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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This Story is in the Tuscaloosa News and We are Still in the Hotel Getting Ready

The Library Media Center at Paul W. Bryant High School received a national award from the American Association of School Librarians on Sept. 14. The award was presented by AASL president, Dr. Nancy Everhart, who is visiting school libraries across the country.

The visit to Paul W. Bryant High School's Library Media Center was part of Everhart's Vision Tour, which is designed to showcase exemplary school libraries across the nation. Paul W. Bryant High School's library program was chosen as 'Outstanding School Library in Alabama' by the Alabama School Library Association.

The Paul W. Bryant High School Library is under the direction of Shannon Bogert and Shelley Dorrill. Bogert and Dorrill were innovative in creating their Stampede to Read Program, a system of monthly programming, booktalks, gaming events, unique displays, and literacy instruction for students of all reading levels. The Stampede to Read Program, combined with community collaboration, resulted in a tremendous increase in patron usage and circulation.