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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


Poinsettia Library Catalog:

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

Carlsbad City Library

Award Winner Book Links

Library Events

California Young Reader Award 
Dr. Seuss's Birthday 
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

School Library

Library Tree
Library book requests

How to request a library book

Please log in to our Poinsettia Catalog (Destiny Discover) to put a hold on a library book!
1. Go to Destiny Discover
2. Click "Poinsettia Elementary"
3. Click "Log In" (upper right corner)
4. Enter your username: student ID (lunch number) and your password: student ID (lunch number)
5. Search for the book you want and click "Hold" button. Students may place 1 book on hold at a time.
6. Pick up your book from the table in front of the library

Directions on how to use the online library catalog

Email Mrs. Van Der Linden with any questions!

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 may read the 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.


2021-2022 Nominated Books

Primary Picture Book (K-3rd grade)

Drawn Togehter by Minh Lê

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

Dreamers by Yuyi Morales


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

Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Robinson

The Skydiving Beavers by Susan Wood

Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson and Frank Morrison


Intermediate Novel (4th-5th grade)

Wishtree by Katherine Applegate

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga


Primary Picture Book winner (K-3rd grade)

Poor Louie by Tony Fucile

Picture Books for Older Students winner (3rd-5th grade)
Sergeant Reckless by Patricia McCormick

Intermediate Novel winner (4th-5th grade)
Restart by Gordon Korman


Primary Picture Book winner (K-3rd grade)

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt

Picture Books for Older Students winner (3rd-5th grade)
Her Right Foot by David Eggers

Intermediate Novel winner (4th-5th grade)
The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley