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About the Library

The Roosevelt Library is open

Monday through Friday, 9am to 3:40pm

Open to all students at lunch time everyday!

*Please eat before coming to the library.

Your teacher-librarian:   

Ms. Cloues (

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The mission of the Roosevelt School Library is to inspire curiosity, build critical thinking skills, facilitate information literacy and research, support and advance curricular themes, and nurture life-long readers.

Lunch time in the library

A Note about Responsible Reading

In a library that serves students ranging in ages from eleven to fourteen, a wide variety of materials are needed. What is interesting and appropriate for some eleven-year-olds may not be interesting and/or appropriate for some fourteen-year-olds, and vice versa.

Libraries are all about choice. If you choose a book that makes you uncomfortable, please return it and find a book you can completely enjoy.


To Parents: ask your children what they are reading and talk to them about their choice.


 “It wouldn’t be a library if there weren’t books that annoyed people.”

-Nancy Pearl

banned books

Each year, libraries across the country highlight Banned Books Week in September--a celebration of our freedom to read. For some history on banned books, click here.

For even more information about banned and challenged books, visit the American Library Association's website.

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!


Gene Luen Yang: National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

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Gene Luen Yang, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, asks you to:


1. Read a book with someone on the cover who doesn’t look like you or live like you. Books are a great way to get to know people who are different from us. By reading other people’s stories, we can develop insight and compassion.

2. Read a book about a topic that you find intimidating. My pet project in this area is promoting books about science, technology, engineering, and math. Often, people think of stories and science as completely separate, but they’re not. Stories are a great way to learn science.

3. Read a book in a format that you’ve never tried before. If you only read books with words, give a graphic novel a try. If you only read graphic novels, try a prose novel, a novel in verse, or a hybrid (half graphic, half prose) novel.


Check out this website for more information about Gene Luen Yang and his books:

You Can Learn Anything


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What should I read next?

Type in the name of an author or book you've enjoyed to find suggestions for similar books. Then, check the catalog to see if we have it at school (if we don't, ask the librarian to put it on our next book order list!)

Ms. Cloues's book blog


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Teen page

Kids Page

Need a public library card?

Go to any SFPL branch, or use these links:

Online Applications

If you are 13 or older, check out the brand-new teen space at SFPL:

The Mix

looking for a book?

This LibGuide has some tips for finding something to read in the library!



Image from Burlington Public Library