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The Research Area provides classes with both desk and wireless laptops to collaboratively teach the research process. There is a self-serve research station where students can obtain handouts on how to cite multiple sources to meet state standards. (Also available online on the student page .)

The collection contains approximately 25,000 titles or about 17 books per student. The state average is 15 and the national average is 22 books per student

Students are surrounded by good books that promote the appreciation of literature standards. A display of current California Young Reader Medal nominated books encourage students to read and vote in this important statewide reading program.

Teachers may sign up to bring classes, request novel sets, teacher materials, exchange textbooks, dictionaries and request one of the 21 boxes of genre boxes that rotate out to the classroom each month or work with the librarian on collaborative units.

Bulletin boards that promote literacy and seasonal emphasis on Black History Month, Woman’s History Month, Banned Books week, etc. are at the library entrance. Other boards feature Caldecott, Newbery and Coretta Scott King award winners in poster form. The display cases pique the interest of students with books and related objects.

California Young Reader Medal Program (CYRM).
CYRM generally recommends three titles each year for each level. Students who wish to participate must read all three titles within their chosen group and then vote on their favorite book. Read more about it.

Join the CYRM book club and read all three....then vote for your favorite.

Intermediate Reader
  • Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston
  • Igraine The Brave by Cornelia Funke
  • Greetings from Planet Earth by Barbara Kerley
Middle/Junior High School
  • Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata
  • Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Nominees for picture book for older readers are:
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
  • Unwind by Neal Schusterman
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins