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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


The library is OPEN!  

Come in and check out the newly remodeled JM Library! We are open Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Students may use the library before school, during brunch and lunch, and after school.  In addition to over 11,000 books, we also have textbooks students may use in the library, a printer, and school supplies such as colored pencils and rulers. Pens and pencils are available for purchase for 50 cents (two quarters). 

6th graders may check out 2 books, and 7th and 8th graders may check out 5 books.  Books are checked out for 3 weeks, and can be renewed if a student needs more time to complete the book.



Books


 

 

 

If you have questions or need help finding a book, just email Mrs. Carlson at jcarlson@moraga.k12.ca.us

 

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT!


Stop in and check out our Author Spotlight display!  Every few weeks, we will highlight an author who writes books in a variety of genres.  We've highlighted Anthony Horowitz, Shannon Hale and Walter Dean Myers!  Come see the different books talented authors write!  

New Books arriving weekly! 

Looking for the newest book in a series or from a popular author?  Many of our newest books are now on the small red cart with the googly eyes in the main area of the library.  Come and look at the latest books!  

 

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!

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:

April Chan

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!

If you'd like to help out in the library, we can always use lunch volunteers.  Please email Mrs. Carlson at jcarlson@moraga.k12.ca.us if you are interested in helping out during our busy lunch time.  

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