Mrs. Karina Quilantan-Garza, MLS



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karina Quilantan-Garza, MLS

Texas Certified K-12 School Librarian, Apple Teacher, Level 1 & Level 2 Google Certified Educator, Certified MIE, Certified Flipgrid Educator, Common Sense Educator, Buncee Ambassador, Book Creator Ambassador, Kahoot! Gold Certified, 2019 Texas Association of School Librarians Media Virtual Presence Award Winner.

I'm excited to work with the best students and staff at PSJA! The library is working overtime to bring you the best books, technology, and activities. 

Make sure to stop by the library for all your literary and research needs! In the meantime, check out the library's blog below. 


  • BRIGHT Summer Reader Logs!

    Posted by Karina Quilantan on 5/20/2019

    Don't forget to pick up a copy of the BRIGHT Summer Reader Log! Track the books you read over the summer and earn a chance to win the title of BRIGHT Summer Reader for the 2019-2020 school year! Logs are available for download using the link below. If you have any questions, stop by the library!

    Bright Summer Reader

    BRIGHT Summer Reader Secondary Log

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  • End of the Year News

    Posted by Karina Quilantan on 5/9/2019
    School is ALMOST out for summer! This year flew by so fast it's incredible to know that this year was filled with amazing library programming and it was all made possible by you! The school year is winding down and with that comes many end of the year activities. State testing, award ceremonies, field trips, but don't forget to take some time to read during your summer break! Before we let out however, I would like to take the time to reflect and highlight some of the amazing things our library did these past couple of months. Read on below to find out!

    End of Year Newsletter - May 2019

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  • May Announcements

    Posted by Karina Quilantan on 4/25/2019

    The end of the year is quickly approaching, but the library will be hosting a variety of events! Check out the fliers below!

    Cosplay Day May 3rd

    Book Fair April 29 to May 3rd

    Books Due May 6th

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  • 2019-2020 Battle of the Books List is Here!

    Posted by Karina Quilantan on 4/3/2019

    The 2019-2020 Battle of the Books List for Middle School has been announced! Check out the titles below and if you're interested in participating in next year's competition, see Mrs. Q. in the library for details. 


    Battle Books List

    Battle of the Books Summaries


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  • School Library Month Kickoff!

    Posted by Karina Quilantan on 3/25/2019

    April is right around the corner which means it’s almost time for National School Library Month! To kick off April, the library will be hosting a variety of activities after school. Participants will be entered for a chance to win daily prizes and will be announced during the morning announcements the week of April 1st-April 4th.

    school library month activities

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  • Benchmark Testing & Extended Library Hours

    Posted by Karina Quilantan on 3/24/2019

    Students, Benchmark Testing for the following grade levels will take place this week, March 25th & 26th. I will be assisting with makeup testing on Wednesday. Due to the library being closed during these days, the library will have extended after-school library hours until 4:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

    Benchmark Testing March

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  • JEMS Library News - 4th Six Weeks Newsletter

    Posted by Karina Quilantan on 2/14/2019

    Love (for books!) is in the air! Thank you to everyone that made the 4th Six Weeks at JEMS Library a wonderful success. This six weeks was filled with new books, technology, and fun activities. To get a better idea of what our library offered this six weeks, please read our newsletter featured below. I can't wait for what's in store next six weeks! GO BUCKS!


    4th Six Weeks Newsletter

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  • Battle of the Books - Escalante Ranks 4th!

    Posted by Karina Quilantan on 1/25/2019

    Congratulations to our 2019 Battle of the Books Team for ranking 4th at the Battle of the Books Competition! 

    Battle Team

    Battle of the Books Team 

    G. Porras

    V. De Los Santos

    J. Sanchez

    G. Flores (Captain)


    Great job, students!

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  • 3rd 6 Weeks Newsletter

    Posted by Karina Quilantan on 12/16/2018

    This semester has been filled with many projects, events, and laughs! As the holiday break approaches, I wanted to take the time to thank each and every one of you for supporting our library. Thank you, teachers, for encouraging our students to put reading at the top of their list. Because of your commitment to literacy, our library continues to evolve. Below is the library's 3rd 6 Weeks Newsletter highlighting the things that the library took part in and our 1st semester statistics. 

    In addition, thank you to Ms. Hernandez for the huge role she plays in keeping the library open and available at 6:45am! Our morning patrons truly appreciate your hard work, Ms. Hernandez. 


    JEMS Library News-3rd 6 Weeks Newsletter

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  • Winter Book Fair!

    Posted by Karina Quilantan on 11/12/2018

    The Winter Book Fair is almost here! The library will be hosting the annual Winter Book Fair December 3rd - December 7th. Start saving your pennies! 

    Winter Book Fair 2018

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