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Library Announcements

  • Please remember to turn in library books weekly.
    Students that have books out from last year, must return books before they can check out new books. Students who have come from TUSD schools may return books to our library and we can return them to the correct school.  Schools, even those that are not TUSD schools do inform us of overdue books. Those students will not be able to check out new books until their overdue books are turned in. Thank you for your help.
  • Volunteers Needed
    Our library could use someone to help take care of it. If you would like to volunteer please call 584-7200. We need people to help shelve books, straighten up shelves, and do general library housekeeping. Any help would greatly be appreciated by students and teachers. Contact if you can help out.

Search engines

Remember that when you look for information on the Internet, the information might not be totally up-to-date. It might not be as accurate as the information you get from encyclopedias and books from good publishers (where lots of people check the information before the book goes into print). Remember also that free information is often paid for with advertisements – but that doesn’t mean you have to buy the stuff!

Favorite Authors

Jan Brett

Jan Brett is the author and illustrator of many gorgeous picture books.More

Marc Brown

Meet Arthur’s author at this website.More

Christopher Paul Curtis

Dr. Seuss

What could I say in a few words about this giant of children’s literature!More

Dan Gutman

Pam Munoz Ryan

Pam Munoz Ryan has written many great picture books as well as chapter books. She won Arizona’s Judy Goddard Award for her historical fiction novel Esperanza Rising.More

Seymour Simon

Seymour Simon is popular with a lot of students who like to read science books with great photographs.More

Conrad Storad

Conrad Storad is a professor at ASU. He won the Judy Goddard Award in 2001 for his wonderful picture books about the Arizona desert, and desert animals.More


Search the Sewell Library Computer Catalog

You can search the Sewell book catalog (OPAC) from any computer in TUSD. Next year we are told that there will be some changes and then you will be able to search our catalog from your computer at home (or any computer in the world, for that matter!)

Here’s How to Get Information from the Catalog

  1. Log on from a TUSD computer
  2. Click on Internet
  3. Zap the address field and type in these nine letters: Sewelllib
    The welcome page of our catalog should come on your screen
  4. Type in your search term
  5. Click on Author, Subject, Title, Series – whatever is appropriate

Hints: Type the author’s last name first

Don’t type “The” or “A” if that is the first word of the title.

Computer lists are alphabetical, so the first word is often enough by itself.

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