Turlock Jr. High School

Promtional Books on Display

For a limited time, we have a variety of books relating to our monthly themes.  Come take a look and them out some good reads!




Book Award List


Welcome to Your Library!


For the month of February, we have 3 themes: 

Chinese New Year, Black History Month and Happy Valentine's Day. 

Library News for February 2018:
Bookdrop Greeter -

The library now has a new bookdrop greeter.  When returning books, look for the chicken with big eyes!

Here are a few reminders about library checkout:

  • Student ID required for library material check out.
  • Check out period for a book is 3 weeks.
  • Books can be renewed once, for another 3 weeks.  Subsequent request to renew books will not be honored.
  • Books not renewed within 3 days of overdue date will not be renewed.
  • Maximum checkout period for book from day of check out is 6 weeks (3 weeks for initial check out, 3 weeks for renewal if renewed on time).
  • Students who have books that are past 30 days overdue will be put on the restricted list.  This means that they won’t be able to participate in extra-curricular activities until their library items are taken care of.

Did-ja Cart -
Due to the cold weather we usually have in February, there will be no mobile services on Wednesday morning.

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 pet chickens.

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 Mon-Fri:

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!