Library

Welcome to the Golden Valley Joyce R. Cozzo Library!

Search for books, access your library account & your student barcode here:
Alexandria Search
Library Status 
- Click here for your barcode and information.
Renew Your Book Online

User name:  Your 6-digit lunch number with no zeroes in front.
Password:  Your last name, exactly as it appears in Aeries.
Remember, you don't have to log in to search a book.

Click for online demo

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Accelerated Reader:

Do a search online to see if there is an AR quiz for your book here: AR Book Finder
Parents, check your student's progress in AR online! Click here: AR Home Connect
Helpful hint: The reading level tells how hard the words are to read; the points tell how long the book is.

NEW! Would you like to know how to find the readability of a book or written passage?
You can even check your own writing!
Click here for an online tool that will instantly tell you the readability level.

Teachers: Log on here for access to AR/Star Reader

Online book trailers - find out what others say about popular books to read!  


FREE!

San Bernardino County Library eLibrary card:
Get and use an online eLibrary card for San Bernardino County Library! This is a great resource for all kinds of study help, research databases, and other information available with a SBCL eLibrary card.

Get a FREE SBCL eLibrary card:
Click here to register for a FREE SBCL eLibrary card
This system wants passwords that are all numbers, and the pins are usually created from your phone number used when you sign up.  You may choose to use your phone number for your password.

IMPORTANT:  
When you sign up, you will get a library card number.  SAVE/copy your library card number to a Google Doc in your Drive or to your phone/tablet address book.  You will need your library card number to log into many public library resources, which are FREE and WONDERFUL!  (Whew, you need that card number!)

If you're on phone or tablet, click here to download a free app to access public library books on your phone or tablet, or scan the QR code.  The app will ask you for your eLibrary card number and pin.

Libby Overdrive



If you're on your computer, log on to use your SBCL eLibrary card: Click here to USE your SBCL eLibrary card.  IMPORTANT:  Use your library e-card Card Number [not user name] and password you set when you signed up to access.  When you log on, try Overdrive for Kids or Overdrive for Teens to get started.

Click HERE for the home page  the SB County Public Library, including contests and TONS of research/homework help.


Research and project links:

Citation Machine: Use this online form to create correct citations for your research papers! Link goes to MLA format.

Easy Essay: FREE registration for a great online tool that will help organize your thoughts and help you create an essay.

Flow Charts/Mind Maps at GitMind:  Tons of really cool flow charts, graphic organizers and designs  you can customize to express and organize your ideas.  Log in for free with your district email by clicking Login with Google.  Click on any design to customize and change to your liking.

Mind Maps Flow Charts

Google Scholar

Plagiarism Checker: Plagiarism is a big deal and a big problem. Go to this website to enter your text for FREE and find out if some or all of it can be found elsewhere on the web.

Tom March Thesis Builder: Use this online form to quickly create an outline for drafting a research paper. It will help you see clearly whether you have a strong position for your paper yet or not.

Thesis Builder




Great search engines:
Kids.gov - Find links to government resources for kids and other kids' sites.
PBS.org - Use the search box on the index page to search current events and important events in history.
Sweet Search - Every website on Sweet Search has been evaluated by research experts.

 

Homework help and online websites for better grades:
Discovery Student Resources - online homework help, games, and step-by-step web math.
Free Math Help - Free math help for students K-12 and beyond, with lessons, games and more.
Hippocampus Free Homework Help - Free education resources for middle school, high school, and college.
Typing Club 

Other great websites:
Mix It Up/Tolerance.org - Learn ways to respond to bullying, prejudice and hate at your school.
Strategy Games for Kids - Games to teach strategic thinking and have FUN!


Career exploration and online quizzes:
Your Free Career Test Online - This free online student-friendly career test takes about 3 minutes and gives you a good idea of some possible careers based on your personal interests.


Games for kids:
Chess.com – Learn and practice chess online.
Cool Fun and Games Web Sites for Students – Extensive list of online game websites.
Game On: Increasing Learning Through Online Games -  These games will help middle school students explore writing and word meanings as well as encourage critical thinking in reading.
Online Typing Test WPM – Find out how fast and how well you type.

Library skills games:
Shelve It - Online game to practice using your Dewey Decimal skills.


Library Rules

  1. Bring your student ID barcode or class schedule for library service. Your student ID barcode on the back of your agenda is highly preferred and will cause you to get the most prompt service.

  2. Enter the LIBRARY quietly and orderly.

  3. Follow directions!

  4. Look for your book quietly in the shelves. If you take a book out please put it back in the same place so other students can find it.

  5. Choose your new book(s) - you may check out 2 at a time. Check out is for up to two weeks. You may bring you books back early.

  6. Overdue fines are calculated in the computer at 10¢ per day. We take money for library overdue fines, but ask that you help someone on campus and bring back a signed note to clear your account. You may still check out a library book even if you owe an overdue fine, but you have to turn in any overdue book(s) first.

  7. If you lose a book and pay to replace it, but the book is later found, you will receive a refund. Lost library books are $20.00 each, priced because they are not only hard cover but also library-bound. Lost textbooks are $70.00 each.

  8. Library charges stay on your record for as long as you are enrolled at any district school. Charges for library or textbooks will hold up distribution of student records, diplomas and will keep students from participating in special school events. This can also prevent you from enrolling in college. Make sure to keep your record current!

Computer Use
Use of computers is a privilege, NOT a right! Please follow the Acceptable Use rules and school rules while using them. You are expected to access and view school appropriate material only. Games are allowed with permission only, and only after school. Students working on academics get first priority for library computers over students who want to use library computers for personal interest or fun.

Hours of Operation
Regular schedule: 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Modified days: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Minimum days:  7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Open before school, during passing periods, lunch and after school unless otherwise specified.


Did You Know?
¨ Our original library was destroyed by a fire in 1998.
¨ Our new library was rededicated on June 7, 2001.
¨ It is named for the first principal who ever worked at Golden Valley, Joyce R. Cozzo.
¨ We have books in both English and Spanish.
¨ Our books are for information and for fun.
¨ We have computers available for student and staff use.
¨ WE LOVE TO READ!

3800 North Waterman Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92404 | Phone: (909) 881-8168 | Fax: (909) 881-5196

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