• 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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  • 2018-2019 Author Visits
     
    photo of Melissa Stewart  photo of Gordon Korman  photo of Alan Gratz  photo of Jason Reynolds  photo of Brendan Kiely
     
    We are excited to announce the amazing guest authors that will speak to students this school year!   
     
    Melissa Stewart will speak to students in grades 1-3 on May 13-16, 2019.  Melissa is the award winning author of more than 180 science books for young readers.  Melissa maintains the blog Celebrate Science and serves on the board of advisors for the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators.  You can visit her website here:  Melissa Stewart
     
    Gordon Korman will speak to students in grades 4-6 on May 7-8, 2019.  Mr. Korman is the author of more than 80 books.   To learn more about Gordon Korman, visit his website:  Gordon Korman
     
    Alan Gratz will be the visiting author for students in grades 7-8 on November 28, 2018.  Alan has written over 10 novels for middle grade readers. His novel, Refugee, won the Cybils award for middle grade fiction in 2017.  You can visit his website here:  Alan Gratz
     
    Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely will be the visiting authors for students in grades 9-12 on February 20, 2019.  Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely co-wrote the book All-American Boys which won many literary honors, including the Coretta Scott King Honor Award and the Walter Dean Myers Award.  To learn more about books by both authors, visit their websites: Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
     
     
  • 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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