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Welcome to the Alamo Heights Junior School Library: About

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

Library News

Neal Shusterman presented to the Junior School on Tuesday, December 3rd. Neal talked about his books, his writing process and which of his books might be made into a TV series or movie. Thank you to the Junior School PTO for supporting this exciting event. Also, we still have several copies of Scythe ($10, paperback), Dry ($15) and The Toll ($15) available for purchase.

Monthly Library Statistics

November 2019 Statistics

  • Books Circulated:  1080
  • Class Visits:  48
  • Individual Visits:  2704

Top 5 Books Checked Out in November

1. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

2. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

3. Guts by Raina Telgemeier

4. The Baby-sitter's Club, Boy Crazy Stacey by Gale Galligan

5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down by Jeff Kinney

Top 5 Students with the Most Check Outs in November

1. Nathan Y.

2.  Phoebe F.

3.  Kailey S.

4.  Bennett H.

5.  Gregory M.

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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 

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 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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