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Library Learning Center

Welcome to Indian Hills Elementary School’s Library Media Center 

Salt Lake City School Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Library Learning Center is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. A strong Library Learning Center program, administered by a certified Library Technology Teacher, positively impacts student achievement. The Library Technology Teacher is a certified teacher, instructional partner, information specialist and program coordinator.

Library Fall Newsletter

Greeting K-2 Families!

Would you like to have a paper book for your child to read?  The Indian Hills Library is starting to check out books to K-2 students.  Students/Parents must complete the Book Check Out Form (Links to an external site.), and then collect the books from the grade level tables in the foyer.  Books will be grouped with the child's name and placed in a crate on the grade level table.  Books will be returned to the library bin in the foyer.  My Goal is to checkout two books for each student every two weeks.  The first book drop will be October 14th.  All forms must be completed by October 11th.  

Because books need to be quarantined after being returned, not everything will be available right away.  Thanks for your patience as I gather books similar to what you have requested.  Students grade 3-6 will be able to use a different method of holding books and will begin their book drops starting after October Break.  Happy Reading!

Please contact Ms. Christian with any questions.


What is Battle of the Books?

Students (grades 4-6) who read at least 8 books and complete the online summary form will be able to participate in the school Battle of the Books in late winter 2021. Students will compete in a question and answer format about the 20 assigned books. The top four school winners will represent Indian Hills during the district Battle of the Books in 2021. The Battle of the Books is a competition, but most importantly, it creates excitement about high quality children's literature. There is a variety of books, so everyone will find something that they like. Students might even discover a new genre type. So keep reading and don't forget to complete the summary. Most of the new Battle books are found on the Sora App .  Students use their school student username and password.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Christian (

Battle of the Books

Andrews, Ryan.  This Was Our Pact.  First Second, 2019.

Auxier, Jonathan. Sweep: The story of a girl and her monster. Amulet Books, 2018.

Barton, Chris. What Do You Do With A Voice Like That? Beach Lane Books, 2018.

Elliott, Zetta, and Geneva B. Dragons in a Bag. Yearling, an Imprint of Random House Children's Books, 2019.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. The Strangers (Greystone Secrets, Book 1).  Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Heidicker, Christian McKay.  Scary Stories for Young Foxes.  Henry Holt and Company, 2019.

Hernandez, Carlos Alberto Pablo.  Sal & Gabi Break the Universe.  Disney Hyperion, 2019.

Korman, Gordon. The Unteachables. Balzer + Bray, an Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Lord, Cynthia.  Because of the Rabbit.  Scholastic Press, 2019.

McDunn, Gillian. Caterpillar Summer.  Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2019.

Oppel, Kenneth. Inkling.  Alfred A. Knopf,  2018.

Parry, Rosanne. A Wolf Called Wander. Greenwillow Books, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Roberts, Barbara Carroll.  Nikki on the Line. Little, Brown and Company, 2019.

Robeson, Teresa. Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung helped unlock the secrets of the atom. Sterling Children’s Books, 2019.

Sichol, Lowey Bundy. From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019.

Van Eekhout, Greg. Cog. Harper, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers, 2019.

Venkatraman, Padma.  The Bridge Home.  Nancy Paulsen Books, 2019.

Wang, Jen.  Stargazing.  First Second, 2019.

White, J.A.  Nightbooks.  Katherine Tegen Books, 2018.

Watson, Renee.  Some Places More Than Others.  Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2019.

Book List 

This list was released recently by The American Library Association (ALA), and The Children's Book Council (CBC) to help guide advanced readers to appropriate, challenging, rigorous books.

Sora Reading APP

Students can checkout books using the Sora App.  You can even link the city library collection to your account.  Students use their school username and password.

Carlynn Christian

Organization Information

Indian Hills Elementary School
School Librarian/Media Specialist

Contact Information

Work Email
Work Phone
801-584-2909   x2170
Library 217

Other Information

About Me

I am looking forward to another school year at Indian Hills Elementary.  I am excited to announce the 2020-2021 Battle of the Book List (Grades 4-6). Students can get a head start on reading this summer. Students who read at least 8 books and complete the online summary will be able to participate in school Battle of the Books (early 2021). The school winners will represent Indian Hills during the district Battle of the Books in 2021. Let the reading begin, and don't forget to track your books using the online form found on the Indian Hills library web page under resources.

 This is my fifth year at Indian Hills and my 10th year as a Library Technology Teacher.  Additionally, I have over 10 years of experience teaching Secondary Science.  I have taught in Bolivia, Texas, England, and Utah.  I have a BS in Natural Resources and Environmental Science from Purdue University and a MS in Secondary Education from Indiana University.  I have additional endorsements in ESL and Educational Technology.

I enjoy working at Indian Hills because the students are eager to learn new things, and I am able to learn new things from them.  


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