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School= Carrizozo

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Smithsonian Institute

You can't miss with this site for research.


Library of Congress

The US people's library!

Library of Congress

US Holocaust Museum

Holocaust Museum

Evaluating websites

Tutorial from UC Berkeley

Evaluating websites

Country Background Notes

Link to US State Department Background Notes for other countries. Useful for World History classes, Foreign Language countries, etc.

Background Notes (US State)




The Carrizozo School Library is open daily Monday through Thursday from 7:45 AM to 4:05 PM.
Please feel free to visit our library to check out books, do homework and research, or use computers.


Nestled against the White Mountains in the Tularosa Basin of central New Mexico, Carrizozo hosts a  variety of art & culture, along with several opportunities to see the magnificent landscape of the surrounding area. Carrizozo has two museums, three parks, and one nationally protected lava flow. 

   The School library is located inside Clegg Hall of the High School, where 15000+ books and reference documentation is open for the use of the students. 

   The librarian is Mrs. Carol Wilson.


Sites that will help students and community members with study and library related information: (Click on the titles)

  1. Library Catalog (only use this link if you are at the school) 
  2. Infotrac 

Good Books to Read

Looking for something good to read but just don't know what to choose?

Check out these lists to help you decide what to read next!


The Land of Enchantment Book Award, New Mexico's annual state book award, is an exciting program designed to encourage the youth of New Mexico to read outstanding books of literary quality. A committee selects two lists of books -- children's and young adult. Then, New Mexico’s young people read and vote for the winners. 

Click here for the latest Young Adult book nominees for the Land of Enchantment Award.

 Be sure to check out the Past Winners link  for more good books to read.  


 Books in a Series Lists

Use the following sites to determine books that belong in a series. Sometimes books in a series should be read in order. Use these sites to find out which book comes 1st, 2nd, etc.


Award Books

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinuished American children's book published the previous year.


The Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to an American publisher for a children's book considered to be the most outstanding of those books orginially published in a foreign language in a foreign country, and subsequently translated into English and published in the United States. m


The Pura Belpre Award, established in 1996, is presented to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth.


The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in English during the preceding year.


The Michael L. Printz Award is an award for a book the exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature.


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