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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


Shop at our online Holiday Scholastic Book Fair starting December 5th!
Book Fair will be available in the library from Monday, December 10th to Friday, December 14th.
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.
      Thank you to all the students, faculty and staff, parents, and campus community who participated in the STEAAcademy's first Scholastic Book Fair.  Because of all of your contributions, the book fair was a huge success.  Both teachers and students will soon have access to more books and resources.
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.
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 December 1st at 11:27 AM.
Mrs. Jennifer Espinoza
Monday - Friday
7:45 AM - 3:10 PM
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