Some Read-Alouds for Black History Month

    Last Stop on Market Street      All Because you Matter     The Cart that Carried Martin


    see Read-Alouds on the left



     California Young Reader Nominees

    It is time for the California Young Reader Nominees, and I will be sharing these books with students. 

    Primary TK -3 will hear the five nominated picture books, and 4-5 will hear Picture Books for Older Readers.

    The books are pictured to the right on this page.  You may also listen to them again in the tab on the left: Read-Alouds.

    We will be voting for our favorites and help in the selection of the award winners!

    For additional info, see the CYR website: californiayoungreadermedal.org



    Curbside Library Book pick-up continues

    Give it a try, especially if you have a class assignment and need a book.

    Directions: Go to the Joe Michell website: https://www.livermoreschools.org/Domain/109. 

    Go to Academics, then Library.

    There will be a link to show you how to get to the catalog, 

    sign in with a student login, and put books on hold. (grades 2nd-8th) 

    There is a form for younger students on the opening page of the website for book checkout.

    Our top Library patrons so far this year are: 

    Milo Brecher, Kate Bodily, Kent Cleary and Theo Marsh


    Books will be available for pickup on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30am – 1:30pm.  

    You will be notified when your book selections are ready for pickup.


    • The Library page contains informational videos and pictures of books that I have shared with teachers. Check it out. 
    • Attention MS students: There are some amazing books in our catalog. Take a minute and browse and put something on hold! 

    (see directions above)



    I am also placing Scholastic Book Club orders.

    Every time you order, you are also helping the Joe Michell Library earn books. Now, Scholastic will ship directly to your home!

    If you would like to order, here is the information.

    Ordering is easy. You can:

    • Order on-line. Go to scholastic.com/readingclub. Our class code is LPTTY. You will need to set up an account and pay directly to Scholastic.
    • I will be notified and your order will be shipped directly to Joe Michell. We will arrange delivery/pick-up.


    Kathy Hart     Library Media Specialist     khart@lvjusd.org                     



  • Please help your child remember the following rules:

    Books should be returned every week, so your child may check out another. 

     If the book is not returned, they will not be allowed to take another book home.

    Books should be kept away from younger children, pets, food and water.

    A book should be stored in your child's backpack when they are not reading it.  That way, it will be sure to be returned to school.

    Books must be treated with special care.  Please send a book back to the Library if it is accidentally damaged while it is checked out.