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!
*Reading Recommendations 2018-19! * Click on the grade levels below for some book recommendations.
Elementary School Libraries
Middle School Libraries
High School Libraries
Central Media Library– ELD kits, DVDs
DigiTech – Instructional Technology – Curriculum, tools, support.
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 contact Becca Todd, District Library Coordinator.
Summer Cafe Chats 2018 – a casual book club over the summer. For info, click here.