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January 2022

Happy New Year!!! 2022 is going to be a great year for reading, creating, and learning new ways to utilize our library space. I am looking at ways that we can maximize the space and serve more students simultaneously. I hope you all had a restful and relaxing Christmas and New Year break. I enjoyed my family, my friends, my dogs, and sleeping in a little later. However, I love coming back and seeing all of my 7th and 8th graders. We are halfway through the school year and I am excited about the opportunities ahead. I have a cart full of new books that I am processing to get on the shelves. Also, I am looking at our series books that need to be updated. Hope your January is full of new reading adventures!

-Mrs. Harper

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BBJH Library Info!

  • The library is open Monday - Friday from 7:15am - 2:20pm.

  • Students may check out three books at a time for three weeks.

  • The date due is stamped in the back of the book.

  • Books that are not on hold for another student can be renewed for two more weeks.

January Reminders :)

  • Check your Canvas classes for announcements.
  • Support your school by attending an extracurricular activity and cheering for your peers
  • Set daily, weekly, and monthly goals- write them down!
  • Read a book in a "new-to-you" genre or category.
3D Printing Request

Trying to finish some items from last semester but will be starting the new requests soon!


I try to post all the things going on in the library to the BBJH Library Twitter page. Check out the videos and links I've shared!

BBJH Library Google Site

Links to additional resources and library information.

Student and Parent Digital Application Resources

Please use the information to access digital applications for MISD.

Currently Reading...

The Land of Stories and A Tale of Magic series by Chris Colfer...Chris Colfer is an actor from the show Glee. He began writing MG novels in the fantasy genre in 2011. I just added them to our library collection.

About Mrs. Harper

I am the librarian at BBJH. This is my 4th year in the library and my 21st year in education. I have taught science, ELA and I was an academic advisor at The University of Tulsa. I am originally from Oklahoma--graduated from Comanche High School and Oklahoma City University. I graduated with my Master's Degree in Library & Information Science from SHSU in August 2020. I'm married to Joe, I'm Grady and Whitney's mom, and I have three awesome dogs- Gus, Chief and Maggie. I love to watch sports, listen to music, run and hike with my dogs, read books, discover new technology tools and toys, and travel.