Welcome to the Beard Library!

My mission in the Bob Beard Elementary Library is to promote the skills necessary to promote lifelong learning, to foster the development for a love of reading, as well as to support the curriculum of Northside ISD.  I am striving to accomplish these goals by direct student instruction in age appropriate library skills and research strategies that relate to subjects being studied in the classrooms.  I also sponsor the Texas Bluebonnet Award and Accelerated Reader reading incentive programs.

The Bob Beard Library is open daily at 7:15.  We are open after school on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons until 3:15.  Students in kindergarten and first grade may check out one book at a time for two weeks. Second graders through fifth graders may check out two books for two weeks.  Parents may check out 5 books for two weeks.
Students may come in before school to check out books or take Accelerated Reader tests.  They may obtain a library pass from the teacher on duty in their hallway or be accompanied by an adult. 

Accelerated Reader access to look up books: www.arbookfind.com
To access your student's account:
Username is their student ID number (123456)and the password is their first and last initial, followed by their student ID# again (xx123456)

  • Rhonda Miller
  • Click here to email 

Scholastic Book Fair
We are having our Fall Book Fair in the library from Sept 24-27th. Sales will begin Monday, Sept 24th at 7:15. The fair opens daily at 7:15 and closes at 3:30.  Family Night will be Tuesday, Sept 25th from 5-7 pm.  It will be packed up on Thursday at 9 am.  You may order from the following link and have the books delivered to school: 


We look forward to seeing you there!

Bob Beard Library Catalog and Sora

You can log onto Sora (which was called Overdrive) and read e-books anytime!
Just use your s# to log in.  You can download the free app to any device and read at your leisure.

You may visit our library catalog and access Sora:

Or the direct link for Sora is:


Here is a link for a How-to video to help you get started:


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