• PCS School Libraries 

    Boy looking at books Thanks to a community parcel tax passed by the citizens of Petaluma in 2008, Petaluma City Schools is able to employ four of the seven full-time credentialed Teacher-Librarians in Sonoma County. Casa Grande and Petaluma High School maintain two fully staffed libraries, which include credentialed Teacher-Librarians and an Assistant Librarian at each site. Kenilworth Junior High and Petaluma Junior High Schools both employ full-time Teacher-Librarians. Part-time classified Library Technitians work hard to maintain libraries at the seven elementary schools.  Our libraries promote the importance of reading for pleasure and personal growth, digital and media literacy, student access to print and digital research materials, and provide an environment for academic and social activities. 
     

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    Online Resources

    California is now offering, at no cost to local schools, districts or students, three online databases for use by every K-12 school and student in the state beginning this fall, the California State Library announced today.

    Online content from Encyclopedia Britannica, ProQuest and TeachingBooks.net will be available – at school, at home, in libraries, on laptops, on phones -- to all K-12 educators, students, librarians and administrators in the state.

    The following Library Databases are available through this program.

    Encyclopedia Britannica

    • Britannica School – Age-appropriate English language encyclopedias for elementary, middle, and high school.

    • Britannica Escolar – Age-appropriate Spanish language encyclopedias for elementary and middle school students.

     

    TeachingBooks.net – a suite of instructional resources that enrich the fiction and nonfiction books read by children and young adults. Databases include:

    o Book guides & lesson plans
    o Diversebooks
    o Literature-basedvocabularylists
    o Meet-the-Authorvideosandbookreadingso Resourcesforaward-winningbooks

     

    PROQUEST

    • CultureGrams – Concise cultural information on countries around the world.

    • eLibrary – General reference aggregation of periodical and digital media content with editorial guidance for novice researchers.

    • ProQuest Central Student – Database of millions of articles from more than 10,000 full-text scholarly journals.

    • SIRS Discoverer – Selected content for beginning researchers, especially elementary and middle school students and educators.

    • SIRS Issues Researcher – Curriculum-aligned database of content organized by complex issues, ideally for middle and high school students and educators.

    • Research Companion – Information literacy tools and tutorials to help develop critical thinking.

    • School & Educators Complete – eBook subscription database of over 12,000 titles that supports English Language Arts, Science, Math, Social Studies, Health, Physical Education, Information Literacy and Technology.

     

  • LumaCon!

    LumaCon! is a Comic Book Convention for Youth produced as a collaboration between the Casa Grande, Petaluma High, and the Petaluma Regional Library.  School-age artists sit side by side with professional and award winning local artists. This fun event promotes youth literary, creativity and directly benefits the partner libraries.  

    For more information visit Lumacon.net