August 8, 2018

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St. Anne's-Belfield School's #STABSummerReading Social Media Campaign Fights Summer Reading Slump

Charlottesville, Va., August 8, 2018 - Led by Learning Village Librarian Sarah FitzHenry, a St. Anne's-Belfield School community campaign to celebrate pleasure reading during the summer break has seen more than 150 posts of #STABSummerReading shared on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The posts show the books, and reading environments, enjoyed by faculty and staff members, parents, and, of course, students.


"One of the most amazing things about St. Anne's-Belfield School is the strong community of readers. During the school year, the classrooms and library are buzzing with passionate conversations about books, especially book recommendations and reviews. It's never hard to find your next great read," said FitzHenry.


"Over the summer, when we're not all in the same place, it can be much harder to keep from falling into a slump after finishing a great book. Using #STABSummerReading, the School community is using social media to stay connected and keep conversations about literature going from all over the world."


In addition to social posts, FitzHenry has received direct messages, tagged posts, emails, and even handwritten postcards and letters with book recommendations, reviews, and selfies and book stack snapshots.


"It has been so great not only to see our community reading for fun outside of school, but seeing our lively and engaging reading community expand beyond the walls of our library," she said.


To view recent posts from the campaign, visit the School's Summer Reading and Course Preparation page.



St. Anne's-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 900 students and 150 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades nine through twelve. Nineteen countries are represented in the student body, with 41 percent of students receiving financial aid. More information may be found at

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