in 2017.
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  • The Votes Are In

    A full week of pizza-voting parties and lively discussion of the contenders resulted in our predictions for books likely to win the Newbery Award.
         4L - The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
         4B - Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart
         5th Grade - The Someday Birds by Sally J. Pla
         6th and 7th Grades - Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
    Please join us on Monday, February 12, during Snacktivity (10:30 - 11:00) in the library to watch the award announcements. May the best book win!

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  • Fifth Graders Learn First-Hand from Visiting Journalists

    Digital Fluency is an important part of the Fifth Grade curriculum. Media literacy is one component of the course. Before the boys can understand the concept of ‘fake’ news, they need to comprehend standards in journalism. To give the boys a real-world perspective, Library Director Sarah Kresberg invited her friends, Randy Smith and Mary Chung, both journalists, to speak to the Fifth Graders at Allen-Stevenson about their profession. Mr. Smith, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, has worked for a number of publications over the past 30 years, including The Wall Street Journal. Currently, he is working as a freelance journalist for The New York Times. Ms. Chung is the Founder and Managing Partner of Smash Street Media, having worked previously at the Financial Times and Chicago Tribune.
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  • Teachers Explain Tech Tools for Home and School at Tech Tuesday

    Tech Tuesday on January 30 involved teachers manning a wide array of stations at which parents could learn about the many different tech tools that are being used by their sons at School, many of which are accessible at home. 

    A number of these resources are available through Allen-Stevenson’s Library database page. Go to aslibrary.net, click on databases and log in with your school website credentials to access these private pages.
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