LAS Journal

Our Library Is Lively!

Our Library is Lively

It’s a well-known fact that readers make good writers, which is why at LAS, we believe in the importance of encouraging our students to read as widely as possible. Apart from improving student academics, there’s nothing quite like being so engrossed in a book that you can’t put it down! Thanks to our dedicated staff, LAS students have a fantastic range of library resources that meet all their reading needs. 

So, with that in mind, we are happy to report that in Marking Period 1 (MP1), 1419 print books were checked out, as well as 1851 e-books, 345 audiobooks, and 316 magazines. That’s a whopping 72% increase compared to the same period last year–now that’s impressive! You can check out all the stats in this fun infographic.

We wanted to give a special shoutout to our top five student and staff borrowers!


  1. Elisa ‘24
  2. Akos ‘25
  3. Mila ‘24
  4. Emily ‘27
  5. Parker ‘25


  1. Mr. Mathews
  2. Ms. Meyskens
  3. Ms. Wasson
  4. Ms. Maurer
  5. Mr. Skove

Well done! We will be congratulating them with a book prize of their choice. Here are the most popular books on each campus during MP1. Have you read any of them?

Savoy: The Summer I Turned Pretty, by Jenny Han
BEC: These Violent Delights, by Chloe Gong

Savoy: Tornadoes, by Dale-Marie Bryan
BEC: The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & the Fall of Imperial Russia, by Candace Fleming

Graphic Novels:
Savoy: Himawari House, by Harmony Becker 
BEC: Heartstopper Volume 1, by Alice Oseman

Professional Library Books:
The Critically Reflective Practitioner, by Sue Thompson

It’s been great to see what everyone has on their shelves this year! We hope that our LAS bookworms continue to use the library, and we encourage students who are not yet avid readers to turn over a new page and discover their next favorite story. Reading has been shown to improve student performance in literacy and other subject areas and can develop social skills such as empathy. Furthermore, reading can promote well-being and help students regulate their emotions. Are you feeling in the mood for reading now? If you’re unsure where to start, visit our helpful library team or look out for our top borrowers for some recommendations!


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