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HS Sakura Medal Voting Party

Students who qualified to vote in for Sakura Medal HS English and Japanese books and art gathered in the HS Conference Room to discuss the books, enjoy a pizza lunch and cast their votes! These votes will be added to those of all the other participating schools. We hope to hear the results soon!  Huge thanks go out to our Friends of the Library parent volunteers who decorated the room and served the lunch.  We also thank art teacher Brendan Sarsfeld for his support of the Sakura Medal Art Competition

A Holiday Kahoot! in the Library

December 7, 2017 Leave a comment

We had some fun today. More than fifty students played our Holiday Kahoot! Quiz inside the library after hot chocolate and holiday music in the HS lobby. We’re in the spirit of the season!! 

New Puzzle Table Is a Big Hit in the HS Library!

September 1, 2017 Leave a comment
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Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

September 29, 2015 Leave a comment
Banned books week logo

Artwork courtesy of the American Library Association

This week the ASIJ HS Library, along with other libraries and schools across the United States, is celebrating Banned Books Week, which raises awareness around intellectual freedom and the right to read. This event is endorsed by the Library of Congress, and supported by the American Library Association, the Association of American Publishers and the National Coalition Against Censorship.  Started in 1982, Banned Book Week works to counter an increase in bans and challenges in schools, stores and libraries. The theme for 2015 is Young Adult fiction.

In 2014 there were 311 requests of books to be removed or restricted access from libraries and bookstores across the U.S. Some of the books included a National Book Award winner, an ASPCA Henry Bergh Children’s Book Award winner, and a book by Toni Morrison, a Nobel Prize Winner.

Come check out the banned book display in the HS library this week. There are a lot of great books to choose from!

Catherine Fugelsang

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A New Cyber Book Club

somewhat book club

The ASIJ HS Library has joined the Somewhat Virtual Book Club (#SWVBC) which brings HS students from across the US and beyond together to discuss the same book!

Take a look at their Facebook page.

Library Orientation Flips the Tables

September 15, 2014 Leave a comment


One of the best resources that high school students have at their fingertips is our amazing library. This year, the librarians flipped the tables on the new high school students for their orientation. Instead of being told what is where in a lecture that would soon be forgotten, students were challenged to discover different resources in the library and then present to their classmates.

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