Welcome to PSJA Early College High School Library!
    The Library has some exciting opportunities in store for you this school year. Our staff is ready and excited about this coming year and is committed to making the library your favorite place in the school. Our mission is to help all students and staff succeed. The Library maintains a rich, well balanced collection of print and electronic materials. We are devoted to helping students gain the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to successfully manage the vast amounts of information available to you.


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    Students keep track of your summer reading, click on the link to download a BRIGHT Summer Reader form




    Bear Time Reading Links


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    The 2015-2016 Taysha's Reading List was recently announced and this year the committee has selected some amazing titles by some familiar YA authors. So, start putting some titles on request to hold you over during the next few weeks. Be aware that this list is created specifically for teens in high school.





    Congratulations to PSJA ECHS B.R.I.G.H.T. Summer Readers Karina Quintana , Amy Alfaro , Enrique Maldonado and Jose Hernandez. The students were invited to a 22th Annual Event and were presented with an award.


    Battle of the Books 2016-2017





                  LETTERS ABOUT LITERATURE    

                     writing contest     

    Use your writing skills, select your favorite book and tell us how the author's work changed your view of the world.

    Stop by the library to get more information.......




    Log into MackinVIA™  to access your school's eBooks and educational resources. When you log into MackinVia you get access to all resources.






    Teacher's lets challenge your students to read a million words before December. Students are rewarded for reading and reaching their reading goals. This will impact fluency and achievement. Students can select a book of their choice, read the book and then take an Accelerated Reader test online. For every book read and tested students names will go in a box to get a chance to win an Ipad mini, a letterman jacket, a Bear mug and restaurant gift cards. A drawing for prizes will be every six weeks... Let's get our students excited about reading!!!!!.



    Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Stop by the Library to Vote and suggest your TOP book to read. Click on the link below see if your book made the Top Ten...  

    Suggest a title for the Teens' Top Ten!





    PSJA ECHS Library connecting with the community ..........


    H-E-B launched a statewide literacy program called Read 3 in 2011. This program focuses on educating parents about the need to read to their children a minimum of three times per week. H-E-B's goal is to empower Texas families with the tools and resources they need to prepare early learners ensuring that all children have the opportunity to start their school experience with an equal opportunity to succeed. PSJA ECHS students connected with HEB to help spread awareness in children's literacy by reading during class time. Thank you teachers for all your support in helping spread the importance of reading.


    H-E-B Book Drive


    During the 1st six weeks of school students at PSJA ECHS participated in the H-E-B Texas-Size Book Drive. PSJA Early College High School students donated over 800 books to HEB to help promote the importance of reading.


    inside books project


    Inside Books Project is a community service volunteer organization that sends free books and educational materials to prisoners in Texas. PSJA ECHS Library donates books to help promote reading, literacy, and education among incarcerated individuals. Students Maria Tabarrez and Diana Karina Rodriguez assist in the library to gather donated books.


    Writing a good research paper

     So many students walk into the library to work on a research paper and yet have no idea where to search the internet for the correct resources that offer valid research and insight within the topic. Using a search engine and picking the top three results isn’t necessarily the best methods of researching. Our students need to use critical thinking to thoroughly read every source and determine if it is legitimate. Teachers, if you are planning to assign a research paper, an essay or just an assignment and your students need to search the internet; we have just the perfect websites for them. Stop by the library to reserve the lab for your students in order to get the proper training on how to use our databases. 






    salma and jose

    kayla and amy

    rolando and layla

    juaquin and calista

    luis and alyssa

    alexandria and trinity

    arianna and jacob

     noel and jolynn

    lilia and yolanda

    olga and rendon









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    Book Club members are currently reading .............
    Once By: Morris Gleitzman
      Book Club
    Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn't know anything about the war, and thinks he's only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their bookselling business. And when he thinks his parents are in danger, Felix sets off to warn them--straight into the heart of Nazi-occu


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    Mrs. Catherine Mancillas, Librarian

    Experience: 10 years Elementary , 10 years High School

    Master of Library Science

    Bachelor of Science All-Level Education

    Kinesiology Certification



    Mrs. Judy Tapia

    8 years Library experience


    Library Hours:  7:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Students can come to the library as needed throughout the day with a Library pass.


     Upcoming events.......



    BRIGHT Summer Readers / Summer Reading logs

    Millionaire Readers 

    Battle of the Books

    Teen Read Week - October

    Teen Read Week Events -

    • Stop by the ReadBox
    • Take the Krispy Kreme Challenge
    • Join us at the Book Club Luncheon
    • Create your own Manga Character
    • Write to your favorite author