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Library Media Specialist:

Constance Russell


Volunteer Coordinator:

Jessica Shafer


Pouncer loves reading!

Pouncer loves reading!

Library Information

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4th & 5th Grade Book Club

Read and talk about great books!

Discover new authors!

The book club meets in the library during lunch 12:25-1:05!

Bring your lunch and a friend!

The 4th Wednesday of every month during lunch!


MAY Meeting 

Book swap for summer reading ideas!

Bring a book you are done reading a pick a new book to read over the summer!

2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club

The book club meets in the library during lunch recess four times a year.

Have lunch in the cafeteria at your regular time then spend recess enjoying the book for that month.

Bring a friend!


Third grade meets from 12:25-12:45.

Second grade meets from 12:45-1:05.


November 2nd

February 8th

March 8th

May 10th


November book club theme is elections!


February book club is reading books about Jane Goodall.


March book club:

We LOVE our library volunteers!

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Thank you to the Moraga Education Foundation (MEF) and to the Los Perales PTA for their continued support and funding of the library!



LP Library News from Mrs. Russell


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We finish our celebration of National Poetry Month this week reading poetry treasures published within the last two years! We will be reading the brand new, Out of Wonder:Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander.  This book celebrates twenty poets from around the world and across centuries.  We will be focusing on the works of Emily Dickerson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, E.E. Cummings and Maya Angelou.  We will also be looking at  Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill, Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford and A Poem for Peter by Andrea Davis Pinkney.  In the lower grades we are reading The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen, Falling for Repunzel by Leah Wilcox, Fancy Nancy Poet Extraordinaire! by Jane O'Connor and Name That Dog:Puppy Poems from A to Z by Peggy Archer.

click below to access the LP library catalog

Destiny Library Catalog

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In addition to looking up book titles, please check out all the wonderful information that can be found under the Destiny Quest and WebPath Express tabs on the left hand side.

LP Read to Dogs

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4-5 pm

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MAY 16


Read to certified therapy dogs in the LP library after school!

Information About CYRM

The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program encourages recreational reading of popular literature among the young people of our state. Since its inception in 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the California Young Reader Medal.

CYRM is supported by the California Reading Association, the California Association of Teachers of English, California Library Association, and the California School Library Association.

Young people recommend the titles of their favorite books for nomination, or teachers and librarians note repeatedly read or requested titles, and these are submitted to the California Young Reader Medal Committee. Members of the committee read the suggested books, discuss their merits and appeal to children, and then decide upon a well-balanced list of nominees.

To be considered for nomination, a book must be an original work of fiction published within the last four years by a living author. Recommendations for nomination are due each year by April 1 for consideration as a nominee the following year. It is a two-year cycle from the time of nomination by students to the presentation of the California Young Reader medal to the winning authors and illustrators.

The Nominees

It was great celebrating Read Across America Week with the dogs from ARF!

The Bean Bags Have Arrived!


Random Acts of Kindness Books in the LP Library


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82 New Books in LP Library

Thanks again for all your book fair support.  

We received exciting new books this week bought with our book fair profits!


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Mindfulness Books in the LP Library

I Am Yoga by Susan Verde

The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation by Licia Morelli

The Listening Walk by David Kirk

Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress by Mr. Musumeci's 5th Grade Class

Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda by Lauren Alderfer

No One But You by Douglas Wood

The Other Way to Listen by Byrd Baylor

Peaceful Piggy Meditation by Kerry Lee MacLean

The Three Questions by Jon J Muth

What Does it Mean To Be Present? By Rana DiOrio

Zen Shorts by Jon J. Muth


Thanks for supporting the LP Read-A-thon

LP Read-A-thon March 3rd-17th

Bookmark Winners

Congratulations to all the participants - it was a very close competition!  The judges had a tough time choosing the winning entries, but in the end they went with the ones that moved them the most in terms of reading and overall creativity. This year's winners are: TK/Kindergarten: Blake; 1st Gr: Molly; 2nd Gr: Rachel; 3rd Gr: Kate; 4th Gr: Emma; 5th Gr: Maggie.  Each week after spring break a different winning bookmark will be handed out to all LP students during their library time.

What's Going On at the Moraga Library This Month

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Click on events below to see flyer and details


Kids Yoga - April 4th

Mrs. Russell Can't Wait to Read this book over the summer!

Mrs. Russell Can't Wait to Read this book over the summer!

Mrs. Russell's Top Ten



10. Booktalks, Storytime and Author Studies

9. Reading and Writing Poetry

8. Scavenger Hunts for Books Genres

7. D.E.A.R Read-a-thon!

6. Book Clubs

5. Dr. Seuss, Read Across America and Dogs!

4. Mock Caldecott and California Young Reader Medal Voting

3. Dot Day

2. Pirate Theme Book Fair

1. Dressing up in fun costumes and reading books!

Borrowing Times

Grade Number of Books Borrowing Period 
TK 1  in class
K 1  1 week
1 2  1 week
2 2  1 week
3 3  1 week
4 4  2 weeks
5 5  2 weeks


There are no fines for overdue books; however, students must return overdue items before new items may be checked out. Students who have overdue books are able to read books in the library, but are unable to take them home. If a book is lost or damaged it is the responsibility of the student to replace the book.


The mission of the Moraga School District School library program is to support students in becoming independent and effective users of all variety of information; to support teachers and the common core standards through collaboration; and to nurture a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Thank you for supporting the book fair! It was a great success!




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