Jasmine Warga, the award-winning author of Other Words for Home and The Shape of Thunder, will be joining us virtually at the Upper Division Meeting on Monday, October 4 to start our annual Adi's Reading Challenge.
Although Covid-related shipping delays have slowed down the delivery of our new furniture and some shelving, the refurbished Library Tech Commons is back in action! It is currently open to students, faculty, and staff and in-person Book Talk classes are in full swing.
Lower School Library Teacher, Maria Paz Alegre, shared her own story and the history of other APISA (Asian Pacific Islands South Asia) people in America with Middle and Upper School students at the Indian Mountain School on May 4, 2021.
Although the Library Tech Commons is closed for on-site classes, a lot of work is going on behind the scenes to make sure that books are available for boys. Our veteran library volunteers have been hard at work helping to check books in and out, shelve, and process books. As always, their help is invaluable and their good cheer brightens our days.
The Technology Department was busy over the summer preparing for the new school year. One of the many projects they worked on was setting up MacBook Airs for 4th-7th graders as well as wiring five all-new laptop carts.
A large group of both current and incoming parents and teachers gathered for a Tech Tuesday on May 7 for an enjoyable and constructive discussion about being mindful of one’s technology use. Led by members of the Library Tech Commons team, parents shared some of the ways in which they manage their relationships with their phones and computers.
On Tuesday, October 23, Allen-Stevenson parents took time out of their mornings to participate in Tech Tuesday: an hour-long discussion with our Library Tech Team, during which they learned about the many ways Allen-Stevenson helps prepare our boys for living in a technology-centric world.
On October 20, boys 4th grade and up, began Adi’s Reading Challenge: a literacy challenge where students read the best new fiction published in 2018 and try to predict the winners of the next Newbery, Coretta Scott King and other major awards from the American Library Association.