Library

Librarian information

Mrs. Mathew, Librarian
Ms. Femath, Library Assistant

Phone: 972-475-1884 

Box Tops for Education

No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.

Twice a year, your school will receive a check and can use that cash to buy whatever it needs!

Six Flags Read to Succeed

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program motivates students to read. Students read 360 minutes or 6 hours to earn a free ticket to Six Flags.  Reading logs and a parent letter will be in your child's folder.

Future ready students

At Back Elementary your students will be taught cutting edge skills that will prepare them to be GISD Ready! The library is a place where your child will fall in love with learning and education as it is rapidly changing with today's times. As a student at Back Elementary your child will learn to collaborate, think critically, communicate, become adaptable, persevere, as well as acquire technology and literacy skills. We strive to create a safe place for students' curiosity and innovation to bloom not only in the library but in each of our classrooms here at Back!

Tumblebooks - Audio Books Online

Did you know that your child has access to books 24/7? Tumblebooks is a great online library of e-books that will even let your child choose books on their AR level. They can read the books at home then take quizzes on them at school. This is a great, fun way to encourage reading and help them reach their six weeks AR goals! Please contact your child's teacher or Mrs. Mathew for the district username and password to access Tumblebooks.

Parent resource K-2

This resource can be accessed from school, home or on the go—anywhere where your student has an internet connection. PebbleGo is a database specifically geared toward the needs of K-2 learners. It helps your student learn foundational research skills plus provides critical early-reader supports like audio voice overs and text highlighting. Contact Mrs. Mathew for the PebbleGo login ID and password information.

Library activities

The Texas Bluebonnet Award

The Texas Bluebonnet Award is a unique program that encourages reading for pleasure and is aimed at students in grades 3-6. Each year, 20 books are chosen as the “Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List” by the TBA selection committee. Third, fourth and fifth grade students who read at least five of the twenty Texas Bluebonnet nominees by January will be eligible to vote on their favorite Bluebonnet book.

Computer science counts

Code.org allows students to learn coding through interactive videos and games. With computers being a part of everyday life and everyday business, coding enhances student familiarity with terms and processes they will use in higher education and future careers. Students can access valuable coding education from the comfort of their own homes for free with Code.org!

This school year, our students participated via online learning using Google Classroom. Way to go Back Bulldogs for your virtual participation!

Library business

Checkout procedures

Students visit the library once a week and this is called their "Library Day". All books checked out one week should be brought back the next class visit to the library to be checked back in or renewed. If a student finishes a book early, the library offers open checkout times to exchange books. Students in 1st-5th grade are encouraged to get two books on their AR level and a free choice book.

  • PreK - 1 book
  • Kindergarten - 1 book
  • First Grade - 2 books / January- 3 books
  • Second Grade - 3 books
  • Third Grade - 3 books
  • Fourth Grade - 3 books
  • Fifth Grade - 3 books

Library schedule

Each class has a weekly day and time to visit the library and check out books.  Students may also visit the library outside of their library time with a library pass. We ask that students bring their AR folders when coming to the library.

Overdue books and fines

We do not charge a fine for overdue books, however, we expect students to bring their library books back each week to either return or renew.

Lost or damaged books may be assessed a fine and a notice will be sent home with the student. Please help your child keep track of their books and keep them in a safe place. If a book is lost or damaged, you may pay the fine. We gladly accept exact change and checks made payable to Back Elementary. We do also accept payments in installments if you choose to do so. We are happy to work with you.

Library catalogs

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Find books, ebooks, and other resources by visiting your school's library catalog. If you need help with any of these resources, please contact your school librarian.

Online instructional resources

Online Instructional Resources are available to all students, teachers, parents, and administrators from any district or non-district computer.

Local library links