Daily Hours

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Students are welcome to visit the library as soon as school is over to swap books they have finished for new books.

Checking Out and Reserving Book

Visiting our school library is enjoyed by students in all grades. They look forward to seeing the brightly decorated library and visiting the resident pet Spider the tarantula.

Students are able to put books on hold if the title they want (especially in a series) is not available. Mrs. Hokanson will pull that title aside and let their teacher know the book is ready for pick-up.  She also sends emails to notify 4th, 5th and 6th grade students to pick up their reserved book. Please help your child remember to check their email inbox so they know Mrs. Hokanson has a hold ready for them

Online Catalog of Library Books

Follett Destiny
Our library book collection is searchable online through the Destiny library management system. Students and staff may access their account online to renew and place a hold on items. Follow these easy steps to start your search:

  1. Visit the website in new window/tab)
  2. Click on our school's name
  3. Click on "Log in" (top right corner)
  4. Enter your student ID number for both the username and password, click on "Log in"
  5. From here you can search the catalog and place books on hold.

Please ask our librarian if you have questions about searching the online catalog or accessing your personal account.

Accelerated Reading (AR) Program

Accelerated Reader (AR), created by Renaissance Learning, Inc., is an individualized reading program used at school to assess and improve each student’s reading skills and to increase reading enjoyment. Read the Parent's Guide to AR BookFinder to learn more.

Find AR Books and AR Book Levels

If you are wondering if a book is the appropriate AR level, there is a website that can help you! Click on the AR BookFinder link below to find out the AR book level and if the book has an AR test. Most, but not all library books have an AR quiz.

Library News

A passion for fossils

Fossils and rocks. Not everyone can make these topics entertaining. However, at Silver Oak our librarian Karen Hokanson's extensive knowledge in these areas helps make these subjects exciting for our students. At the 2023 STEAM Night, Karen's science table, where students made replica fossils, was truly a favorite. Read more to find pictures from this well attended event.

Free SJPL Library Card for all students

Great news for all our students. San Jose Public Library is issuing FREE student library cards to all our students that are good at 25 locations. This card gives our students free access to both physical and digital books, movies, music, and more, without worrying about paying a late fee. Read more about this program in the story or ask your school's principal or librarian for more details.

Our Library Mascot Spider

Meet Spider, our beautiful resident pet tarantula. She celebrated Halloween early when she molted on September 17, 2021. The last time she molted was 5 years ago! Spider is on the left and her empty exoskeleton is on the right. This busy 22 year old Chilean Rose Tarantula, can be visited in our library daily.

Textbook Use Guidelines and Replacement Costs

Library Staff

Silver Oak Librarian Karen Hokanson

Mrs. Karen Hokanson
Library Media Assistant

Many of you know our librarian at Silver Oak is Mrs. Karen Hokanson. She loves to work with parents who want to help their children learn to love reading. Why? Because Silver Oak has the best selection of library books in the district. She is even willing to check out an extra book or two if you (or another responsible adult) come into the library with your child. Kindergarten parents take note: this is also possible for your kindergarten students if they come with a responsible adult.
Not only is she passionate about books, Mrs. Hokanson is also a rock hound. That's right, she is always ready to share rocks or help students identify their rocks. Next time you are in the library, take a look at the big fossil from her yard.
Please take the time to “check out” Mrs. Hokanson, Spider, the rocks and our wonderful, Silver Oak library!