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Sylvia Lavery  (Library Media Technician)          

Phone:   760-331-6188                       Email:  slavery@carlsbadusd.net

AOMS Library

Library Hours for Students:  7:30 a.m. -- 3:00 p.m. (except some Thursdays, minimum day, library may close at 1:00 pm due to meetings). 

Students:  Unless there is a scheduled class in the library, the library is open during all brunches and lunches.  Students sign in to use the library during their lunch break, and need to have a purpose to be here during lunch, e.g., reading, do homework, use computer, printer, checkout materials, etc.  Please watch for closed signs on the door as there may be a class in the library during your break.

Mrs. Sylvia Lavery

Library Media Technician

Tel. 760-331-6188

Access Destiny (Library Catalog) from Home

Browse our Destiny library catalog from home. Search our library resources by clicking  

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or https://carlsbadusd.follettdestiny.com      


Click on your school to see our library homepage and then click on the Catalog tab to search for books and other items.

If students want to check when their books are due, login to your own Destiny account by clicking on the Login button from your school homepage.  Enter your 5 digit permanent ID number as your username and password.  You should see your name at the top right.  Click on the "My Info" tab.  Now, you will see all library books and textbooks checked out to you with their due dates, and any fines and holds too.  Once logged in, you may also use Destiny's "One Search" feature to search other databases and our catalog and create your own "Resource Lists".  If you login into Destiny using a school computer, remember to log out when you finish.  If you have questions or need help, please ask Mrs. Lavery in the library. 


You may also use Destiny Discover to find all library resources, including e-books and some databases.  Click on Destiny E-book Training for more information on how to access and checkout an e-book. Go to Follett BryteWave K-12 edition Installation Options for instructions on how to add the free app to your device for offline access and reading of e-books.


Here are other resources to help you with Destiny Discover:


Finding Resources with Destiny Discover.pdf

Getting Started with eBooks in Destiny Discover.pdf

Using the Bookbag in Destiny Discover.pdf

Online Reference Databases at AOMS

As a reminder, AOMS currently subscribes to two online reference databases.   Students may use these for any project or homework requiring research.  Both are available from school or home.  Go to Gale SRIC Access Info or World Book Online Access Info for login info.  Save the attachments for access info.  Bookmark the links below as favorites on your computers. These databases are:

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  • Gale: Student Resources In Context (SRIC)  SRIC is a database of reference books (ebooks), magazines, peer edited journals, newspapers, maps, multimedia, etc.  especially suitable for middle school students with educator approved and reliable websites. 




California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) Program

AOM Library is offering the California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program or Challenge to all students.  We are promoting the program via the English Language Arts classes.  Important:  If you go to the above link to search for the titles, make sure you search for the 2016-17 nominees.  The 2017-18 nominees are posted in February for the next school year.  

Students:  If you wish to participate, you need to read the three (3) books in one of the categories suitable for your grade level.  As you finish reading each of the three books in your chosen category or categories, you need to complete a quiz.  See Mrs. Lavery in the library to take each quiz.   All quizzes must be completed by Friday, March 24, 2017.  

All students who successfully complete the reading and quizzes will be rewarded by a dessert party during lunch on Wednesday, March 29, when they will vote on their favorite book in their category.  AOM's voting results are then sent to the state level committee.  The statewide awards are announced in May.  This is a great program where only students vote on the winning books. 

There are a limited number of copies in the library.  If you participate, please read the books promptly so that they become available for others.  If you have any questions, please contact me via School Loop email.  

Mrs. Lavery, AOM Library

CA Young Reader Medal (CYRM) Voting Results at AOMS

The CYRM voting results at AOMS are:


Intermediate Category:

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library   6

Rump: the True Story of Rumpelstiltskin    5

The Real Boy   1


Middle School Category:

Keeper of the Lost Cities    48

Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere   5

Hold Fast    2


YA Category:

Red Queen    11

Kindness for Weakness   6

The Impossible Knife of Memory  5


Picture Books for Older Readers Category:

Paper Son   162

Each Kindness   106

The Kite That Bridged Two Nations   38


Thank you to all who helped promote the program and to those who read the Picture Books for Older Readers to classes.  Thank you, too, to parent volunteers, Lea Quirin and Stormy Mesirow who served students at the dessert voting parties.  Congratulations to the 80 students who completed the program, 9 of whom read in more than one category!!  Keep reading!! I will let you know the state voting results when they are announced in May.

CA Young Reader Medal Statewide Winners

The  CYRM Committee announced the statewide winners 5/1/17:


Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Intermediate Category)


Keeper of the Lost Cities (Middle School Category)


Red Queen (Young Adult Category)


Each Kindness (Picture Books for Older Readers Category)


We have copies available in the library if you have not read these yet.  Come, check out these great books!

AOMS Library Volunteers

Library Volunteers are appreciated in the AOMS Library.  No library experience is necessary.  We will train you.  You may work in the library once a week, every other week, or once a month, whatever suits your schedule.  Volunteers assist with book processing, book repairs, shelving, special projects and especially with student supervision during the lunch periods.  If you wish to volunteer, please sign up by clicking on http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040945ada729a31-aoms6
Thank you in advance for your interest in your student's school library.

Donation to the Library

Box Tops for Education: Support AOMS Library

Please collect Box Tops for Education labels from your favorite cereals and other food packages and hand them in to the AOMS Library.  We can use the proceeds to help supplement our budget for library needs, programs and supplies.  Thank you in advance for supporting our library. 

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