Library Learning Center

Welcome to Northwest's Library Media Center!


        2020-2021 Battle of the Books!   

             Click below for the full list of titles!

Battle of the Books                                Battle of the Books Game Plan


Check out the fun activities at the public library! 

1. Lit Loot. It's a very cool book subscription box for teens! We are making up Lit Loot boxes full of treats, surprises and a library book picked out for each Teen who fills out this form with their interests, likes and dislikes. Boxes are offered in September, December, March and June. Sign ups are a month before!


2. Calling All Teen CreationsThe City Library is seeking creations from local teens! We will feature submissions in a variety of public digital collections and on our City Library Teens Blog! We are hoping for original photos, drawings, music, poetry, short stories, book reviews, and any other creative content! (It's an excellent way for shy artist Teens to feel important and artistically valued). 


3. Brainfuse Help Now. The City Library has amped up their online homework help program through this database! It includes interactions with live tutors in math, science, reading, writing, social studies, PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP and state standardized tests. There is a 24-hour writing lab for essays and a "Homework Send Question" for expert guidance on tricky homework questions. It's the best, I just helped a patron access it through the phone today. 


4. For teens who want to read books authored by and about the lives of Black people, here is the library's Teen Black Lives Matter booklist (it also contains graphic novels & movies). 


5. There's also the fabulous SLCPL Teen Blog, with posts from Teen Librarians and teens who have a lot to say! There are weekly polls, (Ketchup vs Fry Sauce, etc), Alphabet Soup happenings, DIY tutorials, ACT Study Sessions, Book Reviews and posts about keeping entertained during quarantine.     


​​Click below for more teen  information!

SLC Public Library



Free Books Online for You with SORA!


School is closed, but you can check out books online to use on any device with SORA! 


SORA—The Student Reading app


Sora provides the quickest and easiest way to get started with digital titles from our school. Students can simply log in using school credentials and instantly access hundreds of eBooks and audiobooks on virtually any device.


What’s great in Sora:

  • Easy onboarding

  • One-tap borrowing and reading

  • Fun reading achievements and avatars

  • Unified experience across devices


Start checking out eBooks and audiobooks today!


Get started today at or download the free Sora app for Android or iOS.



  • Sora Help | The Sora Help page provides a menu of step-by-step instructions for all the features of Sora, as well as tips for solving problems.



Library Media Center Disclosure Statement

The Library Learning Centers in the Salt Lake City School District exist to provide informational resources for teachers and students, assist students in developing literacy and research skills , and offer recreational reading opportunities. Our goal is to have a current, engaging, relevant, and diverse collection, providing information on a wide variety of topics geared to the ages of our students. When selecting books, we consider the needs of the core curriculum and the interests of our students. We strive to keep current informational materials and recreational reading titles as our budgets allow.


Parents are encouraged to take an active interest in their child's reading materials. They should have discussions with their child about what is, and what is not, appropriate for their child. Our library serves a broad age and interest range. Parents and students should realize that not every book in the library will be appropriate for each child in the school. If a title does not work for a particular student, he or she is encouraged to return it and find a book that is a better fit. The Library Technology Teacher is happy to help your child find an appropriate book that meets his or her needs.



Library Media Center ResourcesReading Matters

Northwest's Library Catalog


Pioneer Online Library

Pioneer Online library has many great references and tools. Please contact Ms. Stewart for the login and password information for home access.  



Search our online collection of over 13,000 ebooks and audiobooks.  Find a great book to read or listen to!



Library Media Center Survey Links


Parents and Students Library Survey

Parent/Guardian Library Survey

Student Library Survey



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