Upcoming Big Events
- Fall Book Fair–Friday, 9/2 to 9/9
- Author Visit with Jewel Parker Rhodes–Monday, 9/19 at 3:10 PM
- 8th Annual Texas Teen Book Festival–Saturday, October 1
Upcoming Big Events
We will be welcoming YA author Colleen Oakes to our campus on Tuesday, May 17th during 4th period! She will be here to talk about writing and her newest book Queen of Hearts. Want to know more? Head to book page at BookPeople.com now
The ARS Writing Center is now open! Come by and let Shara and her crew help you turn in a stellar composition! It doesn’t matter what grade you are in or what subject you are dealing with, the Writing Center team can help!
Want to find out more? Visit the link below to learn more about the Writing Center, schedule appointments, view resources, and apply to be consultants.
There are many amazing, life-changing, and one-of-a-kind books sitting in every library in existence, and yet most of these diamonds-in-the-roughs are neglected and overlooked. “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” is a coming-of-age novel that tells the story of a lost 15 year old named Craig Gilner, who’s depression and suicidal thoughts has landed him in the adult psychiatric unit of Brooklyn hospital. His opportunity to spend time away from his “friends” surrounded by inspirational medical posters and other mentally unstable patients, allows him to find an answer to his unhappiness and how to cut the cord between his Tentacles and his Anchors, in hopes for a Shift to occur.
“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” has seen less and less readers over the years, and I am determined to change that. Coming from someone who’s indulged in this incredible book not once, but twice, I can promise you that tears will be shed and you may even begin to question your own mental stability. I know for a fact that it’s changed people’s lives, including mine. There’s even a movie based on this story, with actors like Emma Roberts and Zach Galifianakis. It pains me to see that not everyone has not had the ability to enjoy this novel like I have. So, I argue that this heart-wrenching novel deserves much more attention and love in our library.
Minion Tech: McClain D
My wonderful Minions from the Class of 2015 in collusion with our incredible sixth grade science teacher surprised me with a high tea, a MakerSpaced little library, and a ton of love. I can’t believe how lucky I am to be where I am and with these amazing kiddos and teachers. #Happiness is #LibraryLove.
ARStars and their parents and guardians are cordially invited to participate in our February Parent/Daughter Book Club!
Frequently Asked Questions: Continue reading Stella by Starlight Book Club!
Recommended Resources for Readers
Internet Public Library
Seeking biographical information on a famous individual? Try the Internet Public Library’s (IPL) Biography Reference collection.
The IPL is a collection of sources that have been evaluated by librarians to help you work faster and more efficiently.
“She sounds like someone who spends a lot of time in libraries, which are the best sorts of people.”
–Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
Celebrate your freedom to read…everyday.
Reading is a joy, a privilege, and the right of every student. To ensure this right for each student, please remember the following:
As you select the library books you will read, please understand that not every book is a good fit for every reader.
You, the student, know better than we, the library staff, what reading materials best serve you and your family’s standards and beliefs.
If a book turns out to be unappealing, offensive, or disturbing to you in any way, please return it and select another.
Also, please remember our library collection is being built to serve students aged 11 through 18 years old; therefore, it contains materials to serve all reading levels, interests, and needs.
The Ann Richards School Library supports the principles of Intellectual Freedom inherent in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution as expressed in official statements of the American Library Association.