Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Book Fair Oct 17-21

In conjunction with Little Shop of Stories, the middle campus will host a book fair in the media center Oct 17-21. Hours are 8-4 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri) and 8-2:30 (Wed). Any parents who would like to volunteer before school, at recess or on Grandparents and Special Friends Day (Fri) should contact Terri Linahan.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Reading Bowl Practice Begins in September

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl is a state-wide event that combines reading and trivia. Students read from the list of nominees for the 2017 Georgia Children’s Book Award Nominees. We will begin meeting in September to review books and begin our trivia research and practice. Our first meet is at the end of January against other APS schools. The top two teams then move on to Regionals at Clayton State University. This is our fifth year participating. 

Team members are required to read at least 5 of the 20 books and compose trivia questions for practice.

Meetings begin in September on Mondays from 3:45-4:30. 

Interested students should sign up in the library with Ms. Linahan.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Author/Illustrator Nathan Hale to Visit ANCS

We are excited to host author/illustrator Nathan Hale at the ANCS Elementary and Middle Campus on Thursday, September 1.

Mr. Hale will be talking to kids about the Hazardous Tales series, which he writes and illustrates. These popular graphic novels are based on events in American history and students in our library love them. Fun, informative and detailed, this award-winning series shines among the shelves.

Mr. Hale is also illustrator of a couple of other highly circulated books in our library, Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack.

USE THIS ORDER FORM to pre-order books for Nathan Hale to personalize and sign. Print, fill out, and return form with payment to Ms. Linahan in the library. These orders are done in conjunction with Little Shop of Stories, and ANCS will earn 20% of purchases as a fundraiser.

Contact Ms. Linahan at if you have any questions.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to school, everyone! I am looking forward to a productive year in our lovely library/media center/learning commons. 

Our media center hours for student access is from 8:00am-3:45pm.

Students may come to the library to read or work at the computers or tables from 8:00 to 8:25.

Students may access the library reading area, work at the tables or use computers during recess on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. If a class is in session during that time, a small group of quiet readers may be allowed access.

Students may utilize the library throughout the day with a pass or when accompanied by the class. 

Please remember the library learning commons is our SCHOOL-WIDE CLASSROOM. At any time, students may be using the space for testing or teachers/visitors may be working. Always enter quietly.

Students may check out two books at a time for up to two weeks. The sign-out sheet and book return is at Ms. Linahan's new front desk. See the "Catalog" tab above to access the online catalog and search for books.


Monday, May 9, 2016

2016-17 Reading Bowl Titles

Hey, you Crazy Reading Bowl asked for it, and here is the list. Good luck getting a head start reading over the summer. Be sure to mention Reading Bowl to any other bookworms and bibliophiles that you know! I expect to form a fierce team this fall.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Georgia Children's Book Award Winners

Our students' top 3 picks are in the previous post. The official State winners for grades 4-8 are completely different! Have you read them???


A Snicker of Magic

Second Place:

The Saturday Boy

Third Place (by one vote!):

Nickel Bay Nick

Friday, March 4, 2016

Our Students Voted!

The Georgia Children's Book Award is chosen by STUDENTS, not adults. All students in the state are eligible to vote. Below are the top choices from our kids:

The Fourteenth Goldfish - Winner
The Mark of the Dragonfly - Runner-up
The Girl from Felony Bay - Tied for 3rd
Prisoner B-3087 - Tied for 3rd

Good stuff, here!! Thanks to all the readers and voters. The winner will be announced in a couple of weeks. I wonder if one of our favorites will win??? Stay tuned!