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Our library is a vibrant, inviting, and inclusive community space where learners come together to inquire, connect, collaborate, read, socialize, create, and belong.

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Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic “Stone Age” Book Fair is coming soon to the Junior School Library.  Shopping starts on Monday, February 25th and ends on Friday, March 1st. Students may shop before school, at lunch and during the school day with their teacher’s permission. Book Fair hours are 8:00-4:15 pm each day. Also, you will have the opportunity to shop with your child during our Family Shopping Event Wednesday, Februaruy 27th, from 4:00-6:00 pm.

We are pleased to bring you this Book Fair, because it gives you and your children the opportunity to buy carefully selected, quality books and products at affordable prices. All proceeds from the Book Fair will benefit our Library programs.

The AHJS Book Fair Homepage

Online shopping starts Sunday, February 17th, 2019.


Library Newsletter

Select the Library Newsletter tab above to read our December Library Newsletter.   

Book Club  

Book Club will meet Wednesday, March 6, 2019 during all lunch periods. Students will eat lunch in the cafeteria and then come to the library for Book Club. During this meeting, students will discuss the book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly.                                     

Monthly Library Statistics

January 2019 Statistics

  • Books Circulated:  1795
  • Class Visits:  28
  • Individual Visits:  2,800

Top 5 Books Checked Out in December

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Meltdown by Jeff Kinney

2. Smile by Raina Telgemeier

3. ‚ÄčScythe by Neal Shusterman

4. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

5. Dry by Neal Shusterman

Top 5 Students with the Most Check Outs

1.  Nicola D.

2.  Keelin B.

3. Linsey L.

4. Philip W.

5. Madisyn L.

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Library Hours

Monday and Fridays: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Tuesday through Thursday:  7:30 am - 4:15 pm    

*Study Hall meets 4:00-5:00 pm Tues. - Thurs.

JS Library by the Numbers

School Year 2017-2018

  • Books Circulated: 13,571
  • Class Visits: 650
  • Individual Visits: 23,529+
  • Special Events: Alan Gratz Author Visit, Book Club, Scholastic Book Fair (2), Used Book Sale, Library Palooza, Binder Rehab, Spelling Bee 

Contact Us

Alamo Heights Junior School Library
7607 N. New Braunfels Ave.
San Antonio, TX 78209


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Meet Your Library Staff


Jo Chasse grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The long, cold winters were perfect for curling up with good book and some hot chocolate. She graduated from Augsburg College with a B.S. in Mathematics and received a M.Ed in Language and Literacy from the University of Guam. This is her 26th year of teaching and 18th year as a librarian. She has taught in Guam, Florida and Texas. Mrs. Chasse is looking forward to her second year at AHJS.                                                                                                                                                            

Katy Coesens was born and raised right here in San Antonio. She played sports her entire life and enjoys being outside going camping, hiking and swimming. Katy is a certified ESL teacher and is currently enrolled at the University of North Texas finishing her BA in counseling then she plans to work on her masters in Library Science. This is her second year as a library assistant and she is very excited about joining the AHJS family! 

The AHJS Student Library Aides are an essential part of our library team.  These dedicated students serve our school community as library aides during one of their elective periods.  They assist with circulating and shelving materials, organizing and beautifying our space, and delivering books and equipment to our patrons. 

Our parent and community volunteers are incredibly helpful and appreciated.  If you would like to contribute your time and talent as a library volunteer, please contact us.  

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