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2017 Book Award Winners!

Follow this link ( for the 2017 winners of the John Newbery Medal, the Randolph Caldecott Medal, and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards!

The Horn Book Award Winners

Follow this link to learn about the most recent book awards:

The 10th Annual Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards Announced

Learn about the books chosen by children and teens.  Follow this link:

Best Multicultural Books of 2016

Follow this link (  to CSMCL's list of Best Multicultural Books of 2016!


Vista Library


Students and families are welcomed to visit the library before school starts from 7:45am to 8:05 Monday to Thursday.  The library is also opened from 2:15pm to 2:45pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  On Wednesday, the library is open from 1pm to 1:15pm. The library is closed on Friday.   Students with a parent are able to check out additional books.  Students are also able to take AR quizzes.  Come and check out what is new.

"CHECK-OUT" the Library News


Last week, Los Angeles County supervisors voted to end late fees for patrons under 21 years of age effective immediately.  Follow think link to read the details.


Steven's bookmark won the Claremont Public Library bookmark contest.

Here is Steven collecting his prize from Mrs. Hall and Mrs. Elliott, the Children Librarians at the Claremont Public Library.  His artwork was chosen as the winner among all the entries from Kindergarten to 2nd Grade.  Now his artwork will be judged at the district level. Good luck to you Steven. 


Digital Guidelines for Parents of Young Ones

Digital Guidelines for Parents of Young Ones

Family Stories "Wraps Up" by Creating a Quilt in the Library!

Family Stories

Book Character Pumpkins from Room 4

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Here's a library chuckle!

Here's a library chuckle!

New: Become a Reading Ninja

New: Become a Reading Ninja

Early Reader Essentials


Ready by 9 - How to Raise a Reader Guide (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.

Illustrator Rodolfo Montalvo Visited Vista on Friday Feb. 3

Why We Should Read Aloud to our Children

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.

Scenes From the Library

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 ...more

Libary Schedule 2017-2018


7:45 - 8:05 am - Open

8:10 - 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 - Ms. Holsheimer, Room 12

1:40 - 2:15 pm - Mr. Johnson, ...more

New Books Have Arrived!

We have once again been able to add a number of wonderful new books to our library. We also acquired several nonfiction books about animals and biographies written at a lower grade level.

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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.