• Library Director

    Nora A. Galvan , Library Director, MLS

    2017-18 TLA District 4 Chair

    2016 TLA Lifetime Achievement Award

    2015 Dr. Bonnie Thorne Outstanding Service Award

    2015 South Texas Literacy Coalition Librarian of the Year (School Division)
    956-354-2041 ext. 1195



Library Services

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About PSJA Library Services


    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.
    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.
    • 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




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

    2020-2021 Battle of the Books/Bluebonnets:


    High School
    1.  The 57 Bus:  A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their
          Lives by Dashka Slater
    2.  With the Fire High by Elizabeth Acevedo
    3.  Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
    4.  Scythe (1) (Arc of the Scythe) by Neil Shusterman
    5.  The Silence Between Us by Alison Gervais
    Middle School
    1.  Let's Out Loud by Angela Cervantes
    2.  Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds
    3.  Small Spaces by Katherine Arden
    4.  Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
    5.  Secret Soldiers:  A No el by Keely Hutton
    Elementary School
    1.  Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn
    2.  The Rhino in Right Field by Stacy DeKeyser
    3.  Sweep:  The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Johnathan Auxier
    4.  Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz
    5.  Nightbooks by J. A. White
    2020 National Library Week TikTok 

    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