Welcome to the Catherine Jones Library

It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can’t do anything else, read all that you can

Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light

A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story

It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish

Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while

Books are a uniquely portable magic

You may have tangible wealth untold; caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be. I had a mother who read to me

Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time

No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting

He that loves reading has everything within his reach

There is no substitute for books in the lives of anyone

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book

Read, read, read!

The greatest gift is a passion for reading

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all

The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of past centuries

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope

Just the knowledge that a good book is awaiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier

Reading is an active, imaginative act; it takes work

Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere

People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading

Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home

To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark

Reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere

 A parent or a teacher has only his lifetime; a good book can teach forever

A book is a dream you hold in your hands

A book is a gift you can open again and again

We read to know we are not alone

When you learn to read you will be born again…and you will never be quite so alone again


Click and Go To:

Search for a Book at the Library (Online Card Catalog)
Click here for Scholastic Reading Inventory and Scholastic Reading Counts
Find lists of sites for recommended books, including student book reviews.
Go here to activate your student account or reset your password.  This is your school gmail and password for Schoology, Clever, Naviance, Chromebooks, school email and more.
Schoology login
Login to Apex Distance Learning Classes
  •  Naviance
The Library Tutor (Online help from the Los Angeles Country Library)
You will need a county library card.
PASSPort (Parent Access Support System Portal)
Web Certificates (LAUSD)           LAUSD Email             MyPLN (My Professional Learning Network)


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Upcoming Events

Paper Day
Date: 5/1/2019, 8 AM 3 PM
Location: 709
UPP Senior Banquet
Date: 5/23/2019, 5 PM 9 PM
Location: Black Box
Caught Reading

No two persons ever read the same book

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own

Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers

I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads