• Our Helen Ball Virtual Library
     
     
     
     
    Erin Sanchez 
    Librarian
    emorel@sisd.net 
     
    Samantha Gomez
     Library Aide
     
     
    Library Hours: 7:15 a.m-3:30 p.m. 
    937-8212

    Library Check Out Policy: 

    Kinder students may check out 1 at a time for a two-week period.
    First - Fifth grade students may check out 2 books at a time for a two-week period.   
    Parents may check out five books at a time for a two week period.

     

    Fines and Fees
    No Fines are assessed for late books. 
    Damaged books: $1.00 - $5.00 for books that can be reshelved. (torn pages, slight water damage, lost dust jacket, lost barcode)
    Damaged books that cannot be shelved: Cost of the book (dog ate at the corners, water damage with mold, missing pages)
    Lost books: Cost of the book
    Parents and non-student patrons will be charged 5 cents a day for each late book daily.
     

                

    Bluebonnet Book Club:

    The Bluebonnet Book Club is for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. The club will read the twenty Texas Bluebonnet Books nominated for the year and then vote for their favorite book in January. Meetings are held on Thursdays during lunch.  Students will eat lunch in the library and are encouraged to bring a sack lunch from home, so that they are not wasting time in the lunch line.  Bluebonnet Club members are allowed to check out one Bluebonnet book and two regular library books at a time. Five members will be chosen to compete in our district's Battle of the Bluebonnets in February. 
     

     

    For a list and activities for the current Texas Bluebonnet Book List:
     
     
      Library Club
    This year, the library will have a library club for interested 4th and 5th graders.  Students will help shelve books, read books (that interest them) either on their own or with a friend(s) and create book trailers and book talks to help other kids become interested in reading.  The club will begin in August  
     
    2018-2019 Library Schedule 
    (students will visit the library for lessons every two weeks)
     
     
    Writing Club
     I want to bring back the LOVE for writing! This year, we will have a writing club beginning in late August.  Interested students will meet in the library after school once a week to write and learn to love writing!  The library will also be open during lunch time, where students are encouraged to meet with outher members and give each other feedback of their writing. 
     
     
     Makerspace
     The library's Makerspace is open before school and during lunch for students in second - fith grade. Makerspace is a space in the library where students can learn on their own, using STEAM themes (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math.)