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School Library Hours

Monday 7:45-2:30   

Tuesday 7:45-2:30   

Wednesday 7:45-2:30   

Thursday 7:45-2:30

Friday 7:45-2:30

Help Wanted

Library volunteers needed! Please contact Mrs. Bodensteiner if available.


Card Stock in White

Colored Copy Paper

Popsicle sticks

Pipe cleaners

Any craft supplies


Fabric, felt, ribbon

School Library

Library Tree


Treat books gently
Never fold corners of a page
Never write or draw in books
Never fold books in half
Tell me about any tears or other damage


  • Students come to the library once a week with their class.  They may come at any time with a pass.
  • K students hear a story and check out 1 book in their teacher's name and the book stays at school
  • 1st-2nd grade students check out 1 book a week.  The teacher decides whether they may take the book home.  Lost or damaged books must be paid for before the end of the school year.  Students may not check out a new book if the book is not returned or paid for.
  • 3rd-5th grade students may check out 2 books a week.  They may also check out additional books required for class assignments.
  • Parents may create an account and check out books as well.


Students in 4th and 5th grade may volunteer as Junior Librarians. To apply, return the application to the library by Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. 2019-2020 Junior Librarian Application

book tasting


Students sample books at the Grand Opening of the Poinsettia Library Cafe. Fourth/Fifth grade students "tasted" this year's CYRM nominated novels. Third grade students sampled titles from this year's Battle of the Books.


real lego wall    lego wall
Our Maker Space and STEM studio is so popular! 

Contributions of craft materials are welcome.

Items needed:
fabric scraps, popsicle sticks, pompoms, beads, markers
and any leftover craft supplies you no longer use


Poinsettia Library Catalog:

Students may log
into personal accounts, 
lunch number as
user name and password

World Book Online
Password is Carlsbad
User Name is library

Kids Programs City Library

Reading Counts Books

California Young Reader Medal

Each year, students read the nominated books and vote for their favorite book in three different categories. 

We read the 5 nominated Primary Picture Books (K-3)
and the 3 nominated Picture Books for Older Readers (3rd-5th grade)
together during library time.

Students in 4th-5th grade read all 3 nominated Intermediate Novels on their own.
Students who read all 3 books and complete one of the related activities for each book
(i.e. Reading Counts quiz, book review, art inspired by the novel)
are invited to the Voting Party held in March each year.


Primary Picture Books (K-3rd grade)

The Bad Seed by Jory John

Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings

The Highest Mountain of Books in the World by Rocio Bonilla

Let Me Finish! by Minh Le

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt

Picture Books for Older Students (3rd-5th grade)

Malala's Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai

Lillian's Right to Vote by Jonah Winter

Her Right Foot by David Eggers


Intermediate Novel (4th-5th grade)

The Detective's Assistant by Kate Hannigan

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley


Award Winner Book Links

Library Events

California Young Reader Award 
Dr. Seuss's Birthday with older classes reading to younger classes
Poem in your Pocket Day
Author's Visit
Collaborative Inquiry Projects
Lessons and literature related to class curriculum
Junior Librarians from 4th and 5th grade
Battle of the Books competition