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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

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!

author Lynda Mullaly Hunt visits JM!

Students listened attentively as author Lynda Mullaly Hunt shared with them the difficulties she faced as a young student and how those struggles inspire her award winning books.  She believes writing helps us figure things out and learn about ourselves as well.  Also fascinating is her use of anagrams in her storytelling!  Thank you Orinda Books for sponsoring this event.

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Author Alan Gratz visits JM!

Bestselling author Alan Gratz captivated our students as he described his research process in writing historical fiction novels.  His books are some of the most popular titles in our library!  Mr. Gratz also spent time speaking individually with students while signing books.  Thank you Scholastic Book Fairs for sponsoring this event.

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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!

Please share your vote with Mrs. Laucher. All votes must be submitted before April 1, 2019. The winner will be announced in May, 2019!

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.

Historical Fiction Books at Our Library

U.S. Historical Fiction

World Historical Fiction and Biographies

Contacts

 

Library Media Specialist:  

Elizabeth Laucher    llaucher@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 JM PTA!

The PTA recently provided funds for the purchase of 30 Chromebooks for use in the library.  These Chromebooks will be used by students during open library hours and also when classes are held in the library.  Our students are thrilled!     

PTA Gives 30 Chromebooks