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Contra Costa County Library

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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! 

 

You need a CCC Library card to access the many databases available to students.  Apply online for an e-card.  

Library Mission Statement

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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Library

While the library is currently closed to students, you can still check out a book!  Use the Destiny Library Catalog (see link on the right →) to search for a book using title, author, series, keyword, etc.  Once you find the books you want to checkout, go to the main JM homepage, click on Distance Learning Links and find the JM Library Book request form.  It's a simple Google form!  Make your requests for up to 3 books and your books will be checked out to you and available for pickup outside the JM office weekdays Monday through Thursday.  The red cart is outside of the JM office during normal school hours.  After you submit your requests, make sure to check your School Loop Mail for a confirmation from Mrs. Carlson.   

When you are finished with your books, a bin will be outside the office for book returns.  Books will be sanitized before re-shelving. 

If you have questions or need help finding a book, just email Mrs. Carlson.

LET'S GET READING!!

New Books arriving weekly! Check out these slideshows!

New August books:  here!

New September books here! 

New October books here!

New late October books here!

Click the links for slideshows of the latest additions to the JM Library. New books in Fantasy, Mystery, Realistic Fiction, Non-Fiction, Sports Fiction and more!

 

 

Be sure to return your library books when you are finished reading them.  Check with the circulation desk if you are unsure if you have overdue books.  Thank you for your help!

Welcome to the Library!

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.  

 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 oBooksut!

JM Library Has Been Genrefied!

All our fiction titles are now organized by genre (and then by author)!  Every fiction book is now in one of the following categories: Fantasy, Realistic Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance, Adventure, Dystopian, Historical Fiction, Sports Fiction, Mystery, Horror/Suspense, Classics and Humor!  New shelf signage and spine labels will make finding a good book easier for students!

California Young Reader Medal (CYRM)

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.  

2018-2019 Intermediate Nominees:

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Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley  WINNER!

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt   

2018-2019 Middle School Nominees:                              
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 Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan     WINNER!

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

2018-2019 Young Adult Nominees:

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 Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed   WINNER!

For more information on the CYRM, visit this website: www.californiayoungreadermedal.org/

2019 Newbery Award Winners!

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

    
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Merci Suarez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

The Book of Boy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock

 

View all the 2019 American Library Service to Children Award Winners  

JM Catalog and Online Resources

Destiny Library Catalog

Online resources can be accessed through WebPath Express on the left side of the Catalog page.  Once you find the book you want, check on the right to see if it is available (it will say '1 of 1 available' if we have it or '0 of 1 available' if it is currently checked out. We also have two iPads in the Library, loaded with our Destiny catalog, making it easy to search for a book.

Contacts

 

Library Media Specialist:  

Julie Carlson   jcarlson@moraga.k12.ca.us

Library phone: 377-4222

 

Library Volunteer Coordinator:

Natalie Doane

Thank You MEF!!

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

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Jacqueline Woodson Named National Ambassador for Young People's Literature!

photoMs. Woodson has chosen the phrase “Reading = Hope x Change,” as her platform as Ambassador. “I definitely believe that reading can change us and shape us in so many ways, and through it we can be exposed to people and places and ideas that we might not otherwise come across or confront in real life,” she said. “A platform about the importance of reading and having conversations across the lines of books is really important to me.”                                          

A big thank you to Our Library Volunteers!

A huge thank you to volunteer coordinator Natalie Doane and her team of amazing library volunteers!  You help make our busy lunchtimes manageable and fun!    

PTA Gives 30 Chromebooks