Welcome to NAPLS Libraries!

  • The New Albany Plain-Local Libraries are committed to supporting the mission of the New Albany Plain-Local Schools to create a “culture of accountability that achieves the best academic and developmental outcomes for each student” by ensuring our students are effective and ethical users of ideas and information, critical thinkers, life-long readers and skillful researchers, so they can be informed and productive citizens in an information-driven society.

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2021-2022 Author Visits

  • We are excited to announce the amazing guest authors that will speak to students this school year! You can learn more about these authors by clicking on their name below.  Special thanks to our donors for sponsoring our author series each school year: The New Albany Community Foundation, the building PTO's, New Albany Women's Network (NAWN), and the White Family.
  • Laurie Halse Anderson

    Laurie Halse Anderson is a New York Times bestselling author. Her books have had great success with over 8 million copies sold. She is the winner of numerous awards including the Margaret A. Edwards Award, and the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN) Award. Her work has also been nominated two times for the National Book Award.

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  • Stuart Gibbs

    Stuart Gibbs is the New York Times bestselling author of Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation and the FunJungle, Spy School, and Moon Base Alpha series. He has written the screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate, worked on a whole bunch of animated films, and developed TV shows for Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, ABC, and Fox. Stuart lives with his family in Los Angeles.

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  • Miranda Paul

    Miranda Paul is a award-winning children’s author of One Plastic Bag and Water is Water, both named Junior Library Guild selections. Her titles have received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly in addition to being named to several recommended and “best of” reading lists. 10 Little Ninjas also was named an Amazon Best Book of the Month (August 2016). Miranda makes regular appearances at schools, libraries, and bookstores, and has been a guest presenter at the Library of Congress Young Readers Center along with environmental activist Isatou Ceesay. Miranda also serves as Mentorship chair for We Need Diverse Books™ (www.diversebooks.org), volunteers for Books for Africa, and is a regional advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers (Wisconsin Chapter). She believes in working hard, having fun, and being kind.

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We have digital books!

  •  OverDrive        Sora app
    Our library collections continue to expand with physical books and digital books.  Students can borrow digital books using our site hosted by OverDrive.  The Sora app can be downloaded to any device to access the digital collection.  Students can borrow two ebooks for a 14 day loan period.  They can also place holds and put in requests for additional titles to be added.  To begin borrowing, students will need to enter his or her username and password.  This may require some assistance for our younger patrons.
    username:  last name.#  (ex: smith.3)
    password: first initial, powerschool ID #, last name initial  (ex: j654321p)
    If you need additional help on the site, visit help.overdrive.com
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