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  You're invited! 

Join us this year for the Battle of the Books book club!

When:  2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month

Time:  during lunches

Where: Our library!

What:  Chat with friends, discuss books, and make a small craft.

Click on the Battle poster below to see the list of books.

2022-2022 Battle of the Books book poster

Free Books Online for You with SORA!

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.

Start checking out eBooks and audiobooks today!

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

  • Sora Instructions:   English

  • Spanish

  • 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.

Declaración de la Presentación del Centro de Medios de la Biblioteca

Los Centros de Aprendizaje en las Bibliotecas del Distrito Escolar de Salt Lake City exiten para proveer recursos de información a los maestros y estudiantes, ayudar a los estudiantes en desarrollar habilidades del alfabetismo e investigación además de ofrecer oportunidades recreativas en la lectura. Nuestra meta es tener una colección actualizada, cautivadora, relevante y diversa que provee información sobre una gran variedad de temas para nuestros estudiantes de toda edad. En seleccionar libros, consideramos las necesidades del currículo esencial y los intereses de nuestros estudiantes. Intentamos mantener materiales informativos actuales y títulos de lectura recreativa según permiten nuestros presupuestos.

Se animan a los padres tener interés en los materiales de lectura de sus hijos. Deberían tener discusiones con su hijo sobre lo que es y lo que no es apropiado. Nuestra biblioteca sirve un amplio rango de edad e interés. Los padres y estudiantes deberían tomar en cuenta que no cada libro de la biblioteca será apropiado para cada niño de le escuela. Si un libro no vale por un estudiante, él o ella está invitado regresarlo y buscar un libro que más le conviene. La Maestra de la Tecnología en la Biblioteca está encantada de ayudar a su hijo encontrar un libro apropiado que satisface sus necesidades.

Library Media Center Resources

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 e-books and audiobooks.  Find a great book to read or for listening!

Check out the fun activities at the public library! 

  1. 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). 

  2. 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). 

  3. 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!



Rebecca Stewart

Rebecca Stewart

School Librarian/Media Special
Northwest Middle School