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The JM Library will be open to students beginning August 28th.  The library is open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 - 4:00.  Students may use the library before and after school, as well as brunch and lunch times.  A limited number of 6th - 8th grade textbooks are available for use in the library.  Computers, to be used for school work only, are also available.

Sixth graders may check out 2 library books. Seventh and 8th graders may check out up to 5 books.  The loan period is 3 weeks.  If a book is needed for longer than 3 weeks, please return it to the library for renewal.  A late fee of $.25 is due for each day a book is overdue.

Our Library has a wonderful collection of Non-Fiction and Fiction books, from Classics to the latest publications.  New books are added to the collection throughout the year.  Stop by to check one out!






Library Media Specialist:  Elizabeth Laucher

Library phone: 377-4222

Library Volunteer Coordinator:  Jennifer Tatem


The mission of the Moraga School District School Library Program is to support students in becoming independent and effective users of all variety of information; to support teachers and the common core standards through collaboration; and to nurture a lifelong love of reading and learning.

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Sixth grade students were treated to a wonderful presentation by New York Times bestselling author Tamara Ireland Stone.  The visit was both educational and inspirational for our students as she discussed her writing process.  Ms. Stone's new novel, Click'd, is STEM inspired and also focuses on friendship, competition, and the value of failure.

Here are some comments from our students:

"I liked that the book is about a girl who creates a game and is also a soccer player."

"She was very inspiring and a very good speaker."

"I liked how she explained there can be a lot of failure in the writing process, and you need to be persistent."

"It was cool meeting the author and I'm looking forward to reading her book."

"Good description of her writing experience."

"I liked that she answered a lot of questions."

"She inspired me to write more stories."

"I liked how she talked about herself and then asked about us."

"The story conflict in Click'd sounds really interesting."

"As soon as I heard about the book I wanted to read it."



Each year students throughout California participate in awarding the CYRM to some very special books.  The titles in each category are favorites of young readers.  Students must read each title in the specific category in order to vote.  

2017-2018 Middle School Nominees:  

All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Tesla's Attic by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman 


2017-2018 Young Adult Nominees:


The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys


Please share your vote with Mrs. Laucher. All votes must be submitted before April 1, 2018. The winner will be announced in May, 2018!

For more information on the CYRM, visit this website:


The John Newbery Award is for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Freedom Over Me: Eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life by Ashley Bryan

The Inquisitor's Tale by Adam Gidwitz

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

All of these books are available in the JM Library.

To view all the 2017 American Library Service to Children Award Winners follow this link:

Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, has a challenge for you:  1) Read a book about a character who doesn't look like you or live like you.  2) Read a book about a topic you don't know much about.  3) Read a book in a format that you don't normally read for fun.

"Reading is a fantastic way to open your minds and hearts to new people, places, and ideas." says Mr. Yang.

Here is a link to the program and short video:

 Reading Without Walls Challenge

Anyone can participate!

JM Catalog and Online Resources

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Online resources can be accessed through WebPath Express on the left side of the Catalog page.



Thank you to the Moraga Education Foundation for their continued support and funding of the library.

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Support from the JM PTA provides for the purchase of many library books and supplies throughout the school year.



San Francisco Bay Area author, Gene Luen Yang, has been named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature!  He is the first graphic novelist to be appointed to this 2 year position.  Read an interview with Mr. Yang here: Interview   



The Contra Costa County Library system offers a great selection of books, ebooks, homework help, and programs for people of all ages, including middle school students!  Here is the link to the home page: