Monday, May 9, 2016

Summer Checkout Starts May 16

It's already time to think about summer reading and summer book checkout. Here's what you need to know as we finish out the year.

  • All library books due May 13 (students won't receive their yearbook until library books are returned or lost books are paid for)
  • Summer checkout starts on May 16 (returning ML and UL students can check out up to 25 books for the summer!)
  • Summer Reading is online. Be sure to check the website so you know what's required of you.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Where are you reading?

Spring Break is almost here! ML and UL students can enter our annual photo contest.

Here are the details for ML students.

The prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 
1. Most exotic (for photos taken outside of the Atlanta area) 
2. Most creative (for photos taken inside the Atlanta area) 
3. Most interesting people reading in your photo (for photos taken anywhere) 
4,5. Wild cards (chosen by the library staff)

  • In the photo you must be reading a book, magazine, or newspaper (can be on an eReader)
  • You may submit actual photographs, print-outs of digital photos, or JPEG files (we will print them in color) 
  • Photos must be REAL (no digital alterations) 
  • Photos must be turned in to the library by Friday, March 18, 2016 to be considered for prizes 
  • You may enter no more than three photos 
  • Bring them in person or e-mail them to

UL students  can win ENTIRE BOXES OF DOUGHNUTS (!!!) and have slightly different rules. 

1. Most exotic location 
2. Most creative photograph 
3. Coolest person/people in your photo (not counting yourself) 
4. Best PHOTOSHOPPED picture  
5. Wild card (chosen by the library interns)

  • In the photo you must be reading a book, magazine, or newspaper (can be on an eReader)
  • Photos must be REAL (no digital alterations) except for the “Best Photoshopped Picture”
  • Photos must be received by Friday, March 18, 2016 to be considered for prizes 
  • You may enter no more than three photos 

Tweet them to @marciakochel with #gwayspringbreak or
e-mail them to

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

All Night Read In

The 6th annual ML All Night Read In will be held on March 18-19. Galloway students in 6th-8th grades are invited to spend the night in the library doing a lot of reading plus many other fun activities. If you love to read, we guarantee you will have a good time. Registration begins on Friday, Feb. 26 at 8:45 in the ML commons and continues in the library until we are full. See Ms. Kochel if you need any further information. The official flyer and contract are on the library's website here.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Poetry Reading in UL

This Friday, February 12 at 8:30 a.m. there will be a poetry reading in the library sponsored by the UL Creative Writing Club. Come read a poem or just listen to others read. The Valentine's Day theme is very loose—any poems are welcome! As always, Nutella and croissants will be served.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Music Space

Some libraries have maker space, so why not music space? We now have a guitar in the library. It's available for anyone to play any time. Come relieve stress and play some tunes. (Just keep things at a reasonable noise level and don't disturb others.)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Upper Learning Students,

Here's your chance to win a brand new Kindle Fire just for reading a book during winter break! Here's all you need to do.

GET COZY Read a book! Find one at the library, check out a library Kindle, or get one from anywhere you like. Take a look at all of the great choices in the Galloway Library or try out our OverDrive ebooks

GET POSEY Take a selfie of you and the book and caption it. Post it to Twitter with the hashtag #readlax OR just email it to Ms. Kochel

GET CHOSEY The most creative photo/caption (as selected by a team of UL students) will earn the creator a new Kindle Fire. Yay!

The bottom line...we know you are busy and don't have a lot of time to read for fun, so we hope you will take time during this break to relax and read something for your own enjoyment. 

If you have any questions, just let me know. Happy reading!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

READ Posters Going Up

This year's READ posters are going up today. They were created by the Unbound Book Club (5th-8th graders) and also by some Upper Learning students. Thank you to the library interns for their fabulous Photoshopping (Kat and Shawn) and also for exceptional height (John). Come to the library and see them all soon!