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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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The Scholastic Book Fair

Ultimate Xpedition: Quest for Books is coming soon!

Shopping starts on Monday, September 23rd and ends on Friday, September 27th. Students may shop before school, at lunch and during the school day with their teacher’s permission. Book Fair hours are 8:15-4:00 pm each day (2:00pm on Friday). Also, you will have the opportunity to shop with your child during our Family Shopping Event Wednesday, September 25th, from 4:00-6:00 pm.

Your child will be bringing home a Book Fair Flyer that previews a few of the books that are offered at the fair. And while you can certainly purchase your order from the flyer (which includes an order blank), we invite you to come and make your choices in person.

At the Book Fair, you can also help increase your child’s classroom library with the Classroom Wish List program. Simply select one or more books to purchase from the Teacher Wish List display. These titles are hand picked by each teacher as desired library selections for their classroom. Gift Certificates are also available for purchase.

BOOK FAIR eWallet: No cash on hand the day of the Book Fair? No worries – Scholastic Book Fairs®is now offering Book Fair eWallet as a new payment option. Simply set up an account and have funds immediately available for your child to shop the Book Fair. Safe and secure – it’s easy shopping with Book Fair eWallet. In addition to eWallet students can pay with cash, credit cards or checks made out to AHISD. If you are sending money in with your child, please do not forget to add the 8.25% sales tax. As always, our Scholastic Book Fair promises to be a great event for literacy. We urge you to attend and look forward to seeing you there.

eWallet video

eWallet set-up link 


In other news...

Author Neal Shusterman is coming to the Junior School on December 3, 2019. Get ready for his visit by reading one of his great books, such as Scythe and Thunderhead. Stay tuned for more details...

Monthly Library Statistics

August 2019 Statistics

  • Books Circulated:  1792
  • Class Visits:  35
  • Individual Visits:  1431

Top 5 Books Checked Out in August

1. Sabotage by Neal Bascomb

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

3. Smile by Raina Telgemeier

4. The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

5. Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

Top 5 Students with the Most Check Outs in August

1.  Calvin R.

2.  Phoebe F.

3.  Halina S.

4.  Bennett H.

5.  Mya A. 

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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 2018-2019

  • Books Circulated: 14,561
  • Class Visits: 363
  • Individual Visits: 23,740+
  • Special Events: Nathan Hale Author Visit, Book Club, Scholastic Book Fair (2), Used Book Sale, Library Palooza, Spelling Bee 

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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 27th year of teaching and 19th year as a librarian. She has taught in Guam, Florida and Texas. Mrs. Chasse is looking forward to her third 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. Ms. Coesens 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. Ms. Coesens is excited about her second year in the AHJS library.

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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