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The BES Library Program

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We are Reading at Bes!!!

  • Number of Books Checked Out Last Year: 18,000 books

  • Average Weekly Checkout: 450 books

  • Number of Copies of Books: 14,282

  • Number of Patrons: 541

  • Why School Libraries Matter

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Read Aloud

Why It Matters


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Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books List

Our school library and the county library have the current list of books to read.

About Me

Mrs. Cali has had the honor of sharing her love of learning and reading with the children of Western North Carolina for over 26 years. In 2006 and 2016, she was honored to receive the Media Coordinator of the Year for Transylvania County. Other honors include the Transylvania County Rotary Teacher of the Year award and the Haywood County Creative Teacher of the Year award. Mrs. Cali is the author of The Nature of Study Skills (K-5) (Mar*Co Products), Creatures of Character: A Complete Character Education program (K-5) (Mar*Co Products) and Library Mania: Games and Activities For Your Library (K-5) (Upstart Books). She has authored and been the recipient of several grants to promote digital literacy and STEAM related activities including the NC School Library Read To Succeed Grant, Transylvania County Schools Education Foundation Grant, Haywood County Bright Ideas Grant, and the Lowe's Toolbox for Education Grant. When Mrs. Cali is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, gardening, hiking, and of course reading in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains.

Contact Information

Phone: 828-884-2001


Degrees & Certifications

MLIS School Library Media Licensure, University of North Carolina Greensboro

M.A. Ed. School Counseling, Western Carolina University

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