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San Jose Campus, Swisher Library: Read

The Bolles School San Jose Campus Swisher Library

Click on the categories below for reading suggestions, search the catalogs, or get involved with your library to make and share your own suggestions. 

What Should I Read Next? Reader's Advisory

 A hallmark of library services, Reader's Advisory offers recommendations and suggestions for future reading based on categories or genres.  Click on a tab above to get started.

 

 

 

What is your favorite kind of reading?
Biographies / Autobios / Memoirs: 2 votes (1.41%)
Genre Fiction (ex: fantasy, romance, scifi): 17 votes (11.97%)
How To / DIY (crafts, cooking, building, creating): 0 votes (0%)
Historical: 4 votes (2.82%)
Sports / Athletics: 2 votes (1.41%)
Insight / Philosophy / Religions: 1 votes (0.7%)
Travel / Travel Journals: 0 votes (0%)
Journalism: 2 votes (1.41%)
Poetry / Plays / Verse: 0 votes (0%)
Anime / Graphic Novels: 114 votes (80.28%)
Total Votes: 142

 

Learn more about the current and past winners and their respective award.  

The following Bolles Alumni author collection is available for checkout from Swisher Library.  

Are you a Bolles Alumni author?  We want to hear about it!  Contact John Newman, Alumni Officer, and consider donating your work to this collection.  

The Bolles Bugle’s online mission is to bring student news quickly to the student body and faculty. Different from a regular news site, we emphasize stories unique to Bolles and the students at Bolles. We produce school news throughout the school year. We love writing stories almost as much as we love people reading them so we hope that we become your first stop to up to date school news. 

https://bollesbugleonline.com/

 

Read in Spanish, Chinese, German, French, Catalan, Portuguese. 

In Sora, edit your Preferences / Language. 

The Florida Teens Read (FTR) program is a student- choice reading award program to determine which YA book wins the annual award as the favorite of teens in Florida. The annual reading list is comprised of titles that have been chosen by a committee of twelve school librarians specifically to engage high school students grades 9 through 12, reflect their interests as well as represent a variety of genres, formats, reading levels, viewpoints, and ethnic and cultural perspectives.  

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  This program is designed to entice teens to read. In order to engage their interest and to provide a spur to critical thinking, the book selections include those that involve sensitive issues. The content of some of the titles may be more mature than younger students may have previously encountered. Please recognize that this is a voluntary reading program. Not every book selected will suit every student. In a democratic society, a variety of ideas must find voice. As readers, teens have the choice to read the more mature titles or to close the book.

‚ÄčIt is important for anyone using the Florida Teens Read list to understand that the titles are being chosen with students in grades nine through twelve in mind (young people from the ages of fifteen to eighteen).  The titles are NOT chosen for a student’s reading ability, reading level or Lexile® level. The titles ARE chosen to engage high school students and to reflect their interests. Most of these books have main characters who are in high school and who are often going through mature teen and/or adult situations.

It is understood that all books on the list may not appeal to all teen readers; however, books selected for the list will be of interest to a general young adult audience and will deal with relevant issues and topics of interest in the lives of teenagers.

The list of books nominated for the Florida Teens Read Award is not intended for use as a state-wide collection development tool. Selection policies vary from district to district throughout Florida, and school library media specialists are encouraged to apply appropriate selection criteria for adopting and purchasing those titles that best meet the needs of their libraries and schools.

Learn More
       

 

Books curated by genre and interest in Swisher:  

 

 

 

eBooks, audiobooks and digital magazines curated by interest in Sora:   

 

 

 

"Where do I find books about ... "

Explore interests according to their number: 

It's Back!  March Book Madness '22!

Students voting in every round to advance their favorites are entered into a drawing for $25 gift cards to the Campus Bookstore.  Voting begins March 15th and will be posted on Schoology SJ Library as well.  

 

WINNER: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

4 student winners announced on Schoology stop by the library for prizes

Brought to you by Friends of the Library.  

 

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Sora Sweet Reads

        May 4th - August 17th 2022      

  This optional and recreational reading program is designed to encourage reading. Students, use your Bolles username and password to access these eBooks & audiobooks on Sora. 

Identify Subjects and Interests:

Search the Library Catalogs

Search eBooks, Audiobooks & Magazines in Sora

To access your personal account on Sora: 

Username: Bolles Outlook email address

Password: Bolles Microsoft Password

 

Search print books in Swisher library

To access your personal account on the library catalog:

Username: Student ID# with the leading zeroes

Password: Bolles Microsoft Password