Jun 20

Final thoughts…

As this is my final day for the 2017-18 school year I am welcoming a nice relaxing summer vacation.  This will be the first summer I have not worked in many years so I will have lots of time for reading.. Please send me suggestions in the comments below.. For those of you getting ready for next year and want a heads up on our first books club pick it will be John Green’s TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN.


from John Green’s website:

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.


Have a great and relaxing summer!

Mrs. Glatt









May 17

Like sands through the hourglass…..

After all these years of school it is time to leave – to move forward – to graduate and begin the next chapter in your life.  Keep in mind that wherever you go a library will almost always be nearby.  They are places to gain knowledge, ask for help, meet new people, travel the world in books. study and read in a quiet place.  Whether it is the public library or a college library know that the librarian has your back!  They are the people who can find that quirky bit of info that makes all the difference to your project.  

We wish you the best of all in your future.

Varina High School Library Staff

Mar 29

All Henrico Reads… April 11th

Attention all book club persons who missed todays meeting!

You MUST get the All Henrico Reads book THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US by Friday – that is tomorrow!  The field trip will be April 11th the week we get back from Spring Break.   On that day we will leave school at 9:15 and return by 12:30, we will have lunch in the library – I will supply pizza you supply drinks and snacks.  Permission slips will be available on Monday.  http://reynagrande.com/books/distance/

Mar 15

All Henrico Reads

The  All Henrico Reads book is The Distance Between Us.  Renya Grande’s  poignant memoir about her childhood in Mexico.  The author skillfully depicts another side of the immigrant experience—the hardships and heartbreaks of the children who are left behind.”.  Join the Blue Devil Book Club to read this title, and then attend the countywide field trip to hear the author speak. Spaces are limited for this book.  Reserve your book now. First meeting on March 22, during ABC – Field trip on April 11.

Nov 30

Books to movies 2018

Wow! Some of our favorite books are coming to theaters.  Click here for a preview.

Oct 12

Yummy time at book club

There were treats galore at today’s book club  meeting.  Cupcakes brought by Crystal were scrumptious; Ms Badea brought some donuts and then I brought a delicious cereal treat bar.  It was awesome !  Just a bit of bragging.  Click on the picture for the recipe.

Sep 21

Week 3 and going strong!

Your library h as been hard at work.  Getting materials for teachers, Doing orientation for all the 9th and 10th grade classes, 11th and 12th will be done soon.  One mark that we are thriving is that we have almost run out of DATE DUE cards!  Our circulation statistics have been amazing!

Next week our first book group will begin reading Grasshopper Jungle in which giant, hungry praying mantis’s are determine to destroy the town and people.  this is a great and humerous ScFi novel.  Upcoming books will be The Hate You Give(urbanfiction), Prisoner of Night and Fog (historical fiction),  and a book yet TBD.  Make a suggestion your idea could be our next book group book.

Jun 14

Summer Reading at Varina Public Library



Read books and win prizes – turn in your summer log for credit in the fall.  

May 04

Overturned: Lamar Giles: 9780545812504: Amazon.com: Books

Source: Overturned: Lamar Giles: 9780545812504: Amazon.com: Books


One of the best books I have read, by an author I have taught.  Stop in and pick up your copy of Overturned and delve into murder and mystery.

May 04

Infographic: 23 writing redundancies to avoid | Articles | Main

Source: Infographic: 23 writing redundancies to avoid | Articles | Main