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Spotlight on: The Texas Lone Star Reading List

The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading. The 2018 Lone Star books are now available for checkout.

Overdrive- 24 / 7 / 365!

Students can download the free Overdrive app from the Apple and Android app stores on their smartphones and tablets to enjoy year-round access to ebooks and audiobooks.

Overdrive App Setup Instructions - Select Jackson Middle San Antonio, TX for your library.

Log in using your student login and password.

Game Donations Needed

The Jackson Tabletop Club is looking for game donations. If you have any gently used board games, card games, dice games, etc… that are appropriate and interesting to students aged 11-14, we would love to have them for our permanent collection. Cooperative, strategy, and abstract type games that take 1 hour or less to play are a plus. Thanks in advance for your donations.

MANGA Donations Accepted

Manga (Japanese style comics) are in high demand at the Jackson Middle School library. Please consider donating your gently used Manga to our collection. We accept all titles with the ratings: All Ages, Teen, and Teen+.

Our library mission:

The Jackson Library is the hub of the school community. It is a safe, welcoming, warm environment for students, teachers and community members to collaborate, share, learn, and read through the access of relevant, current print and electronic resources. Exemplary reader’s advisory is the apex of our library’s ongoing mission to create life-long readers and learners.