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Library Learning Center

Welcome to Glendale's Library Learning Center

The mission of the Glendale Middle School library is to develop a quality school library media program for students and staff that meets or exceeds national standards, in an inviting environment, that encourages lifelong learning and love of reading, teaches global skills necessary to find ideas and information in all formats, and provide support for the school’s curriculum by creating a partnership with teachers in the instructional process.  


“Battle of the Books” Book Club

Battle of the Books 2023-2024

Please join a team to be a part of Salt Lake City School District’s is annual Battle of the Books for middle grade students! In preparation for the event, Glendale will be holding weekly Book Club meetings.

Our first Book Club meeting will be announced soon and so will the book list! Books can be found at the public library, or checked out online via SORA Reading App. 

The Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program. The purpose is simply to encourage students to read, respond to and engage with good books.  A "Battle" is like a College Bowl or Geography Bee.

Teams of four students (and one alternative) will answer questions based on the school year's books. The school team with the most correct answers wins the Battle for the school year.

The school district has purchased electronic copies of the book list which is available via the SORA Reading App.  Salt Lake City Public Library has multiple copies of the books too.

Glendale students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the 2023-2024 SLCSD Battle of the Books.

You do not need to participate in the battle to read the books. They are great recommendations for reading. If you want to participate in the competition, you will want to get a head start on reading the books. 

2023-2024 Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

Library Resources


Utah’s Online Library

Utah’s Online Library is a fantastic resource for students doing research.

It is the gateway to a broad range of information and databases, reference materials and tools.

Please contact Mr. Bruce for the login and password information for home access.

World Book Online

World Book Online is an amazing site for the students in the Salt Lake City School District.

Use it to help with class projects, science fair ideas and more.

Login: see librarian

Password: see librarian

SORA Reading App Online Books:

User name: student email address

Password: student computer login password



CLICK HERE for more details on the GMS Library Policies and Procedures!

Jonathan Bruce

Jonathan Bruce

Titles: School Librarian/Media Specialist
Locations: Glendale Middle School