Library Learning Center

Welcome to Glendale's Library Learning Center

The Glendale Library Learning Center is home to thousands of resources to help you learn – whether you are researching to follow your own interests, digging up information for an assignment or if you are simply looking for a great book to read. The Library Learning Center also has a suite of computers for class and student use. The library is open for independent student visits during lunch on both A and B days.


“Battle of the Books” Book Club

Salt Lake City School District is holding their second annual Battle of the Books on March 12th for middle grade students! In preparation for the event, Glendale will be holding weekly Book Club meetings. Our first lunch Book Club will be Wednesday, October 3, in the Library. Students are expected to read the book Refugee By  Alan Gratz before the October 3 date. Books can be found at the public library, or checked out online via OverDrive. 

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 and is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12th at Bryant Middle School after school hours; the exact time is still to be determined.

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 booklist which is available via the Overdrive app. Salt Lake City Public Library has multiple copies of the books and the book list can be found on the school website on the Library page.

Battle of the Books 2018-2019

Glendale students in grades 6-8 are invited to participate in the 2018-2019 Battle of the Books. Below is a list of books that will be included in this year’s Battle of the Books competition.


1. Beanstalker and Other Hilariously Scarytales—K. White
2. Between Two Skies — J. O’Sullivan
3. The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora—P. Cartaya
4. EXO—F. Lee
5. Forget Me Not—E. Terry
6. Heartless—M. Meyer
7. Impyrium—H. Neff
8. Refugee –A. Gratz
9. Last Day on Mars—K. Emerson
10. Letters to the Lost—Brigid Kemmerer
11. Miles Morales: Spider-Man—J. Reynolds
12. York: The Shadow Cipher—L. Ruby
13. Short—H. Goldbert Sloan
14. A Taste for Monsters—M. Kirby
15. The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World—S. Hale & D. Hale
16. The Van Gogh Deception—D. Hicks
17. Warcross—M. Lu
18. Well, That Was Awkward—R. Vail
19. Wild Bird—W. Van Draanen
20. The Wingsnatchers (Carmer and Grit) — S. Horwitz

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.  More details to come.


Click the links on the right to search for books and e-books as well as great online resources to use at home and school.

The portal to a vast selection of fiction and non fiction titles in ebook, audibook and interactive format. From here you can gain access to collections in other libraries too, such as the Salt Lake County Library.

Utah’s Online Library

Pioneer 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 Mrs. Cain for the login and password information for home access.

Follett Shelf eBooks

User name: ebooks

Password: saltlake

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: saltlakedistrict

Password: student






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