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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 (ClouesR@sfusd.edu)

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Roosevelt Library

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.

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

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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.

Library Home

Click below to see a new blog, Roosevelt Reads; watch short clips of teachers and other staff at Roosevelt talking about great books available to check out from our school library:

Check your facts!

 

These websites can help you figure out if something you saw online or heard about is true or not.

 

Snopes.com

 

FactCheck.org

 

PolitiFact.com

 

TruthOrFiction.com

 

MythBusters.com


Source: www.ifla.org

library catalog

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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 on this website. Then, check the Roosevelt 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

SFPL

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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!

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Image from Burlington Public Library