OPAC: To search for a book in your school's library, select Library Catalog (OPAC) and then find your school. Select the "catalog" tab and then conduct your search. Review How To Search for A Book on the Library Catalog if you are unsure how to do this.
Ebooks and Audiobooks: You can also access ebooks and audiobooks from any internet connected device. Search your library OPAC to find out what is available by following these English or Spanish instructions.
Public Library: When your school library is not open, or you are interested in a book we don't have you can always use the Shafter Branch of the Kern County Public Library. Watch the screen cast Finding a Book at the Shafter Library for a review on how to get a library card, search for, and request a book.
World Book Online: Link to Worldbook Online, our online encyclopedia. From there choose a version that suits your needs. If you are at home you will need the login information. You can get this from your school's library assistant.
Playaways: Playaways are audio players containing prerecorded books. They can be checked out by 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who have turned into the library a signed contract. Download the Richland School Library Media Center Parent Playaway Contract and have your parent/guardian sign it and return it to the library so you can begin to check out these audiobooks. Playaways can be checked with or without the accompanying print version of the book.
1000 Books Project: Preschool (4 years and up), Kindergarten or 1st Grade students are invited along with their parents/guardians to participate in the 1000 Books Project. The purpose of the project is to foster a love of reading by providing families with wonderful books to read. Each bag contains 10 books, and for every 100 books read, the child can select a free paperback book. A child who reads 1000 books will have his/her name displayed on a plaque in the school library. Download and print the 1000 Books Contract in English or the 1000 Books Contract in Spanish, bring it to the school's library and begin this enriching, enjoyable activity.