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Questions about the library or checking out books? E-mail the Library Media Tech at:

       jennifer.rivette@oside.us

Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-2:30pm  available by phone (760) 901-8808

Note: the library catalog is available 24/7. Holds are filled during the hours listed above.

Destiny Catalog

research databases on the ousd website

Links to other Libraries

All OUSD students can check out eBooks from the Oceanside Public Library. There are two links below with instructions for how to use the OPL ebook sources. Your library card number is your student ID. Since the public libraries are currently closed, the Oceanside Public Library is also offering delivery service to most Oceanside residents. 

Library

Happy New Year! Welcome back for the second semester of a most unique school year. The library is available and the books miss you! Wondering how you can check out library books from the school library? You have three options:

  • Sign up to come visit the library! Appointments are available from 1:00pm - 2:20pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays beginning February 1st. Click here to sign up now ! 
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  • Don't want to come into the library? You can search online to find a book, place it on hold, and come pick it up from the office or have it delivered. (Detailed instructions for how to do this are on this page under "Destiny Catalog.")
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  • The King Library now has eBooks!. Available titles can be checked out through the Destiny Discover Catalog.

Spring scholastic Book Fair is coming!

Thank you to all who supported the library by purchasing from the fall Follett Book Fair in September! Look at all the great new books the library now has! The library will be hosting a SCHOLASTIC ONLINE BOOK FAIR from March 1st-14th. You can buy books and all your favorite pens, erasers, and other trinkets and have them shipped directly to your home. Check back for more details soon!

Books on a table

King Learning Commons

The Library Learning Commons includes an extensive collection of fiction as well as a limited collection of non-fiction books. Student I.D. number is required to check out books. Students may check out up to three library books for three weeks at a time. Students can access the library catalog on their RapidIdentity Portal by clicking on “Destiny.” They can search the library catalog and even check their own record for materials checked out or fines for lost materials. There are NO overdue fees charged, but students are expected to return materials on time.

For classes in which textbooks are required, students will check out textbooks to have at home during the school year for homework.

Any lost or damaged materials must be paid for before the student leaves the school at the end of the year. In the event lost materials are found within one year of paying for them, a refund will be issued.

Use of chromebooks in the library is covered under the technology agreement signed during pre-registration. Parents and students are reminded that the internet can be an unsafe place. Cyber-bullying will be treated as a zero tolerance offense. 

Mural on exterior wall of Library Learning Commons

Book TALk

CHRISTOPHER PAUL CURTIS

Christopher Paul Curtis was born in 1953 in Flint, Michigan. After graduating from high school, Mr. Curtis got a full-time job working in a car manufacturing plant and took night classes at Flint’s University of Michigan. He spent his breaks and free-time writing and drawing. Mr. Curtis also joined a theatrical/music group after high school. The group performed the works of Langston Hughes, a prominent black poet, novelist and playwright. They performed in Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Canada, and the United States.

Mr. Curtis published his first novel in 1995 but did not finish college until 2000 when he was 47 years old. Among his noteworthy achievements are becoming the first African American to be elected to his middle school student council in 1967, and becoming the first African American to win the Newbery Medal in 1996. To read more about Christopher Paul Curtis and see interviews with him, check out his website.

The King Library has the following books written by Mr. Curtis: “The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963,” “Bud, Not Buddy,” “Elijah of Buxton,” “The Madman of Piney Woods,” and “Bucking the Sarge.”

Want to see what other authors have been highlighted in this column? Check out the full list by clicking the Book Talk link below!

what's on the calendar?

January 25 is National Bubble Wrap Day!

Bubble wrap was an accidental invention. The creators, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes, were trying to create textured wallpaper in 1957 to appeal to the Beat Generation. Mr. Fielding's son Howard credits himself with being the very first kid to pop the bubbles!

fun online activities

Bound To Stay Bound has some awesome online resources that are fun! Check out their website for links to author websites, publisher websites, other educational sites, and fun activities like games, puzzles, virtual field trips, and even a couple of online escape rooms!