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SYNC Audiobooks 2021

SYNC Audiobooks for Teens returns April 29th for a 12th season of free audiobook downloads to keep! AudioFile Magazine has hosted this program all these years to encourage the development of new listeners during middle and high school summer vacation periods. Listening to audiobooks has been demonstrated to increase literacy even with those who don’t identify themselves as readers. Audiobooks provide opportunities to deepen capacity for empathy as well as offer exposure to a wide variety of genres, voices, and expressive styles. Check out this awesome opportunity here!

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Poetry

Hey STISD! April is National Poetry Month and your library has a great collections of poetry books by various poets for you to check out. Poetry can inspire you with just a few words, change your mood, or even keep you company like a good friend. Why not check out a poetry book this month! If you want a suggestion or to arrange for curbside pickup, use Ask A Librarian which is located on each library website.

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Test Prep

All South Texas ISD students have access to test prep resources 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through Test Prep and Careers resources in the library database. To access ACT, PSAT, SAT, AP Tests, and others, please visit your library website. After selecting the library website for your school, scroll down the page to Popular links for students, faculty and staff then select Databases under Resources. Use Ask A Librarian if you need any help!

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Virtual Calming Room

We invite you check out the STISD libraries' Virtual Calming Room located on the library websites under Announcements. You will find games, puzzles, music, yoga and more. It's important to take time for yourself and relax so we hope you will check out these stress-free activities. They are guaranteed to reduce stress and bring more peace into you life.

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National Poetry Month

Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds us that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. South Texas ISD Libraries offer a great poetry selection at each library and on OverDrive. Need help downloading a book on OverDrive? Contact us by using Ask A Librarian feature.

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