We have over 9500 items in the SJMS library including fiction, non-fiction, biographies, and reference materials.
Students may check out two books at a time for a period of two weeks. Books may be renewed if needed. Students with overdue books may not check out additional items until overdue books have been returned or payment has been made for lost books.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 7:45 AM – 2:30 PM
Wednesdays – 7:45 AM – 1:15 PM
Credit Recovery Hours (begins after Labor Day each school year):
Daily at lunch
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday After School – 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Summer Library Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday – 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
June 23, 2015 – July 30, 2015
SJMS Library Gift Book Program!
Please consider donating to our Library Gift Book Program! With your $25 tax deduction to SJMS, we will purchase brand new books for the library (the average book price of library-bound books is $27.50 plus shipping and handling fees). In the spring, each student whose family donated a new book in his or her honor will be given the opportunity to check out that book first and have a nameplate put in the book with his or her name and special message.
To donate, download the Gift Book form in either English or Spanish below and submit it to the SJMS library. Thank you for your consideration!
If you would like to keep track of the books your child has read and which AR quizzes he or she has taken, follow these steps to access Renaissance Learning at home. (Please note that only two teachers use AR at SJMS – Ms. Fried and Ms. Pozzi).
Newbery Medal Winners – awarded annually to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. www.ala.org
Young Adult Library Services Association – National association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens. www.ala.org
March Madness Tournament of Books!
Students and staff voted during the month of March for their favorite books in each bracket!
The 2016 Sweet Sixteen books were:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Fault in our Stars
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – 2016 winner!
The Lightning Thief
Warriors: Into the Wild
Spirit Animals: Wild Born
And the #1 book voted by SJMS students and staff for 2016 was…Harry Potter! Close to 700 votes were cast during the tournament. The final championship round was between Harry Potter and the Hunger Games. Harry Potter received 58% of the vote, and the Hunger Games received 42% of the vote. A close race to the finish!
Book Reviews by SJMS Students!
Students may submit book reviews for any book they have read from our SJMS library. Students will earn raffle tickets for fun prizes awarded each month. In December and May, the Marin County Free Library will partner with the SJMS Library to host a pizza party at lunch for the top reviewers!