2019 Book Fair


Please come and shop the book fair again this year!  Every book purchased supports our school library.  Thank you!

Dates:  Oct. 15 – 31 and Nov. 4 during parent/teacher conferences

Location:  In the Skyview Library

Online Shopping Also Available:  All orders will ship to your home. Free shipping on book-only orders over $25. Visit  https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=soldotnamiddleschool

Can’t find the book you want at the Skyview Library?

Digital Books!

Digital Books!

Did you know that KPBSD has a digital library?!!  With over 2,000 books to choose from, you will have a hard time finding time to read everything you want.  Here are some of the benefits of the digital library:

  1. No late fees.  No lost books. No damaged books.  Books are automatically returned after the lending period expires.
  2. Over 2,000 books to choose from!
  3. You can read in your pajamas.
  4. Change the font to suit you.  This includes a dyslexic font!!
  5. It’s free!!

How to Get Started:Discover-Sora-card-front-171x300

  1. Install the Sora app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, or go to soraapp.com
  2. In Sora, find your school and sign in using your KPBSD username and password.  (Teachers/staff enter a “9” instead of “e”)
  3. Browse and borrow books!

To browse from your computer, just click on the link “Sora, by Overdrive” on the right side of this screen.  Login as instructed above.

Book Fair Success!

Thank you to all who visited and purchased items at the book fair.  We made a total of $2033!!  Monies generated were used to purchase books for the library, and for book donations to the Angel Tree.  Stop by the library and see the section dedicated to the Scholastic books that were purchased.  Books are still being processed and added to the library’s collection weekly.


Last Call for the Book Fair


Book Fair Ends Nov. 1!

The book fair is in its final week!!  Students have been enjoying visiting the library and shopping.  Currently we have reached 25% of our goal of $2880 in sales!  Thanks to those who have made purchases.  Funds raised will be used to buy more books for the library, and to donate books to the angel tree during the holidays.  If you would like to shop the online book fair for convenience, additional titles and teacher’s wish lists, the link is available through October 31.  Just click below:


Thank you for supporting the Skyview Library!

Wrapping up 2017

DivergentActivity in the library this year has been steady.  Early morning visitors this week have been entering their guesses for Skyview’s Top Checked Out Books of 2017.  Staff members donated gift jars that have been given away as prizes for students entering the contest.

2017 “Best Sellers”

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
  3. The Fault in our Stars by John Green
  4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  5. Smile by Raina Telgemeier
  6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  7. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  8. Matched by Allyson Condie
  9. Guinness World Records 2017
  10. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Skyview students’ requirement of daily reading logs keeps our library books moving off the shelves.  Students may read books of any reading level but are required to test on one that is in their Lexile range.  Lexile scores are given to books based on their readability.  Skyview’s Homework Help page contains a link to Scholastic’s quiz search engine.

October in your library

Welcome to another year at SMS!  One of my new resolutions includes frequent posting on our library blog.  To begin with, I’ve just finished reading Jessica Watson’s book True Spirit.  Her exciting adventure begins and ends in Australia.  Sixteen-year-old Jessica traveled solo around the world in her S&S 34 foot sailboat.  Her story fueled my own new found interest in sailing!  After spending three days on the water, I’m already rereading her book and finding I understand the lingo so much better.  Be sure to add a biography to your reading list this year.  Inspiration abounds on our library shelves.true-spirit anne-sailing

2016 Battle of the Books

Skyview’s Battle of the Books team is meeting this week.  We’ll kick off the season with book trailers and a little competition between grades.  To practice titles and authors, visit my Quizlet page and spend some time racing the clock.  Ready to select your next novel?  Trailers are a great way to catch a quick glimpse of your next adventure.

Ready for another great adventure?

ruins of gorlanThis fall I read Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a new adventure.  The story takes place in medieval times of castles and knights with a few fantastical creatures thrown in for excitement.  The book has reader appeal for both boys and girls.  A story of friendship, hardship and overcoming obstacles, Ruins of Gorlan is Lord of the Rings for middle schoolers.


Looking for something new?

February conferences brought another Scholastic Book Fair as well as Overdrive eBook training.  As more students become comfortable with the convenience of digital literature many are logging in and checking out eBooks from our KPBSD collection.  For information on how to download an Overdrive app and locate our library collection, stop by the library for a quick “how to” with Ms. McCabe.

Looking for a good recommendation for what to read next?  Our front display case features our most checked out books.  Swing by to discover what SMS students are reading these days.

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