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  • 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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2020-2021 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.  
  • Randy Ribay

    Randy Ribay was born in the Philippines and raised in the Midwest. He's the author of An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes, After the Shot Drops, and Patron Saints of Nothing, a powerful coming-of-age story about grief, guilt, and the risks a Filipino-American teenager takes to uncover the truth about his cousin's murder. It has received five starred reviews and was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award, LA Times Book Prize, Edgar Award for YA, and CILIP Carnegie Medal. Randy earned his BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Master's Degree in Language and Literacy from Harvard Graduate School of Education. He teaches high school English in the San Francisco Bay Area where he lives with his wife and two dogs. (You can pronounce his last name correctly by saying it like REE-bye.)

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  • Eliot Schrefer

    ELIOT SCHREFER is a New York Times-bestselling author, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. In naming him an Editor’s Choice, the New York Times has called his work “dazzling… big-hearted.” He is also the author of two novels for adults and four other novels for children and young adults. His books have been named to the NPR “best of the year” list, the ALA best fiction list for young adults, and the Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best.” His work has also been selected to the Amelia Bloomer List, recognizing best feminist books for young readers, and he has been a finalist for the Walden Award and won the Green Earth Book Award and Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award. He lives in New York City, where he reviews books for USAToday. (You can pronounce his last name correctly by saying it like SHRAY-fer.)

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  • Loren Long

    Loren Long is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book Love by Matt de la Pena, as well as the author-illustrator of Otis, Otis and the Tornado, Otis and the Puppy, An Otis Christmas, and Otis and the Scarecrow. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of President Barack Obama’s picture book Of Thee I Sing and the reillustrated edition of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. Loren resides with his family in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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  • Margaret Peterson Haddix

    The Intermediate Building will welcome Margaret Peterson Haddix in January of 2021. Margaret was born and raised in Ohio and currently resides in Columbus. She is the author of more than 40 plus books for middle grade readers. Her books have been honored with New York Times bestseller status, the International Reading Association's Children's Book Award; ALA's Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers Notations; and numerous state reader's choice awards.

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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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