Rising Scholars Academy Library

The Rising Scholars Academy Library serves students, parents, faculty and staff from Rising Scholars and is located in San Benito. 

Library hours: 
Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.   

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Capacity: Currently serves 600 middle school students.

Facilities: Makerspace; periodical area.


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Library Collection: 

Books: 20,000+ print volumes; 90,000+ eBooks

Periodicals: 30 print titles; 4 local newspapers; online access to national and international newspapers via database subscriptions

Videos/DVDs/CDs: 1,000 titles; circulated to students and staff

Technology: Windows network with 25 PCS and 15 laptops for student use; 20 take-home laptops; video editing and presentation equipment. MS Office; and the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite are available on PCs

Online Resources: Library catalog; Office 365; Accelerated Reader; eBooks; audio books; subscription databases

Library Club 

The RSA Library Club is an excellent service and social club. Our members assist students in utilizing all our resources and also promote reading and information literacy. We host special events and activities to spotlight our wonderful library and the power of the written word. Our students volunteers serve with a generous spirit.  

Applications are received yearly with a limited number of member slots available.

Try this GAME to test your shelving knowledge. All members must complete the Fiction and Non-Fiction levels to assist putting books on the shelf. 



Rising Scholars Academy Library Staff 

Audiobooks for Teens Week 3

Week 3 of free audiobooks are available May 13-19. This week the theme is Rooted in China. Register to access SYNC titles in the Sora app here. Once downloaded, the books are yours to keep and enjoy.

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2021-22 BoB Titles - High School

High School Battle of the Books (BoB) titles have been announced, and we invite you to participate. For the 2021-22 school year, there will be four titles:

 Sia Martinez and the Moonlight Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

 A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

 Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

 Fruia by Yamile Saied Mendez

Contact an STISD librarian by clicking here for more details.

Read More about 2021-22 BoB Titles - High School


Rising Scholars Academy Library: 151 S. Helen Moore Rd., San Benito, TX 78586  | Phone: 956.421.1225

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