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Vista Library

tHE Vista Library is open on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 1:15pm FOR FAMILIES(sTUDENTS MUST COME WITH AN ADULT)

Library Catalogue

Students can continue to request library books by using our online catalogue.  Books will be held in the library till their next classroom visit.  I am available to answer questions online at cmarshall@cusd.claremont.edu.

HOW IT WORKS:

Go to our catalog at  HTTPS://vistalibrary.goAlexandria.com or the link above. 

At the website, your Username is your student ID number (the same 7digit number as on your lunch card or on Parent Connect) and your Password is your last name.

  1. Find the book you want using Search.
  • To search for books within your AR level, you click on the “Study Programs” tab just above the search line, and then click on “Accelerated Reader”.  Here you can put in your reading range and click “Apply”.  When you search, it will show all books in reading your range. 
  1. Click on the book.
  2. Click on the “Hold” icon. It is a hand on a book in the top right side of the screen.
  3. Click “Place Hold” to place the hold.
  4.  A confirmation will pop up letting you know your hold has been placed

To see what you have checked out you can also click on the icon that looks like a little person with a hula hoop next to the “Log In” button and use the same log in credentials as above.

This video will help you navigate the site.  Please note, students can only use the “Hold” function.  You cannot use the “Reservation” function.  https://www.youtube.com/embed/BLBpNd1NqHw?feature=youtu.be

Check out our new books on the column to the right titled New Books Have Arrived! Enjoy reading and remember to return your books to school by the due date, so that others may enjoy them. 



 

Ready by 9 - GUIDE TO STORYTIME (BILINGual!)

Click on this link for a colorful, bilingual guide to helping your child become a reader by the age of 9.  There are wonderful book suggestions.  This is an LA Times publication.

Why We Should All Be Reading Aloud

Here is a great argument (a TEDtalk by Rebecca Bellingham)  about the value of reading aloud to our children.  I am happy to report that the Vista Library as all of the books Ms. Bellingham makes reference to during her talk. 

Tex X Talks: Why we should all be reading

Why Read Aloud?
Why Read Aloud?

Vista Library Policies and Offerings

Vista Library has books for all ages and reading levels including, but not limited to: picture books, easy books, nonfiction, fiction, and fiction series novels.

Our library is in Room 20 in the back of our school (facing the playground structure) and well worth the trip!

Kindergartners may check out one book at a time for one week.

All other grades may check out two books for up to two weeks. 

Books can be returned or renewed at any time, but if a student has even ONE overdue book, no new materials may be checked out.

I am Ms. Marshall, the librarian, and I welcome inquiries from parents and guardians at cmarshall@cusd.claremont.edu. I change the decor in the library for different events and seasons.

Library Schedule 2021-2022:

Monday

8:15 - noon - Closed/RTI

12:00 - 12:30 pm - Ms. Tucker, Room 2

12:30- 1:05 pm - Mr. O'Reilly, Room 10

1:05 - 1:40 pm - Mrs. Holsheimer, Room 12

1:40 - 2:15 pm - Mrs. Garcia, Room 9

Tuesday

8:15 - noon - Closed/RTI

12:00 - 12:30 pm - Mrs. Marin-Hines Room 3

12:30- 1:05 pm - Mrs. McDaniel, Room 11

1:05 - 1:40 pm - Mrs. Gutierrez, Room 16

1:40 - 2:15 pm - Ms. Flowers, Room 17

Wednesday

8:15 - noon - Closed/RTI

12:00 -12:30 pm - Ms. Tran, Room 1

12:30- 1:00 pm - Ms. Ruiz, Room 5

1:00pm -1:30pm - Open to Families (Students must be with an adult)

Thursday

8:15 - noon - Closed/RTI

12:00 - 12:30 pm -

12:30- 1:05 pm - Mr. Wallace, Room 3

1:05 - 1:40 pm - Mr. Johnson, Room 13

1:40 - 2:15 pm - Mrs. Marroquin, Room 14

Friday CLOSED

New Books Have Arrived!

Accelerated Reader

The purpose of Accelerated Reader is to encourage reading on a regular basis, which increases skills and promotes a love of reading. As part of their language arts program, upper-grade students will have personal reading goals for each trimester. The three components of these goals are Average % Correct, Points Earned, and Average Book Level. We hope everyone will work toward their personal reading goals and experience the enjoyment that a good book can bring!

 

The following are two options to help you identify a book's Reading Level when at a bookstore or public library:

  • Click here for a link to "AR BookFinder," a free website where you can enter the ISBN of a book to identify its Reading Level.

  • Click here for a link to "BookScanner," a more convenient, albeit paid iOS App where you can use your phone's camera to scan a book's ISBN and identify its Reading Level.