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Here are some of the new library books we acquired during the 2019-2020 school year thanks to your generous parent donations:
  • The Wild Robot
  • Squirm
  • Lone Star
  • The Someday Birds
  • The Bicycle Spy
  • We Came to America
  • All Kinds of Families
  • Mr. Wayne's Masterpiece
  • Be Who You Are
  • When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree
  • The Tree in the Courtyard
  • Fantasy Baseball Math
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • World's Best and Worst Animal Jokes
  • Fly Guy Presents:  Police Officers
  • Basketball Super Stats
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Minerals
  • Bengal Cats

Montair Library


Did you know that you can view our library catalog from home?  Or that we have some cool links to educational games posted on our website?  Just click on the red "Enter the Montair Library" tab (on the left side of this page) and you'll be linked to our Destiny home page.  (Destiny is our Library Management System).  From that home page, click on the tab labeled "Catalog", and you can access our entire library collection.
Just below the "Enter the Montair Library" tab on this page is another tab labeled "Enter the Tumblebook Library".   TumbleBooks is a library of animated picture books, chapter books, educational puzzles, and games.   You can search through the online TumbleBooks collection by title, author, or subject.  Once you've selected a book, just click on the "View Online" tab and begin reading!  You have the option of using the automatic setting, in which books are read aloud to you and the pages turn automatically, or using the manual setting, where you can turn the volume on or off and go at your own pace.  There are Tumble Quizzes available to check on reading comprehension skills after you've finished reading a book.  You have to try this website out - it is awesome!!
Thanks to your generosity during our fall 2019 registration, we were able to add 210 new books to our library!!  The Birthday Book Program is another way you can help expand our library collection by donating one of our brand new books in honor of your child's birthday.  I am very grateful to our exceptional Montair parent community.  Our last book fair was again very successful.  Whether you volunteered as a cashier, bought books for your child's classroom, for personal use, or as gifts, it is much appreciated.  We are constantly upgrading our library collection with new materials which we are able to purchase as a direct result of our book fair sales.  
Please let me know if you're interested in volunteering in the library.  You may contact your room parent if you would like to volunteer during your child's library period, or get in touch with me directly ( if you would like to come in during lunch recess to shelve books and supervise students.  There is always a need for shelving help, and I would be happy to train you.
Meredith Suffoletta

Montair Library Curbside Pickup

Dear Parents of Students in Grades K-5,
 I am happy to announce that Library Curbside pickup is now available to students in grades K-5.    Students are welcome to place holds on library books and parents may pick them up curbside the following week.  All holds must be placed by Wednesday at midnight to be eligible for the following week's pickup.  Holds placed after Wednesday will be held until the pickup date two weeks later.
Students can request books by placing holds in our Destiny Library System.  If a requested book is available, you will receive an email that the book has been checked out to you and will be ready for pick up the following Monday. Popular titles may have long waitlists, so please place your holds on books that are not currently checked out.  Please click on this link to watch a short video explaining how to find your books and place holds:

Instructions on Placing Holds

Note that in the online Destiny system, you will not be able to undo a hold that you’ve placed on a book that is marked “In”.  If you accidentally hold a book and can’t undo it, let me know, and I will delete the hold for you. 
**All overdue library books must be returned before new books may be checked out.  Students may place up to two holds and may check out two books during each cycle.
When you come to pick up your library books, please wear a face mask and practice social distancing guidelines.  Our staff has put safety protocols in place including face masks, physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and disinfection of surfaces.  Items will have been quarantined for at least 96 hours prior to being checked out to ensure a safe environment.  
If you have any questions, you may contact me at
Mrs. Suffoletta

2020 California Young Reader Medal Winners



Written by Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Adam Rex

Picture Books for Older Readers

Dave Eggers
Shawn Harris