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The Teen Blog Migrates To A New Site!

New Notes

The “Notes From The Underground” teen blog of the ACPL is moving along with the Library’s updated website!

Follow us there by clicking the links in this post.

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National Summer Learning Day-June 19th


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National Summer Learning Day
Friday, June 19, 2015
Summer Learning Day, on Friday, June 19th, is an annual national advocacy day led by the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) to elevate the importance of keeping kids learning, safe and healthy every summer.

Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities put our nation’s youth at risk for falling behind – year after year – in core subjects like math and reading. The math and reading skills low-income students lose each summer are cumulative and contribute significantly to the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income kids.

Many kinds of high-quality learning opportunities during the summer can make a difference in stemming learning loss and ultimately, closing the country’s achievement gap.

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National Day Of Silence-April 17th


About GLSENs Day of Silence
GLSENs Day of Silence is a national day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.


Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest single student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach.




A vigil for Breaking the Silence will be held at Headwaters Park  April 17th at 8 PM.   No registration required.


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No Name-Calling Week: Jan 19-23, 2015

934x192_nncw2_0As part of its ongoing mission to create safe and affirming schools for all students, GLSEN will once again celebrate No Name-Calling Week January 19-23 with educators and students across the country – and more than 60 partner organizations – by providing tools and inspiration to launch on-going dialogues about ways to eliminate bullying in their communities.

Inspired by The Misfits, a young adult novel about four friends who run for student government on a “no name-calling” platform to counteract the constant teasing in their school, GLSEN’s No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational and creative activities aimed at ending name-calling and bullying at all levels of K-12 education.

“All too often we hear about the negative consequences of name-calling and bullying in our schools,” said Dr. Eliza Byard, GLSEN’s executive director. “The lessons and activities educators, students and our chapters organize and participate in during No Name-Calling Week can start the crucial, ongoing process of creating safe and affirming school environments for all students.”

Since the initial No Name-Calling Week, created with Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing in 2004, 13,000 educators have signed on to incorporate the theme of “Celebrate Kindness” into their teaching.

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Stream Movies from Hoopla!

Instantly borrow free digital movies, music, and more, 24/7 with your library card.  Now you may download or stream 10 movies/TV shows per month!  Titles check out for 3 days or 72 hours, then return automatically.

Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, documentaries, TV Shows and more, hoopla is a revolutionary digital service made possible by the ACPL for resident library card members!

From Hollywood blockbusters to indies films – not just the hits, but the niche and hard-to-find as well – you’ll soon discover that hoopla provides you the freedom you’ve been searching for to experience, explore and enjoy what you want, when you want, and where you want.

Simple to access and use, without the hassle of having to return the items you’ve borrowed, all you need is your library card, a web browser, smart phone or tablet to get started. The freedom you want is here, now. Sign up today!

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Don’t Forget Freegal!

FreegalFree music from your public library!  Remember the Freegal download limit was increased from 3 to 5 per week last Fall. That means that patrons may choose 5 songs each week.  To add to your device just follow the link from the ACPL website and login with your library card. www.acpl.info


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Flipster – Electronic Magazines


Flipster Subscriptions run from

January 1 to December 31, 2015

58 titles will be available including:

Car & Driver; Entertainment Weekly; People; Rolling Stone; Seventeen; Sports Illustrated; Time; … and more!

Unlimited Use – Patrons may download to their devices (Tablets, IPads, IPhones) for unlimited time period.

50, 100, 500 SIMUsers – Patrons may download to their devices for the following time periods:

  • Monthly magazine – may download for 7 days (download will be grayed out, but patron may re-download the magazine through the app
  • Weekly magazine – may download for 48 hours (download will be grayed out, but patron may re-download the magazine through the app
  • Patrons will need their library card number to view the magazines from their personal computers and devices.
  • Patrons will not need their library cards when they view the magazines on public computers.
  • There is no limit of the number of titles that can be downloaded during the same time period.
  • Apps for Apple and Android Tablet are available now, Android Phone app is in the works.

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