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Hey B40 Students!

MsBoox and Marina want to hear about the books you are reading, AND give you "stamps" for your Reading Bingo Challenge!

You can contact either one of us.

email MsBoox at: jbrooks@sccs.net

email Marina at: marinafitch@sccs.net

You can still become a Reading Savage! We can't wait to hear from you :)

Due to the COVID-19 closure, the B40 Middle School library is not imposing a limit on book check-out. As of 3/13/20, students were able to check out as many books as they needed to see them through our school closure. Please keep track of your books, take care of your books, and bring them all back in good condition. The library loves you. --MsBoox and Marina

Need more books??? Check out these free e-books from publishers and libraries!

We love Junior Library Guild!

Check out their selections for:

  • Elementary Stream
  • Middle Grade Stream
  • High School Stream

Click on the link and scroll down to the red buttons, then choose your category. These are free to read with no registration required.

Use your library card to access all online resources!

If you don't have a card:

Students 13 and older can create their own online account.

Students under 13 need parent permission to create an online account.

You will get a temporary code that will be active for the next 30 days... hopefully longer.

Riveted - free ebooks

by Simon Teen

This publisher offers extended excerpts AND full reads of high interest titles.

You will need to register with your email address and set up an account in order to access.

2019-2020 Reading Bingo Challenge!

Congratulations to Reading Savages for getting bingo blackouts:

  • 8th grade: *Carmen Diaz Cashatt, Scarlet Herr, Daphne Johnson, *Maya Lawrence, *Johnna Manson, Nastassia Guevara, Laurel Finlayson, Amelia Cruse...
  • 7th grade: Andi Antonio Santiago, June Parvis, Mariah Davis...
  • 6th grade: Henry Donahue, Hadzy Cohen, Vitta Hardy, Willow Johnson, Finn Sanford, Nathan Smith,
  • Staff: *Marina Fitch, Ms. Boox, Ms. Thompson, Ms. Peale, Mr. Norman, Ms. Icaza,

Names *starred and in bold are DOUBLE SAVAGES

Everyone is always welcome in the library.

"The Branciforte Middle School Library is a safe space where all students are encouraged to learn, explore, reflect and create. We read to increase empathy, expand understanding, and develop as critical thinkers, consumers, and producers of content. Teachers and librarians collaborate to strengthen 21st Century skills across the curriculum and ensure that students are prepared for high school, college, and career. "

OPALS is our library database.

Click on this link to search our catalog of thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles.

ALA's Youth Media Award Winners, 2019

"Each year the American Library Association honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious, Coretta Scott King Book, Caldecott, Newbery, and Printz Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media."


"ALA Youth Media Awards", American Library Association, January 19, 2012.http://www.ala.org/news/mediapresscenter/presskits/youthmediaawards/alayouthmediaawards (Accessed August 15, 2018)