Welcome to Berkeley Public School Libraries! Our school libraries are bustling centers of learning, cultivating an appreciation for literature and fostering development of research skills and information literacy. Thanks to the support of the Berkeley community and the Berkeley Schools Excellence Project (BSEP), there is funding for library staffing and resources in every BUSD public school. Check us out!
Elementary School Libraries
*Summer Reading Recommendations 2017! * Click on the grade levels below for book recommendations, and on your school library for more books and online resources!
Middle School Libraries
High School Libraries
The Central Media Library of videos, dvds and ELD kits serves all of our schools.
New – Middle and High School research support via NoodleTools: For access, create your account by logging in at NoodleTools BUSD Trial, and use the username= trial12238 ; password= vutu9nice.
Common Sense Media has a wealth of information for parents and educators about being safe and ethical in our media and technology filled world. “Learning how to use technology and media wisely is an essential skill…” and the tips and tools provided through Common Sense Media are very helpful.
Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students
Model School Library Standards – The California Department of Education adopted Model School Library Standards! The entire publication is available for download from the CDE website.
The California Campaign for Strong School Libraries encourages all of us to bring the resources and higher student achievement that coincide with strong school libraries to all California school districts. More information is available here.
Friends of BUSD Libraries
Friends of BUSD Libraries is a support committee comprised of parents, community members and library staff. New members are always welcome! For more information, check out our website at sites.google.com/site/friendsofbusdlibraries/ or contact Becca Todd, District Library Coordinator.
DigiTech Proposal – Here are the documents related to the DigiTech PD Plan for 2016-17.
… & and & and & … Berkeley Schools Mock Newbery – a summer 2016 reading group for adult readers of children’s literature worthy of consideration for the next Newbery award! Way cool.
And online math and tech games!* & * Math and Tech Games *