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. "
Reserve up to 10 books
"Hold" 5 books at a time
Borrow 3-5 books at a time
3 weeks/ 15 days
You must be in good standing to borrow books with no overdues.
Please return all books from last year.
How to LOG-IN and RESERVE a book in OPALS
- Go the the OPALS database (see link above)
- Click "Login" on top right corner
- Type your student # into the login (no password needed)
- Choose a book! Click "Request" under the pic of the cover
- If it is unavailable, click "Request" to be put on the Wait List
- Check the status of your request in the "My File" tab under Account Info
How to find a book in OPALS
- Use the pull down menu to Search by Title, Author, Subject, etc.
- Type in your keyword search
- Search by "Genre Collection"
- Last option in OPALS HOME tab
How to find a book in SORA
Click the Google Apps "Waffle" (top right corner of Gmail, Classroom, etc.)
Scroll to the bottom (?) to find SORA and the cute little rocket man
You are already logged in through your Google account
Find and click a book you'd like to read
You can borrow, read an excerpt, or add it to a list
You can add our Public Library system!
Northern California Digital Library
This will be streamlined soon so you won't need a library card...
But for now, you do need your library card
B40 Reading Bingo Challenge is ON!
Challenge yourself to read across genres, topics, and interests to get a BLACKOUT and become an OFFICIAL READING SAVAGE!
How do I do it?
Make a copy of the bingo doc.
When you read a book, tell a teacher or librarian about it
Send a vid or email, discuss in zoom, etc..
Share your bingo sheet with them in Docs so they can MAKE A COMMENT on the square. That's your stamp!
Questions? Ask Ms.Boox or your Core teacher for more information.
Ava Bibighaus, Serena Manildi...
Need more books??? Check out these free e-books from publishers and libraries!
Use your library card to access all online resources!
If you don't have a card:
Here is a VIDEO with instructions for a temporary account during the closure!
¡Aquí hay un VIDEO con instrucciones en español para una cuenta temporal durante el cierre!
You will get a temporary code that will be active for the next 30 days... hopefully longer.
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.
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)