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Librarian - Lisa Garza 

Library Aide - Mayra Soto
Hours of operation:
7:00 am-7:35 am   Monday - Friday  

Hello, My name is Lisa Garza. I am the Librarian at Valley View 5th Grade Campus.
The Library is open from Monday thru Friday 7:00 AM to 7:35 AM and during your lunch period. 
You are welcome to come by throughout the day to check out books and test. 

About us: Our purpose is to help students develop their ability to find and use information effectively.
This is accomplished through direct instruction in information literacy, support of research projects, and leissure reading.    
When we raise kids to read, we give them a powerful gift.      
Online Educational Resources:  
Britannica Encyclopedia:   Username: tigers5 password: tigers5

Kids Websites:


Future Millionaires:
Deadline for words to be counted is April 8, 2016 - End of 5th 6 Weeks
AR Points
Top 30 students with the most points at the end of every six weeks will attend a party at the Library. 
Please click on the link below to view a video on a Literary STAAR Review

Our Library provides a setting that encourages enthusiasm and success in learning. We provide access to resources that stimulate intellectual growth and development of critical thinking skills.

Accelerated Reader

The Accelerated Reader program is a reading program whereby students read specially marked books and then go to a computer to take a test on their comprehension of the story. Points for books are determined by its length and reading level.
Click on link below to find out if book is AR testable.  
AR Home Connect
AR Home Connect provides parents access to track their child's progress within the Accelerated Reader Program.

Helpful Hints to becoming a better student:

• Begin studying early for all tests.

• Reread the chapters in Social Studies & Science as they are assigned in

preparation for upcoming tests.

• Study your multiplication/division facts… ”know them like your name”.

• Take Accelerated Reader Tests… it builds your reading comprehension,

“reading to learn” strategy & self-confidence.

• Study for Math & Science every week… this will

enhance your vocabulary knowledge in these content areas.

• Be prepared each day for class.

• Use your time wisely before, during, & after class.

• Ask lots, lots, & lots of questions.

• Stretch your brain by doing these activities:


Reading Websites for Kids teaches children to read with phonics. Systematic phonics approach, in conjunction with phonemic awareness practice, is perfect for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, special education, homeschool, and English language development (ELD, ELL, ESL). Starfall is an educational alternative to other entertainment choices for children.
Looking for fun activities and games you can do with your kids throughout the day to help them learn to read and write? You'll find them here, along with recommended books and tips to get your kids wild about books and reading.
Funbrain for its free educational games, online books, and comics. Funbrain, created for kids age preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading, and literacy. Plus, kids can read a variety of popular books and comics on the site, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Amelia Writes Again, and Brewster Rocket.
National Geographic Explorer For Kids is a online version of the award wining magazine.
JumpStart World of Learning is a revolutionary educational software solution that transforms math, reading and critical thinking lessons into adventures! In each of the 4 grade-based programs, students are invited to embark on a journey through JumpStart World – a personalized 3D environment that evolves as a student progresses. Along the way, students master dozens of skills based on state and national educational standards. Designed by educators and built with cutting edge interactive technology, JumpStart World of Learning is a powerful supplemental learning program that every early elementary classroom needs.
Discovery Education offers free student resources that bring learning to life both inside and outside the classroom. We invite you to take a look at our interactive games, videos, contests, virtual labs and activities designed to help you dive deeper into a topic —and have fun too!
Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.
Storynory has published a new audio story every week since November 2005.
Free, research-based K-6 reading comprehension lesson plans and non-fiction reading passages & question sets.
"A library is more than a brick and mortar building filled with delicious books. It is also a community of people who live to invest in our youth, who read for knowledge and fun, and who are ready to include anyone who walks through the door."