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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.

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Welcome back for the 2020-2021 school year! We're off to a different start this year! Wondering how you can check out library books from the school library? It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

1. Open Destiny in your Rapid Identity Portal and select King Middle

2. Create a search and place books on hold.

3. Receive an email from Mrs. Rivette that your books are ready to be picked up in the school office.

If you'd like detailed instructions, click on the Destiny Catalog links on this page.

Looking for a way to read books online? Oceanside Public Library lets you check out ebooks with your library card. There are two links below with instructions for how to use the OPL ebook sources. Your library card number is now your student ID. Since the public libraries are currently closed, the Oceanside Public Library is also offering delivery service to most Oceanside residents. 

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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. numnber 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. 

Book TALk

Pam Muñoz Ryan

"People frequently ask me, What is your motivation to write? The answer is simple. I want the reader to turn the page."

Pam Muñoz Ryan was born on Christmas Day in 1951 in Bakersfield, California. She spent much of her childhood at the library because she didn't think she fit in with the kids at school. When it came time to decide what she wanted to do when she grew up, she chose to be a teacher. Pam graduated from San Diego State University and started teaching in Escondido. It wasn’t until she was working on her Master’s degree that she began to consider writing books. At the suggestion of a professor, she decided to try to give it a try. 

“I submitted manuscripts to many children's book publishers but with no luck. I wish I knew how many submissions I made, but I didn’t keep track. There were so many rejections that, at the time, it would have been painful to count.”

Despite all of these rejections, Pam never gave up, finally publishing her first book in 1994. She has won many awards for her writing.

The King library has the following titles by Pam Muñoz Ryan:

"Becoming Naomi León," "The Dreamer," "Echo," "Esperanza Rising" and "Riding Freedom."

To read more about Pam Muñoz Ryan, check out her website.

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! 

junior library guild presents:

Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen - A Weekly Webcast “Serial” with Author Rex Ogle

This Webcast aired March 24-June 2. You can still read Aiden's story at the link below!

Aiden Tyler is your typical middle school student. Rides the bus. Likes comic books. Tolerates his sister. But, his life is about to be turned upside down by the Coronavirus. Yes, you heard that correctly. Aiden Tyler, Quaran-teen is a new and original middle-grade serial written and read in real time by author Rex Ogle (Free Lunch).