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. "
Materials Return update! Drive through material return (library books, textbooks, uniforms) will take place in front of Branciforte Middle School on:
Friday, 5/29, 8:30am- 1pm. Last names beginning A-F
Monday, 6/1, 8:30am- 1pm. Last names beginning G-M
Tuesday, 6/2, 8:30am- 1pm. Last names beginning N-Z
Please wipe down your books, wear a mask, and show us those smizing eyes :)
Time for the Summer Bingo Challenge!
Whether you are new to B40 next year or a returning student, the B40 Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to warm up for our regular Bingo Challenge and prepare yourself to become a Reading Savage! You may choose two books from the Summer bingo to include in the 2020/2021 Reading Bingo list!
Thank you Bookshop Santa Cruz!
Support our B40 library by donating a Bookshop Santa Cruz gift card to your school librarian. Your librarian will use the gift card to buy new books for the library so that the books that are in the highest demand by students are available for check out. Help ensure your school library is bursting with books when schools reopen in the fall!
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: email@example.com
email Marina at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can still become a Reading Savage! We can't wait to hear from you :)
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:
- 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.
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, Naiya Goldspink, Sarah Mackie...
- 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, Ms. O'Neil, Ms. Harris...
- Names *starred and in bold are DOUBLE SAVAGES
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)