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Important Updates from the Eckstein Library

Updates from the Eckstein Library: return overdue books, checkout books for the summer, get reading suggestions, donate supplies from your spring cleaning, and some stats from the year!

  • All students received an email with their overdue or lost books this week. They can also log into the catalog at with their school username and password and click My Stuff / Checkouts to see what they have out. Please have them return all materials they are finished with!
  • Students can checkout books for the summer! Current students can place books on hold by searching for the books at the catalog and clicking “Hold” right below the book as long as they are logged in! Upcoming 5th graders are also allowed to check out books from Eckstein. 
  • Need some suggestions for summer reading?  Go to the Eckstein Library website or the Eckstein Library catalog for suggestions in a ton of different categories or click on the links below! A note about reading in middle school: we have books for everyone, which also means that not every book is for every reader. Books published as young adult literature may deal with more mature situations, use stronger language, have more violence, and have more romantic/sexual situations than books published as children’s or middle grade literature. Every student and family is different! If you need support finding the right books for your student, please contact the librarian Erin Sterling at

Realistic fiction about tough issues like The Hate You Give / Heartwarming realistic fiction like Wonder / Mystery thrillers like One of Us is Lying Mystery adventures like Stuart Gibbs’s Spy School series  / Horror books if you like Stephen King / Funny books if you like Diary of a Wimpy Kid / Funny lighthearted books if you like Stand Up, Yumi Chung / Funny Sci-Fi books if you like The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy / History nonfiction if you like Unbroken  / Historical middle grade fiction if you like The War That Saved My Life / Historical young adult fiction if you like Last Night at the Telegraph Club / LGBTQ2IA+ books if you liked Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda / Tearjerkers if you like They Both Die at the End / Survival stories if you like Hatchet / Graphic novels if you like Smile  / Graphic novels if you like Amulet  / Historical graphic novels if you like Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales / Memoir graphic novels if you like Almost American Girl  / Sports books if you like Ghost / Novels in verse if you like Other Words for Home / Lighthearted fantasy if you like Keeper of the Lost Cities  / Mythological fantasy if you like Rick Riordan’s books  / Fantasy romance if you like Throne of Glass.  / Manga at Eckstein / Eckstein students’ favorite books of 2021-2022

  • Check out these library stats from this year!