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    Nora A. Galvan , Library Director, MLS

    2017-18 TLA District 4 Chair

    2016 Texas Associationof School Library Administrators President

    2016 TLA Lifetime Achievement Award

    2015 Dr. Bonnie Thorne Outstanding Service Award

    2015 South Texas Literacy Coalition Librarian of the Year (School Division)

    nora.galvan@psjaisd.us
    956-354-2041 ext. 1195

     

     





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  • LIBRARY INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE PROGRAM

     
    VISION
     
    The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Library Instructional Resource Program is an essential component to student success. Our program seeks to promote 21st Century learning by fostering an atmosphere that encourages inquiry, excellence and diversity.
     
    MISSION
     
    The Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD Library Instructional Resource Program promotes and encourages independent reading, engages students in developing 21st Century thinking skills, ensures that all students are effective and ethical users of information sources and promotes equitable access to all forms of information media.
     
    GOALS
     
    • Teach students to think critically and independently to construct new understandings and insights from varied information sources.
    • Lead and embrace the integration of technology to enhance learning.
    • Connect communities of learners in virtual and physical spaces.
    • Collaborate with teachers to design rigorous learning experiences.
    • Maximize access to quality print and digital resources.
    • Promote the development of life long readers.
    • Nurture curiousity to develop in students a passion for learning

     

     

    Elementary Summer Reads

     https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S1MvHy9FTFJDBMXewFdnijHmALlF3tjpLLcfelv0J9A/edit#gid=2010372641

     

     

    NEW BATTLE OF THE BOOKS READING LISTS FOR 2020-21

     PSJA Students 4-12 are invited to read the following reading lists for the

    2020-2021 Battle of the Books/Bluebonnets:

     

    High School
     
     
     
    1.  Furia by Yamile Saied Mendez  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVl5Pz7dzjY
    2.  Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yr9DzdjPqmQ
    3.  Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvnGzQt62u0
    4.  Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everthing by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcqlANFnyvA&t=38s
     
     
    Middle School
     
     
    1.  Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFdDgqo3xlk
    2.  Dead Voices by Katherine Arden  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dead+voices+full+movie
    3. Ground Zero by Alan Gratz  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe3SD8XLD3I
    4. How to Disappear Completely by Ali Standish  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IMA7pailfw
     
     
     
    Elementary School
     
      
    1.  Efren Divided by Ernesto Cisneros  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejx4O4mdHag
    2.  Incredibly Dead Pets of Rex Dexter by Aaron Reynolds  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR9OEG687ds
    3.  Ways to make Sunshine by Renee Watson  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-7Q_ekU0ac
    4.  Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24X21T3crpc
     
     
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    Elementary Choice Board
     
     
     Summer Time
    Nora A. Galvan PSJA ISD Destiny Access "What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education." Harold Howe, Former U.S. Commissioner of Education If you would not be forgotten......either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.--Ben Franklin. "The closest thing you will find to an orderly universe is a good library," Ashleigh Brilliant
     
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