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July 1, 2020

Library Guide for Reopening

You may encounter challenges when trying to plan your reopening, but this is a time where you can grow and expand into possibilities you didn’t think were possible.
June 10, 2020
LGBTQ+ Books for Your Library

Best LGBTQ+ Books to Have in Your Library

We've gathered a list of the best 2019 LGBTQ+ books to have in your library to round out your collection with a fuller spectrum of diverse books. Check it out!
June 6, 2020

Summer Reading List: Racism and Racial Inequality

To help those who would like to educate themselves more on the topic of racism and inequality, we’ve gathered a variety of nonfiction, fiction, and children’s novels to help break down the topic.
May 4, 2020

Promoting Digital Literacy During Distance Learning

Even kids of the digital age have gaps in their digital literacy. Learn how librarians and educators can help them get informed and stay safe during distance learning
April 29, 2020

Summer Adventure Reading Posters

Summer adventure reading posters are ready! We hope that this month's poster can help inspire your students to read and learn at home.
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January 26, 2017
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What Are People Really Saying About Alexandria

Many people know us as ‘more than just library software’. Today we review what people have been saying about Alexandria and why.   I appreciate the customer service “As a new librarian using Alexandria for the first time, I really appreciate the customer service. They answer their calls promptly and […]
February 23, 2017
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The Story of Penmanship Styles in the Library

  Can you believe it was in 1885 when a librarians got together to decide on which penmanship style would be used for card catalogs? That’s right. The first card catalogs were hand written. For the entire story on these librarians created a handwriting style that would be used throughout […]
April 3, 2017
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How to Create Blackout Poetry

  You have never created blackout poetry?!  You don’t know what blackout poetry is? Blackout poetry helps you explore your visually artistic side, as well as your poetic side. Let’s get started!   Step 1: Warm-up At your library you can use the Smart Search in Alexandria to find books on different types […]
April 17, 2017

Get Ahead at the End of the Year

The end of the school year can tend to be an extremely busy time of the year. Preparing for inventory, collecting materials, dealing with charges and fees, getting students moved into new classes and grades, the list can go on. In order to give you some food for thought as […]