About the Library

About the Library

Use Your Library

Studies have proven that academic scores at schools go up where a strong library media program is present. The staff at Sierra Vista Jr. High recognizes this through its efforts to teach information literacy skills and to provide a variety of literacy programs. Students are taught to effectively access, evaluate and use information. It is hoped that they will become lifelong learners!

Each day there is a 15 minute period of silent sustained reading called R.E.L.A.X. (Read, Enjoy, Learn And Explore). Students are encouraged to come to the library to check out books for this reading period. We have over 16,000 items to choose from! See the teacher librarian for suggested titles.
Library Orientation
Click below for a presentation about your library's services and policies.

School Supplies sold at the SV Library

$ .10 /page - black & white photocopies or computer print outs
$ .25 /page - color computer print outs
$ .25 each - pencils or pens (black,blue,red)
$ .50 each - glue sticks
$. 50 each - half a poster board
$1.00 each - 22" x 28" poster board
$1.00 each -  pocket folder; index cards; or highlighters
$1.00 each service - laminate 8.5"x11"; or comb bind project
$2.00 each - notebook dividers; ear buds; colored pencils; or spiral notebook
$3.00 each - ream of notebook lined paper; or safety scissors
$4.00 each - 2" three ring binder; or composition notebook

Library Contests

8th Grade 28th Annual Poster Contest, Fall 2022

All 8th grade students participate in the annual 8th Grade Poster Contest during the fall semester.  This contest is co-sponsored by the SV Library and the SV English Department.  Students submit their work to their English teachers for a grade, and those that do an outstanding job have a chance to win prizes from the SV Library.
The finalists' posters will be displayed in the SV Library for a year, and for a limited time, at the Canyon Country Public Library. The top winners receive gift cards to Barnes & Noble.  Honorable Mentions receive a goodie bag of prizes provided by our ASB
A brief summary of the rules and an official entry form is posted below.

Congratulations to the top 10 Winners of the 27th Annual 8th Grade Poster Contest. 


These top winners will have their posters on display at the Canyon Country Public Library from November 20th to December 15th.


The Grand Prize winner is Katelyn Stark for her depiction of the book, “Between Shades of Gray”.  The 1st Runner-up is Claire Murphy for “The Book Thief.”  The 2nd Runner-up is Surya Bhandari for the book “City of Ashes.”  The 3rd Runner-up and Student Choice Winner is Mikaella Chavez for the book “Seance Tea Party.”  The five Honorable Mention winners are Amelia Sivaborvorn, Kanna Maglaque, Alexis Alvarez, Rojhina Yazdani, and Sophie Alvarez.  And congratulations to all of the top 40 Finalists.  You all did an outstanding job!

The other top 40 finalists were Sophia Acevedo, Audrey Andrade, Aubrey McClure, Vince Banas, Kayleigh Behar, Dahlia Bermudez, Sydney Bledsoe, Lorelai Cabrera, Nicolle Castillo, Logan Dino, Matt Duarte, Aaliyah Edwards, Emily Escobar, Mikayla Fricke, Jadyn Gast, Kate Gonzalez, Ylira Gregorio, Tyler Hauge, Campbell Laraway, Natasha Matthews, Katelyn McGregor, Michelle Mendez, Rachelle Mendoza, Anthony Moreno Hernandez, Angel Osorio, Addie Patatuchi, MeKaylah Romero, Vianney Segovia, Violet Shafer, Shiloh Tsuang, and Sofia Vega

7th Grade 24th Annual Bookmark Contest, Spring 2022

All 7th grade students participate in the annual Bookmark Contest during the spring semester.  The top 25 finalists' designs are on display at the library.  The top five winning bookmark designs are printed and distributed to our students.  These winners and the Honorable Mentions receive gift certificates to Barnes and Noble.  Click below for a print copy of the rules or the bookmark template for the assignment.

2022 Winners Announced!


The SV Library and English Department would like to congratulate the winners of our 24th Annual 7th Grade Bookmark Contest.  The five honorable mentions are Aniyah Lewis, Ofelia Carmona, Shanna Kim, Mileena Gayatin, and Noelle Vilte. The top five winners’ designs will be printed into bookmarks that we will give to our students at the library during the next school year.  These students are Viviana O'Neil in 5th place for the book, The Hunger Games, Sarah Ha in 4th place for the book, Race to the Sun, Kaeden Palos in 3rd place for the book, Let the Sky Fall, Carla Alas in 2nd place for the book, Thunderhead, and in First Place, Leeanne Kim for her design of the book, Hatchet.  All of these top 10 winners received a gift card to Barnes and Noble or to our Scholastic Book Fair.


Here is a list of the other top 25 finalists.  Madison Goro, Mary Antimo, Jasmine Carrillo, Jazleen Sanchez, Sophie Moran, Daniella Ruiz, Kaden Mock, Savannah Rodriguez, Mia Alcalde, Leslie Cruz, Faith Liko, Shaughnessy Ryder, Geraldine Baltazar, Emily Barkhurst, and James Luce.


Way to SUCCEED, finalists!