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Backman Library


In-Person Book Check-Out:

If you would like to schedule a time to check out books, please talk to your teacher or email me. All students are permitted to check out 2 books at a time. When books are returned, they are quarantined for 48 hours before being checked-in and re-shelved. 

If you would like to place a “Hold” on a book and have it delivered to your classroom teacher, view this video.  

Checking Out Online Books: 

Sora is the online library for Salt Lake City School District. Epic is another great site that is free during school hours. Please view the videos below for tips on how to access these sites. 

SORA Tools: 

Lower School Video: 



Battle of the Book: Reading List for 2021-22

Battle of the Books poster


Research Tools: 

Inquiry gives students a framework for learning. Through research, we teach students to think critically, draw conclusions, make informed choices, and share their knowledge. The links below will be used throughout the year.


Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship: 

Remember to think before you click, take breaks, and be kind and thoughtful to others.


Educational Games and Tools: 

  • ABCya: fun games to practice basic skills for all grade levels
  • Starfall: good review site of basic facts, grades K-3
  • PBS Kids


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

Help & Resources

Students enjoy having buddy readers in the library.
library 1 students
1st graders enjoying library time
Second Grade Readers