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Dr. Raul Garza Jr. STEAM Academy

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845 Eighth Street, San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: (956) 361-6900 Fax: (956) 361-6908


Scholastic Book Fair
Coming Soon!
Read Across America Tag
Library Mission:
The mission of the SBCISD Library Services is to collaborate in providing our students a quality education, to empower them to become critical thinkers, and to foster in them a lifetime joy of reading by supporting curriculum, providing a collection reflective of our community, and facilitating the access, evaluation, and implementation of print and digital resources.
Information About Book Check-In/Out:
All students are eligible to check out books -
  • Pre-K / Kinder
    • Students are able to check out one (1) book, but books will remain in the classroom.
  • 1st / 2nd Grades
    • Students are able to check out two (2) books and take them home, but they must remember to return them.
  • 3rd / 4th / 5th Grades
    • Students are able to check out three (3) books and take them home, but they must remember to return them.
Students may check-in/out books at any given time as long as the librarian is present.
Should parents wish for their child to check out more books, I will be more than happy to create a parent account for them in the library.  With the parent account, parents will be able to check out more books for their child, as well as take home those books.
Students and/or parents will have to pay for any damaged and/or lost library items.
Battle of the Books
Battle of the Books
          Congratulations to our Battle of the Books team!  These kids did an amazing job at the Battle of the Books competition that took place Wednesday, January 30th at VMA.  They came in for a three-way tie for 3rd place.  The three teams then went into a sudden death round to determine the 3rd place team and, in the end, tied for 4th place.  Super proud of these kids and what they accomplished.  GO ROCKETS! 
Current and Upcoming Events:       
     Accelerated Reader and the Millionaire Club programs are now available!  Programs will run Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
     * Schlitterbahn's Waves of Pages Reading Program will begin November 26th!  Encourage your child to read for 600-minutes starting November 26th to February 1st - that's 10 hours in 10 weeks.  Doing so will make your child eligible to receive a FREE admission ticket to Schlitterbahn Waterpark and Resort in South Padre Island, Texas.  Family members will also receive a special discount when their child meets all requirements.  More information will be sent home with students who have teachers who are participating in the program.  **UPDATE: Deadline to submit the Waves of Pages has been pushed to February 22nd!**
Library Quick Access Links:
Library Online Catalog
SBCISD Access:
Library Catalog
At Home Access:
Library Catalog
Accelerated Reader   
Accelerated Reader Access Accelerated Reader Book Finder
E-Books/Online Books 
Storyline Online
Non-fiction Online Resources 
Newsela Britannica School
DOGONews Highlights Kids
National Geographic Kids
Grades K-4
Grades 5-6TweenSmithsonian
Page updated on February 2nd at 10:57 AM.
Mrs. Jennifer Espinoza
Monday - Friday
7:45 AM - 3:10 PM
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