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School Library

Garcia School Librarian
Mr. Kenneth House


Our school library is a wonderful place to come and enjoy a good book!


Before School - Morning Hours
Monday through Friday  7:20am-7:55am

  • Parents must sign in at the gate in order to come to the library.
  • There are only 10 parent passes available at a time to minimize the noise level in the library.  
  • A library pass must be worn and returned when the bell rings and parents sign out.
  • Kinder through 1st grade students are the only ones that may take Accelerated Reader quizzes/tests during morning library hours. 
  • Kinder and 1st graders need assistance from a parent to ensure they can log in and select the correct book.  

After School Hours
Monday through Friday 2:00pm-2:45pm  

  • Students must come accompanied with a parent after school in order to check out books or read.  
  • Only students in Kinder and 1st grade may take Accelerated Reader quizzes/tests.  
  • All other grade levels (2nd -5th) may come to check out new books and read, but may not take quizzes.
  • There are only 10 library passes available at a time to minimize the noise level in the library.

Accelerated Reader Quizzes for 2nd through 5th grade:

  • Students in 2nd through 5th grade are given sufficient time during the school day and week to take their AR quizzes/tests.  
  • It is important to our teachers and administration that all parents and students follow this rule.  Students in 2nd through 5th grade may check out books before and after school, but must take quizzes during the school day.

Please remember that the library is a quiet place
meant for reading and selecting great books!

Wonder by R.J. Palacios

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About This Book  

Interest Level

Grades 5 - 7

Reading Level

Grade level Equivalent: 4.8

Lexile® Measure:790L


August Pullman is not an ordinary ten-year-old kid. Sure, he's a huge Star Wars fan, he loves his dog, and he's got a pretty good sense of humor. But August was born with a craniofacial abnormality — a genetic defect that caused his facial features to be severely deformed. His life has never been "normal."

Despite his differences, August and his parents decide to transition him from home school to private school now that he's entering fifth grade. It's the start of middle school, they reason, so everyone will be new. But August has to deal with so much more than just being new. Will he make friends? Will he decide to stay at the school? And can the people around him learn to see past his appearance?

This brilliant, sensitive story — narrated not only by August, but also by his older sister, his classmates, and other kids in his life — takes an insightful look at how one person's differences can affect the lives of so many others.

The Adventures of Beekle
The Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat


Interest LevelGrades K - 3

Reading Level

Grade level Equivalent: 2.3

Lexile® Measure:AD480L


About This Book

This magical story begins on an island far away where an imaginary friend is born. He patiently waits his turn to be chosen by a real child, but when he is overlooked time and again, he sets off on an incredible journey to the bustling city, where he finally meets his perfect match and, at long last, is given his special name: Beekle.

About the Authors or Illustrators

Dan Santat's biography

Dan Santat

Dan Santat, author and illustrator of The Guild of Geniuses, was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in California. Santat attended the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated with a B.S in Biology. He went on to receive an illustration degree from the Art Center College for Design, where he graduated with honors.





Friends of the Garcia Library

See how you can donate to 
Garcia Elementary School 
and help maintain and build a
strong library for our students!


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For more information on how you can
donate and join
Friends of the Garcia Library please contact
Ramona Rodriguez, School Principal
(909) 421-7620


Toddler Story Time

This is an opportunity for our most youngest Grizzlies to develop the love for reading and books!  Come and join us!