Berta Palacios Library Newsletter

1st Six Weeks 2016-2017

B.R.I.G.H.T. Summer Readers

B.R.I.G.H.T. Summer Reader logs

due the first day of school, Aug. 22, 2016.


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B.R.I.G.H.T. Summer Readers 2016

Congratulations to Palacios B.R.I.G.H.T. Summer Readers 2016!

Roosevelt R. Valdez

Estrella Medrano

Samuel Gomez

Alexa N. Enriquez

Rebecca N. Valdez

Lucero Medrano


B.R.I.G.H.T. Summer Reader Celebration

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B.R.I.G.H.T. Reading tags given to each winner!

Courtesy of the PSJA Education Foundation students received a B.R.I.G.H.T. T-shirt, Book Camp plaque, books, reading tag and backpack. Palacios B.R.I.G.H.T. winners, principal and assistant principal were also gifted a camouflage throw courtesy of the librarian, Mrs. Linda Hinojosa.


B.R.I.G.H.T. Summer Readers Palacios Celebration


Palacios Library Programs Presentation September 8, 2016

Mrs. Linda Hinojosa, Palacios Librarian

Mrs. Hinojosa presented a Powerpoint presentation to Palacios staff at a faculty meeting on September 8, 2016. The presentation included the library policies and expectations. The presentation featured programs that are available to staff and students such as Destiny and Accelerated Reader. There is also MackinVIA the eResource management system that includes instructional resources such as Brain Hive, BrainPOP, TEXQUEST and Britannica. Passwords were given to staff for all programs.

Awesome Palacios Panther staff at Library Presentation!

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Accelerated Reader

1st Six Weeks-Library Collection Statistics

Total Words Read 4,596,594

Total Books Read 3,492

Total AR Quizzes Taken 4,246



"MackinVIA is a complete eResource management system providing easy access to eBooks, audiobooks and educational databases. With just one login, users can view, utilize, and manage all of their eResources. Further, MackinVIA allows simultaneous, unlimited access to multiple users and is mobile friendly."

1st & 2nd Graders MackinVIA Training


1,000,000 AR Word Count Reader

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Congratulations D'banhy Ocanas!


International Dot Day Sept. 15, 2016

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The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds

"The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe."


Palacios Elementary Library

If you ever have any questions pertaining to the library and its programs, please free to contact me at (956) 354-2936 or email