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Welcome to the Newman Library!

The library's mission is to create a space where all members of the school community:

  • Experience a variety of activities that nurture a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • See themselves represented in the library’s diverse and inclusive collection. 
  • Develop information literacy in order to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively to understand and connect with the community and world around us.
  • Have opportunities to collaborate, communicate, and explore their creativity with others.

Learning Resources

Battle of the Books 2023-24

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The Battle of the Books is a district-wide reading challenge. Students (grades 4-6) who read at least 5 out of the 20 books and complete a summary form will be invited to attend a pizza party in the library. Students who read at least 8 out of the 20 books will be able to participate in the school Battle of the Books competition. Students will compete individually in a question and answer format about the 20 assigned books. The more books you read, the better you'll do! The top readers will represent Newman, competing as a team during the district Battle of the Books in March 2024.

The Battle of the Books is a competition, but most importantly, it creates excitement about high quality children's literature. There are a variety of books, so everyone will find something that they like. The books can be found in the Elementary Battle of the Books collection on Sora. They are also available for checkout in our library. Make sure to complete a summary form when you finish a battle book!

Krista Anderson (she/her)

School Librarian/Media Specialist

Newman Elementary School

Salt Lake City School District


Quick Links



Newman Library Catalog: Destiny Discover     See your books checked out, overdue books, build a Favorites list, and  see what is new in our library.

Utah Online Library     Go here to find World Book Online, Gale in Context, Culture Grams and more. If signing in at home: username is online. Password is learning. Tambien hay recursos en espanol.

World Book Online  This is an encyclopedia with options for students of all ages.

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