Our mission is to lead our school communities in an environment that challenges students to IMAGINE possibilities, EXPLORE opportunities and CONNECT with the future and the world.
How are Libraries Serving Your Children?
There is a large body of research showing that strong school libraries make a measurable contribution to student achievement, a summary of which can be found at School Libraries Work!
In accordance with those findings, our most recent annual statistics show that Leander ISD libraries:
- had collectively, more than 560,000 items available for check out
- circulated over 1,115,000 items in total
- checked out more than 914,000 items to students, averaging 32 items per student
- shared over 8,500 items among campuses through our inter-library loan service
- had more than 520,000 searches on our Gale databases, 136,000 on EBSCO and nearly 2 million searches on all our databases combined
Your Leander ISD librarians:
- taught over 8,400 hours and nearly 20,000 lessons on
information literacy skills
- hosted authors, story tellers, artists, poets–and even reading dogs!
- sponsored dozens of book fairs, reading programs, contests and events
- attended more than 1500 hours of staff development, and were presenters at several conferences, including Leander ISD’s own Continuous Improvement Conference, TCEA Conference, and Texas Library Association Annual Conference
LISD School Libraries
- Canyon Ridge MS
- Cedar Park MS
- Danielson MS
- Four Points MS
- Henry MS
- Leander MS
- Running Brushy MS
- Stiles MS
- Wiley MS
Sora Digital Library Information
Where can students get a book to read during the school year or for the summer?
- LISD students and staff can check out books on their mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, Kindle, etc.) via Sora.
- Go to your mobile device’s App Store and download the Sora App.
- Search for Leander ISD.
- Once you download a book, you will have it on your device for two weeks. After two weeks, it will automatically be returned for you.
- If you have a Cedar Park or Leander Public Library Card, you can download books from them as well via Sora. Just search for those libraries in the search box.
- Additional Sora support and book recommendations
A Makerspace is a space and time for students to create, tinker, build, and solve problems through collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Learners are encouraged to think, be persistent, and make real-world connections via the projects and activities that take place in a makerspace.
In Leander ISD libraries that have makerspaces, you will see students interacting with others, taking on simple challenges, and using technology to solve problems through iteration and experimentation.