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.

Sabercat mascot with 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 looking through all our great books.

Students are able to put books on hold if the title they want (especially in a series) is not available. Our librarian will pull that title aside and let their teacher know the book is ready for pick-up and email your child their book is available. You can also use the online catalog to reserve books. Instructions on how to do this are in the following paragraph.

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

Therese Gordon

Silver Oak's librarian, Mrs. Therese Gordon officially started at Silver Oak in October. Learn more about Mrs. Gordon in this story and we hope you get a chance to stop by the library to welcome her in person. She's eager to get to know the Silver Oak community.

Sora reading app

We understand that not every child loves to read. That's why Evergreen School District partners with Sora to offer your child a way to discover that reading isn't just a task – it's a ticket to a world of wonder and lifelong learning. Learn more about this digital library resource and how to access it with your child's student ID.

Free SJPL Library Card for all students

San José Public Library collaborates with Evergreen School District to support our students academic and career achievement goals by providing a student library card. With this FREE student card, you can access electronic resources and check out up to five items with no late fees. The card is good at 25 San Jose library locations. Talk to our school librarian or principal to find out how to get your child a card.

Textbook Use Guidelines and Replacement Costs

Library Staff

Therese Gordon Silver Oak Librarian

Mrs. Therese Gordon
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!