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Welcome to Dilworth Elementary School’s Library! 

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                              Happy Reading! from Mrs. Park in the Library


Include the new list of Battle Books for your summer reading!  If you have a student who is entering 4th- 6th grades this coming year, please consider reading these books for the summer! These are award winning books in various genres. Students in 4th, 5th, & 6th, are invited, monthly, to bring their lunch to the library to discuss these books culminating in a school & then District competition.  You can locate these books on SORA or at the public library, too! 

Elementary Battle of the Books 23-24 

  1.  Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling. (Little, Brown and Company, 2021). 
  2. Blue: A History of the Color as Deep as the Sea and as Wide as the Sky by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond. (Alfred A. Knopf, 2022). 
  3. Falling Short by Ernesto Cisneros. (Quill Tree Books, 2022). 
  4. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza by Mac Barnett. (Katherine Tegen Books, 2022). 
  5. The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem by Colleen Paeff, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter. (Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2021). 
  6. Haven: A Small Cat’s Big Adventure by Megan Wagner Lloyd. (Candlewick Press, 2022). 
  7. Iceberg by Jennifer A. Nielsen. (Scholastic Press, 2023). 
  8. Invisible by Christina Diaz Gonzalez, illustrated by Gabriela Epstein. (Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books, 2022). 
  9. Jennifer Chan is Not Alone by Tae Keller. (Yearling, 2023). 
  10. The Last Mapmaker by Christina Soontornvat. (Candlewick Press, 2022). 
  11. The Lucky Ones by Linda Williams Jackson. (Candlewick Press, 2022). 
  12. Maizy Chen’s Last Chance by Lisa Yee.  (Random House, 2022). 
  13. The Marvellers (Marvellerverse, Book 1) by Dhonielle Clayton. (Henry Holt and Company, 2022). 
  14. Odder by Katherine Applegate. (Feiwel and Friends, 2022). 
  15. Once Upon a Tim by Stuart Gibbs, illustrated by Stacy Curtis. (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2022). 
  16. A Perfect Mistake by Melanie Conklin.  (Little, Brown and Company, 2022). 
  17. A Rover’s Story by Jasmine Warga. (Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2022). 
  18. Swim Team by Johnnie Christmas. (HarperAlley, 2022).  
  19. Tales to Keep You Up At Night by Dan Poblocki, illustrated by Marie Bergeron. (Penguin Workshop, 2022). 
  20. Thirst by Varsha Bajaj. (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2022). 


The Dilworth Library is now open 15 minutes before and after school for a quick check in/out by students. Students will need to enter by way of the cafeteria in the morning and walk thru the halls. Hours: Open at 8:30 a.m.; Closed by 3:30 p.m. Welcome back!

Where & When can I return a book to the Dilworth Library? Before or after school or any time you are walking by the Library, you may drop off a book on the RETURN Cart.

How can I know what books are available? Click on the Destiny BOOK Catalog to the right. Check out over 15,000 books available to students! 

Library Lessons:

Library lessons each have an objective tied to our state Library Media Standards.

Quoted from the Utah State Board of Education:

“The school library program is critical to students' academic and personal success. The necessary skills for college and career ready students include literacy in a wide range of digital, visual, and textual formats. Effective school library media programs enable students to develop critical thinking skills to access, evaluate, synthesize, and apply information; make informed decisions; build a knowledge base; and value reading.

These Utah Standards for Library Media were created by certified teacher librarians to support the integration of information literacy and media skills across the curriculum. They are intended to be taught, not in isolation, but in collaboration with classroom teachers. This collaboration will deepen student learning, foster independent reading, develop reading stamina, build task resiliency, strengthen text-dependent writing, and increase the students’ information literacy.

The standards are organized into three clusters:

                              1. Reading Engagement

                              2. Research and Information

                              3. Media Literacy

Accelerated Reader Program

The Accelerated Reader Program has been purchased for our students this year. As a faculty, we have noticed a marked decline in students’ reading abilities, desire to read, & motivation to read books. This is being addressed through our S.I.P. and the return to the Accelerated Reader Program which is a motivational program helping students to become responsible for their own reading and journey to becoming better readers each day. Students are able to log on and use the program here at school, only. Your child’s teacher will communicate how they will be using the program in their classroom.

BATTLE of the Books – A school-wide introduction of 20 award-winning books for 4th, 5th, & 6th grade students which will culminate in a school and then District competition. Three to four books will be discussed during a monthly “Lunch in the Library” where any & all upper grade students will be invited to join. Please see the list below.

Thank you to our PTA for their support of this program in the form of money to purchase extra copies of the Battle books so all students who want to read these books, have access to them.

SORA – SORA is an online platform with books available for Salt Lake Students. Please download the app. This is a great way for students to read on the go or with a device, at home!  Enjoy! 

Use the Sora App and the code saltlakeut to read a good book!
Getting Started With SORA:
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Elementary Battle of the Books 2022-2023 (for incoming 4th-6th graders)

If you have a student who is in 4th- 6th grades, please have them consider reading books from our Battle of the Books list for this year!  These are award winning books in various genres. Students in 4th, 5th, & 6th, are invited, monthly, to bring their lunch to the library to discuss these books culminating in a school & then District competition.  You can locate these books on SORA or at the public library, too! 
Adventure: Distress Signal by Mary E. Lambert
Adventure: Stuntboy, In the Meantime by Jason Reynolds
Fantasy: Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston
Fantasy: The Beatryce Prophecy by Kate DiCamillo
Fantasy: The Magical Imperfect by Chris Baron
Fantasy: Willodeen by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Charles Santoso
Graphic Novel: Chunky (Chunky, Book 1) by Yehudi Mercado
Graphic Novel: Tales of the Feathered Serpent 1, The Rise of the Halfling King by David Bowles
Historical Fiction: Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs
Horror: No Place for Monsters by Kory Merritt
Humor: Double the Danger and Zero Zucchini by Betsy Uhrig
Humor: Fly on the Wall by Remy Lai
Realistic Fiction: Maya and the Robot by Eve Ewing
Realistic Fiction: The One Thing You'd Save by Linda Sue Park
Realistic Fiction: Stella by McCall Hoyle
Science Fiction: Glitch by Laura Martin
Sports Fiction: Becoming Muhammad Ali: A Novel by James Patterson and Kwame Alexander
Nonfiction: Bartali's Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali, Italy's Secret Hero by Megan Hoyt
Nonfiction: Black Heroes of the Wild West by James Otis Smith
Nonfiction: Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

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The mission of the Library Learning Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas. A strong Library Learning Center program, administered by a certified Library Technology Teacher, positively impacts student achievement. The Library Technology Teacher is a certified teacher, instructional partner, information specialist and program coordinator & curator of the collection.

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Rachelle Park

Rachelle Park

School Librarian/Media Special