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Backman Library

What books are in the library?

Look at the column to your right and click on "Library Catalog" under Book Links.  

Our Library Catalog is called "Destiny" and it will tell you every book we have here at Backman. It also has book descriptions and reading levels.

Go to this catalog to see if a book is checked "in" or "out". You can even place a hold on a book you want in the future.

Need more help? Watch the video below.

Can I read a book on a computer/phone?

Yes! Sora is the online library for Salt Lake City School District. It can be linked to Salt Lake City Public Library (Day-Riverside Branch), too! 


 The Sora app is available on both Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

  • setup code: saltlakeut 
  • sign in using your school credentials 

Watch the video below for more information on how to access Sora through a computer. 

What is Library Class?

All students at Backman have weekly library lessons provided by Ms. Bell, a certified teacher. The lessons follow the state curriculum and revolve around three key topics: Reading Engagement, Media Literacy, and Information & Research. 
All students visit the library weekly for book check-out. 


Library Hours

Monday-Friday: 7:45 - 8:00 AM

Monday-Thursday: 2:30 - 3:00 PM

The Backman Library welcomes all students and community members!


Reading Marathon


Click here for more information about how to earn an "Adventure Pass" from PBS Utah!



Battle of the Book: Reading List for 2021-22

The district competition for 4th-6th grade students will be held in March of 2022. How many Battle Books can you read? If you read 5 books by January 31 and complete 5 "Battle Bookmarks" you will earn a ticket to a pizza party here in the library! Click here for more info. 

Here is a Book Bite video previewing The Great Pet Heist and Ways to Make Sunshine.

Battle of the Books poster


day of the dead


Click here for information on el Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). 


Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship: 

Remember to think before you click, take breaks, and be kind and thoughtful to others. Click here to learn more about SLCSD's commitment to digital literacy and digital citizenship.


Educational Games and Tools: 


Hour of Code:

6 - Woolsey            Rolf            Jones


Mission Statement: 

Backman Library strives to...

... be a place where everyone is welcome, respected and accepted!

... encourage research and discovery through literature and technology.

... provide strong learning opportunities that develop the skills needed to gain knowledge about using information to connect with others, their communities, and the world.

... reflect, evaluate, and adapt to meet the needs of the various Backman students and school community.


Backman Policies:

Please view Library policies (book selection, computer usage, book requests, etc) in this document

Diana Bell

Diana Bell

School Librarian/Media Special

Book Links

Students enjoy having buddy readers in the library.

Research Help

library 1 students
1st graders enjoying library time
Second Grade Readers