Library/Textbook Returns

School is now out. I hope everyone has a wonderful summer! If you have any outstanding library books, textbooks, or fines, please take care of them now! We need textbooks back promptly so that we can accurately plan for the number needed next year.

Here are the times when you can return books and settle fines:

  • Friday, June 24: You can return books to the library from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM or to the school office from  7:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
  • June 27-30: Returns and fines will be handled in the main office.
  • Week of July 4: Return items to the library, which will be staffed by library volunteers, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 AM to 12 Noon.
  • Rest of July: Return items to the library,, which will be staffed by library volunteers,  Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 AM – 12 Noon.

Thank you for supporting our program by returning books promptly!

Free Summer Audiobooks from SYNC

SyncWith summer approaching, do plan to spend time reading. And, listening to audiobooks is one great way to read! Here’s an opportunity to download 16 free audiobooks over the summer. Just visit the SYNC website to get two free books each week, starting June 23. The titles will all be available for just one week, so be sure to visit the site regularly to avoid missing any. Each weekly selection will include a current YA (Young Adult) book and a classic on a similar theme. For alerts when new titles are available, text syncya to 25827.

Here are the titles:

June 23 – June 29

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

June 30 – July 6
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
The Trial by Franz Kafka

July 7 – July 13
Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
A Passage to India by E. M. Forster

July 14 – July 20
The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Beowulf by Francis B. Gummere [Trans.]

July 21 – July 27
Chanda’s Secrets by Allan Stratton
Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

July 28 – August 3
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
Rescue: Stories of Survival From Land and Sea by Dorcas S. Miller [Ed.]

August 4 – August 10
Immortal by Gillian Shields
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

August 11 – August 17
Storm Runners by Roland Smith
The Cay by Theodore Taylor

Enjoy listening!

Manhattan Beach Library Summer Reading Program

summer reading

Summer is a great time to read! Do sign up for the Manhattan Beach Public Library Summer Reading Program. The online program has already begun, and the live program begins June 27. Both of them continue until August 20, and there are two live events on July 22 and August 19. For more information, contact Melissa Messner at (310)545-8595 or visit the library at 1320 Highland Avenue.

Visit CSLA’s Library Gift Store

Please join me in supporting the California School Library Association (CSLA) California Campaign for Strong School Libraries by visiting the Cafe Press Library Store and checking out the terrific selection of gift items with library and reading themes. All the illustrations were donated by book illustrators to support this campaign to raise awareness about how important school libraries are to student achievement and building life-long learning skills. This illustration displays just a few of the graphics you will find there, available on T-shirts, mugs, stationery, coasters, and more.LIBRARY-STORE-URLAnd, especially, for grads, check out the store’s gifts with this cool logo designed by CSLA Vice-President of Communications, Jackie Siminitus:


You can also learn more about the California Campaign for Strong School at this site.