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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 was a success!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered during the Book Fair. Also, thank you to the teachers, students and parents who supported the Book Fair. A lot of great books found their way into the hands of our JS students.

 

Author Neal Shusterman is coming to the Junior School on December 3, 2019. 

Neal Shusterman will be presenting to all Junior School students. Books by the author will be available for purchase in the Library (order form below).  Neal Shusterman will personally sign all purchased books during his visit. Additionally, if you have purchased your books from the Book Fair or elsewhere, you may drop them off in the library to be autographed (be sure your first and last name and English teacher are written on a post-it note on the front of the book). Your filled-out book order and money should be returned to school on or before Monday, December 2nd, 2019.  *Book quantities are limited, so please place your order early. Books ordered before October 30th, 2019 will be distributed the first week of November, giving students time to read them before the visit.

 

 

Monthly Library Statistics

September 2019 Statistics

  • Books Circulated:  1992
  • Class Visits:  76
  • Individual Visits:  3010

Top 5 Books Checked Out in September

1. Smile by Raina Telgemeier

2. Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

3. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

4. The Babysitter's Club #6, Kristy's Big Day by Gale Galligan

5. Grenade by Alan Gratz

Top 5 Students with the Most Check Outs in September

1.  Gregory M.

2.  Jeromy G.

3.  Lindsay L.

4.  Jared M.

5.  Phoebe F.

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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
210.832.5815

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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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