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 28th Annual 8th Grade Poster Contest. 


These top winners will have their posters on display at the Canyon Country Public Library from November 28th to December 15th.


Congratulations to the winners of the 28th Annual 8th Grade Poster Contest!  The Awards Ceremony was held in the SV library this past Tuesday.  Here are our top winners:  the five honorable mentions were Carla Alas, Lauren Healey, Kasandra Tiznado Medrano, Mia Joy, and Shanna Kim.  Shanna also won the Student Choice Award for her poster of "Hatchet."  Allison Reyes won 3rd Runner-up for "Bad Girls Don't Die", Russell Allard won 2nd Runner-up for "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", Kaeden Palos won 1st Runner-up for "Let the Wind Rise", and the Grand Prize winner is Melody Conner for her poster of the book, "Edgar and Ellen: Frost Bites"!     Way to Succeed, Plainsmen!

The other top finalists were Scarlett Curtis, Madelyn Cardenas, Sophie Moran, Chloe Tyboroski, Bella Flores, David Batalla Hernandez, Adriana Vela, Carlie Rafkind, Hayden Davis, Tiffany Stevens, Jose Sandoval, Leslie Cruz, Uriel Prieto, Mia Obeso, Emily Barkhurst, Soraya Castro, Leyanna Prado, Hayden Kuehner, Anai Lopez, Juliette Lazo, and Jordan Lopez.

7th Grade 25th Annual Bookmark Contest, Spring 2023

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 also receive gift certificates to Barnes and Noble, and the Honorable Mentions receive gift certificates to our Scholastic Book Fair. Below are links to printable copies of the rules and the bookmark template for the assignment.

2023 Winners Announced!


Congratulations to the winners of the 25th Annual 7th Grade Bookmark Contest for the school year 2022-2023.  Honorable Mentions went to Erica Faye Victorio, Angel Matias, Faith Nasrallah, Bella Campos, and Anne Alfonso.  Avery James won 5th place for the depiction of the book Cinder, Celina King won 4th place for Howl's Moving Castle, Isaac Hernandez won 3rd place for To Kill a Mockingbird, Allison Lauricella won 2nd place for A Series of Unfortunate Events, and our 1st place winner is Yoselin Vergara for the depiction of the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  Well done students!!!


Here is a list of the other top 25 finalists.  Nathalie Campos, Trinity Parker, Katelyn Laufer, AnnMarie Amick, Russell Hughes, Kimberly Gonzalez, Carlos Benitez, Isabelle Andrew, Ashley Davis, Makayla Sivaborvorn, Vanessa Alarcon Pizano,
Giselle Ramirez, Lily Schardein, Sabrina Pacada, and Evelyn Ortiz.

Way to SUCCEED, finalists!