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Welcome to the BSD Library System

The mission of BSD school libraries is to support the educational program by providing access to a variety of informational and supplemental resources that can help raise the academic achievement of all students. We strive to be forward facing with up-to-date materials and equipment, and electronic resources that promote literacy, support academic standards and prepare students to become lifelong learners.

Tips for Choosing a “Just Right” Book

Parents have been asking for suggestions on how to help their child choose books that are appropriate to both their reading and maturity level.  This is a challenge for students who are reading either above or below grade level.  Fortunately, BSD has resources available to help!


Our library circulation system, Destiny, has an advanced search feature that allows searches by reading level and interest level simultaneously.  Select your school, at the top of the screen is Advanced Search

You may then use the Limit your search feature with multiple items by clicking the +box.  For instance:

 

This will give you a list of books at your child’s school library that will fit their particular reading needs.

 

The California State Library has provided another great resource to all school districts.  Teaching Books is a wonderful resource to create custom reading lists.  Once again, use the Advanced Search feature to limit grade level and Lexile level.  Additionally you can choose by genre, culture, and even language. 

 

Lexile is a reading measure that takes into account both a student’s ability to decode and comprehend text.  A chart comparing Grade levels to Lexile levels is available at Lexile.com.

 

If you have any questions about these resources, please feel free to contact your District Librarian, Laura Rose, at lrose@burlingameschools.org

Library Open Days by School

BIS (Laura Rose & Lena Chang)

M, W, Th   8:00AM to 4:00PM

Tuesday    8:00AM to 2:15PM

Friday        8:00AM to 3:15PM

Franklin (Helen Christian)

M, T, W, F  8:30AM to 3:00PM

Hoover (Brandy Fleming & AnnieLaurie Shepard)

Thursday   8:30AM to 3:00PM

Lincoln (Brandy Fleming)

M, T, W, F  8:30AM to 3:00PM

McKinley (AnnieLaurie Shepard)

T, W, TH, F 8:30AM to 3:00PM

Roosevelt (Sue Bottarini & Helen Christian)

M, W, T      8:30AM to 3:00PM

Washington (Sue Bottarini)

T, Th, F      8:30AM to 3:00PM