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November 29, 2019

A Librarian’s Guide to a Stress-Free Holiday Season

Stress is something we all experience when we have a lot on our plate, especially around the holiday season. Check out these tips to a worry-free holiday break!
November 29, 2019

December Reading Posters

It's offically that time of year again! As our favorite season, we love sharing holiday library-themed content. Download the newest reading posters below and check out the other holiday library resources we gathered.
November 26, 2019

How to Keep Your Library Clean During Cold and Flu Season

‘Tis the season for germs! Keeping the library clean may seem like a challenging task, but we have a few tips and tricks you can use to keep you and your students healthy for the holidays.
October 28, 2019

Thankful For November Posters

This November, we are thankful for the ability to share our free reading posters with our librarian community. Download November's posters and share pictures of them in your library with us!
October 15, 2019

Media Center Activities for Young Readers Week

We hope we can help you to inspire students to have a passion for reading! Check out these activities for Young Readers Week this November 5-9th.
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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 […]