South Texas ISD Libraries are hubs of active learning that enhance student achievement through collaboration, innovation and diverse resources. 

STISD has four libraries that support our district community: Biblioteca Las Americas (Mercedes), Eliseo B. Vega Library (Olmito), Gateway to the World Library (Edinburg) and the Rising Scholars Academy Library (San Benito). 


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Biblioteca Las Americas 

Serving Health Professions & Science Academy | Mercedes

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Eliseo B. Vega Library 

Serving Medical Professions | Olmito 

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Gateway to the world library 

Serving Preparatory Academy & World Scholars | Edinburg

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Rising Scholars Academy Library 

Serving Rising Scholars Academy | San Benito 

Battle of the Books District Online Competition

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 27th for the district Battle of the Books competition. All registered participants will complete a timed online quiz to determine who will represent South Texas ISD at the Regional Competition in February.

Good luck readers and stay tuned to learn who will be our district champions.

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At South Texas ISD, we want to offer our students as many options as possible when it comes to reading. Just like everything else, books and their formats are changing too.

While the standard book format will be around for a while, the STISD libraries are embracing digital book formats as well.

We hope that if you have any type of device where you can access digital book formats, that you will take advantage of our ebooks and digital audiobooks that are available on OverDrive which is a free app you can download.

If you need any assistance downloading the app or books, please use Ask A Librarian and we will be happy to help you!

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Battle of the Books - Middle School

Attention Middle School Readers ... If you are interested in reading good books, having some fun, and the chance to win Superintendent's Cup points for your campus, please complete this brief form. For the 20-21 district BoB competition, students will independently complete an online quiz covering the five titles from the Battle of the Books list. The four top-scoring students will make up the district team that will advance to the Region One online competition taking place in February 2021. That competition will also cover all five titles from the book list. District librarians will assist students with competition preparation through a variety of online activities.

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