Turlock Jr. High School


Welcome to Your Library!


We have a nice selection of books on promotion relating to Thanksgiving for the month of November.  For a limited time, we have our baby turkeys on display.  Come check us out and grab yourself a good book to read.  You'll be thankful you did!


Library News for November 2017:

Did-ja Cart -
Don't forget that every Wednesday morning from 7:30AM-7:45AM for the month of November, Mr. Xiong will be out in the quad area with his 'Did-ja' Library Mobile Cart.   Look for the cart to return, renew, check out new books and/or get a lunch pass to the library. 


Book Aisles -

The book aisles end-caps have been updated with better signage to help our students find books easier.

Fun Fact: 

Fiction books are shelved by an authors last name.

Non-Fiction books are shelved using the Dewey Decimal system: 0-999.


Want to see what books are available in your library?  Click here to search the library catalog


TJHS Library Catalog

Did-ja know?

Who is the School Librarian?

Mr. Xiong, also known as Mr. X, is TJHS's Librarian for 2017-2018 school year.  His favorite food is bacon, loves coffee, a food enthusiasts, avid gardener and has two pet backyard lay hens called Eggroll & Hammy.

Contact Info:

Yeng Xiong
Librarian for Turlock Jr. High School

[email protected]

209-667-0881 Etx:  129

Did-ja know?

There is a computer lab inside the TJHS Library!  Part of our literacy efforts include providing internet access and printing services for our students.

Color pencils, crayons and markers are also available for day checkout at the circulation desk.

Library hours are:

Morning - 7:30AM-7:45AM

Lunch - require student lunch pass

Afterschool - Until 3:30PM

Library Layout

Our library collection is composed of six sections: Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biography, Everybody (picture books), Spanish and Reference.

Our library books can be located by their designated call number (call #).  The call # helps library users determine which aisle a book may be located. 

Our Fiction section is organized alphabetically by a call # that is based on the author’s last name.  For example, the call # for The Giver, by Lois Lowry is FIC LOW.  It can be found in our library in the Fiction aisle with the letter “L”.

Our Non-fiction section is organized by the Dewey Decimal system and the author’s last name.  For example, the call # for Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein is 811 SIL.  It can be found in our library in the Non-fiction section in the 800’s.

Our Biography section is organized by a real person's last name.  For example, if you were looking for a book about Barrack Obama, the call # is BIO OBAMA.  It can be found in our library in the Biography section with the letter "O".

Our Everybody section is organized alphabetically by a call # that is based on an author's last name.  For example, the call # for Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss would be E SEU.  

We have a great Spanish collection of Fiction, Non-fiction, Biography and Everybody books.  Spanish books can be distinguished by a green tape is affixed next to a book's spine label.

Lastly, we have a Reference section.  We have a huge National Geographic collection dating back to 1970s, dictionaries, encyclopedias and other reference material available for students to use while they are visiting the library.


Be sure to bring your student ID card when visiting. Happy Reading!