Saunders Middle School Library
A place to explore, create, discover, relax and read.
Important Information About the Library:
Librarians: Rian Crothers firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Velesz email@example.com
Library Media Assistant: Sandra Daly firstname.lastname@example.org
Our goal at Saunders Middle School Library is to provide a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere where students may study, read, and research.
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Rising sixth graders will have a library orientation through their language arts classes the first week or two of school. They will learn about the library's routines, rules and procedures. Students in good standing (no fines or overdue books) may check out two books for two weeks. Overdue books have a 10 cent fine (per book) per day. If the fine is $10.00 or more, students are not allowed to participate in after school activities including clubs and sports. Coaches and sponsors do check, so please make sure books are returned or renewed by the due date.
We have a few computers set aside in the library for individual students to use for academic purposes before, during, and after school. Students are required to have a signed tutoring pass if they are using the computers before or after school . The tutoring passes may be picked up in the library. Work may not be saved on the computers, so students will need to have a device on which to save the information.
We are here to provide academic support to the school community, so if you have a question (or a request) please come and see us. We strive to acquire the books you want to read. We also happily help students with research, whether it is an academic topic or a topic of personal interest.
September is National Hispanic Heritage Month
The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30 day period starting on September 15th. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September 18th respectively.
Top Ten Best Latino Literature for Middle School
Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora
Chato Goes Cruisin' by Gary Soto
Tales Our Abuelitas Told Us by Alma Flor Ada
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Dancing Miranda by Miranda Baila
Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
Trino's Choice by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
There's a Coqui in My Shoe by Marisa de Jesus Paolicelli
Helpful Websites for Parents
General Academic Support:
User name is the name of the school and the password is ' saunders '.