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Best Multicultural Books of 2015

Click here for a link to CSMCL's list of Best Multicultural Books of 2015!

(Open link, then select "Best Books 2015" under "CSMCL Best Books")

Vista Library

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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 of our school but well worth the trip!


Students are welcome in the library at around 7:45 am before school, and after school until 3:00 pm, or 1:30 pm on Wednesdays. The library is closed on Fridays.


Kindergarteners may check out one book at a time for one week.

First, Second, Third, and Fourth graders may check out two books for up to two weeks. 

Fifth and Sixth graders may check out four books for up to two weeks.


Books can be returned or renewed at any time, but if a student has even ONE overdue book, no new materials may be checked out.


I am Ms. Marshall, the librarian, and I welcome parents to the library. I change the decor in the library for different events and seasons. Come in and see what has changed since your last visit!

Libary Schedule


7:45 - 8:05 am - Open

8:15 - 12:00pm - Closed RTI

12:00 - 12:30 pm - Ms. Tucker, Room 2

12:45 - 1:05 pm - Mr. O'Reilly Room 10

1:05 - 1:40 pm - Ms. Slaughter Room 12

1:40 - 2:15 pm - Mr. Johnson Room 13

2:15 - 2:45 pm - Open



7:45 - 8:05 am - Open

8:15 - 12:00 pm Closed RTI

12:00 - 12:30 pm - Ms. McDaniels Room 4

12:30 - 1:05 pm - Ms. Marin-Hines Room 6

1:05 - 1:40 pm - Mr. Forlenza Room 17

2:15-2.45pm - Open



7:45 - 8:05 am - Open

8:15 - 12:00 pm - Closed RTI

12:00 - 12:30 pm - Ms. Tran Room 1

12:30 - 1:00 pm - Ms. Ruitz Room 5

1:00 - 1:15 pm - Open



7:45 - 8:05 am - Open

8:15 - 12:00 pm - Closed RTI

12:00 - 12:30 pm - Mr. Emilio Room 3

12:30 - 1:05 pm - Ms. Holbrook Room 11

1:05 - 1:40 pm - Ms. Garcia Room 9

1:40 - 2:15 pm - Ms. Parker Room 14

2:15 - 2:45pm - Open




New Books Have Arrived!

Thanks to the huge support our PFA got during the March Scholastic Book Fair, we have been able to add a number of wonderful new books to our library. Just in time for our upcoming science fair, there are three new books about running different experiments. We also acquired several nonfiction books about animals and important biographies from the Who Was series.


Additionally, we received the following award-winners:


The Newbery Medal

  • The Crossover (also won the Coretta Scott King Award)
  • El Deafo
  • Brown Girl Dreaming (also won the Coretta Scott King Award and the Robert F. Sibert Medal)



The Caldecott Medal

  • The Noisy Paint Box:  The Colors and Sounds of Kandisky's Abstract Art
  • Sam & Dave Dig a Hole



The Robert F. Sibert Medal

  • Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker (also won the Coretta Scott King award)
  • Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation (also won the Pura Belpré Award)



The Schneider Family Book Award

  • A Boy and a Jaguar



Odyssey Award

  • A Snicker of Magic



Students love graphic novels and we were able to add the Raina Telgemeier trio of Smile, Sister and Drama.


There are many more that our students have been enjoying!

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.