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: 7:30-4:30/5:05* *Homework House schedule 
Tuesday-Thursday: 7:30-4:30
Friday: 7:30-4:00

 

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Facility

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 

National Hispanic Heritage Month

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When in Doubt

“Because that’s what Hermione does,’ said Ron, shrugging. ‘When in doubt, go to the library.” JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

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Ebooks and Audiobooks

Read or listen to books anytime with the OverDrive app. It’s free to download and once you you sign up and associate your account with South Texas ISD, you will have instant access to over 9,000 ebooks and over 3,000 audiobooks. Click here for Essential Tutorials and select the headphones icon for ebook and audiobook tutorials.

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

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