A Message from the Librarian

  • MASL Mark Twain Nominees

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 12/12/2022

    Mark Twain Award Nominees

    Southview students can help decide who wins the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) Mark Twain Award for the best book! Anyone who reads or listens to four books from our collection of nominated books can vote for their favorite. Then, in March, we will be watching for the announcement of which book wins and plan a celebration for everyone who votes.

    Copies of the books are in the library. They can also be accessed through SORA, in either print or audio versions.


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  • Southview's Virtual Library

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 10/22/2021

    Check out Southview's Virtual Library, which is always open! The Virtual Library will be updated monthly, with links to books and videos. Click on different objects to see where they lead! 

    Southview's Virtual Library

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  • Sora

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 9/20/2021

    Open a world of reading. Sora: The student reading app

    Southview families and staff


    SSD now has access to Sora!! Sora provides students quick access to thousands of popular kid-friendly eBooks and audiobooks. Students can read or listen to the books on a computer, tablet, or mobile device while they are in the classroom or at home. Everything is automatically returned, so worries about keeping track of the items. 

    Also, Sora can connect to St. Louis County Library and students can borrow their materials without a separate library card. Check it out!

    You can find directions to log-in here.  Please contact me for help with this wonderful new resource.  



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  • Welcome back!

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 8/26/2021

    A bulletin board at Southview School. The bulletin board has busses driving down a road with signs that spell out Southview.


    Welcome back to the library!  We are so excited to have students back in the library. Please come in for materials, or to ask us questions, anytime.

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  • Summer Reading Club

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 5/25/2021

    summer reading clubThe St. Louis County Library Summer Reading Club starts on June 1!  You can print out the forms or pick them up at any branch.

    Click here for more information.

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  • Book Fair

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 4/8/2021

    April is book fair season at Southview. While we can't, unfortunately, hold our normal book fair, we will have a virtual one. It will run from April 12-April 25. Please watch for more announcements and reminders!

    Click here to order after April 12.

    book fair

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  • Happy New Year!

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 1/4/2021

    book shelf Welcome to 2021! While the COVID-19 restrictions still need to be in place, please remember that we can come to you.

    Call the library anytime at 314.989.7439, or email Miss Loretta at lcschnurbusch@ssdmo.org or Miss Kay at kglass@ssdmo.org. We will bring books and materials to your classroom!


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  • Winter Reading Challenge

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 12/2/2020

    winter reading challenge graphic

    It’s time to sign up for the St. Louis County Library's Winter Reading Challenge! 

    Sign up online and read for a chance to win some raffle prizes, along with the fun of reading. 

    While the library space is closed because of COVID-19, we can bring you books! Please call or email me or Miss Kay and we will get the books to you in your classrooms.

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  • November is National Picture Book Month

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 11/6/2020

    children on storybook walk St. Louis County Library, along with Chesterfield’s Central Park, has opened its first Storybook Walk. Take your family on a stroll on the trail and read a book along the way. The book will change every two months.  Right now you can enjoy the book “Bear Can’t Sleep.”

    Learn more about the Storybook Walk.


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  • St. Louis County Parks

    Posted by Loretta Schnurbusch on 10/2/2020

    parks department logo Many of the local parks are fully open again. The weather is beautiful and St. Louis County parks offer many outdoor, COVID-safe activities.  

    Here is a link to the St. Louis County Parks 2020-2021 Activity Guide.


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