Bell Middle School Library
Mrs. Karen Lacey-Jackson, Library Media Teacher
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California Young Reader Medal
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am to 3:00pm
Closed 11:15-11:45 for staff lunch
Read more about book procedures HERE.
You must have your current school ID in order to check out books.
Is your book lost or damaged? You are still responsible. Read about it HERE. If your book gets wet, bring it to the library immediately.
To the Student Links page CLICK HERE
There is a new pencil machine in the library. This one features holographic foil on wooden pencils. Price is just a quarter. Mechanical pencils are still fifty cents.
Library Services and Programs:
The Research Area provides classes with both desk and wireless laptops to collaboratively teach the research process. There is a self-serve research station where students can obtain handouts on how to cite multiple sources to meet state standards. (Also available online on the student page .)
California Young Reader Medal Program (CYRM). CYRM generally recommends three titles each year for each level. Students who wish to participate must read all three titles within their chosen group and then vote on their favorite book. Read more about it.
The collection contains approximately 25,000 titles or about 17 books per student. The state average is 15 and the national average is 22 books per student
Join the CYRM book club and read all three....then vote for your favorite.
Students are surrounded by good books that promote the appreciation of literature standards. A display of current California Young Reader Medal nominated books encourage students to read and vote in this important statewide reading program.
Zorgamazoo by Robert Paul Weston
Igraine The Brave by Cornelia Funke
Greetings from Planet Earth by Barbara Kerley
Teachers may sign up to bring classes, request novel sets, teacher materials, exchange textbooks, dictionaries and request one of the 21 boxes of genre boxes that rotate out to the classroom each month or work with the librarian on collaborative units.
Middle/Junior high school
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis
Cracker by Cynthia Kadohata
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Bulletin boards that promote literacy and seasonal emphasis on Black History Month, Woman’s History Month, Banned Books week, etc. are at the library entrance. Other boards feature Caldecott, Newbery and Coretta Scott King award winners in poster form. The display cases pique the interest of students with books and related objects.
Nominees for picture book for older readers are:
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
Unwind by Neal Schusterman
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins