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Library Mission & Vision

Mesquite ISD Libraries, Elevating Learning for Everyone Everywhere, National School Library of the Year 2020

Mesquite ISD librarians deliver excellence in education for the entire school community, advancing the ability to make informed decisions and think critically. Our mission is to elevate the learning experience for everyone everywhere.

The three key elements that comprise our overall educational mission and curriculum are Personalized and Self-Directed Learning, Inquiry Instruction, and Transformative & Enriching Experiences.

Library News & Events

TLA Book Lists for 2022

Click on the link above and check out these great book lists from the Texas Library Association for 2022. These include the Texas Bluebonnet books, Lone Star book list, Tayshas book list, 2x2 and more!

Congratulations to the 2022 winner of the Texas Bluebonnet Award

The Oldest Student book cover

The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorriane Hubbard and illustrated by Oge Mora

Chosen by students in Mesquite ISD as well as 63,331 students from across the state of Texas, this is truly an award winning book! Each student read at least five Texas Bluebonnet books in order to vote. In our district 1,513  students read over 7,565 books before voting for their favorite.

This inspirational story follows the life of Mary Walker, born in 1848 into slavery and freed at age 15. At age 116 she learned to read, proving that with perseverence and dedication you are never too old to learn.

2022 Spring Mesquite Reading

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Meet Your Librarian

Leslie Reynolds, Librarian

Florence Black Librarian
Leslie Reynolds

Hey friends! I'm so glad you dropped by our website! I hope it is helpful in growing you as a reader and a learner! 

I'm the librarian at Black Elementary School in Mesquite, Texas. I have been at Black for 14 years. I began as a 3rd & 4th grade teacher. After six years of teaching, I stepped into the librarian position and there is no place I'd rather be! 

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