Ms. Kristen Carlson » Welcome


   Welcome to the Chaparral Middle School Library!  My name is Ms. Kristen Carlson and I recently joined the Chaparral Cougar Team and am very happy to be here.  I am here to support our students, staff, and families with everything our library has to offer.  The library hours are listed below along with my contact information. Please let me know how I can help you.
National Poetry Month
Library Hours
Monday thru Friday
(when school is in session)
8:15 am until 1:45 pm
Please feel free to contact me anytime!
(909) 861-6227  x 54019
Please be sure to check with your parent/guardian before accessing these resources.


Audible Stories from Amazon

Stream an Incredible Collection of StoriesStories Help! They Entertain. They Teach. They Keep Young Minds Active, Alert & Engaged. Hassle Free Exchanges.



Calisphere is a gateway to digital collections from California’s great libraries, archives, and museums.  Discover 1,700,000 images, texts, and recordings…and counting.


Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is the leading source of entertainment and technology recommendations for families.


NASA STEM @ Home Grades 5 - 8

NASA STEM at Home Grades 5- 8:  Fun activities to do at home. Launch rockets. Build a Moon habitat. Solve spacey puzzles and more! These science, technology, engineering and math activities are fun for kids, adults and the whole family.


The National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent agency of the United States government charged with the preservation and documentation of government and historical records. 


National Geographic Kids

Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more. Visit National Geographic Kids today!


Publishers Weekly KidsCast

Interviews with children's and YA authors conducted by Publishers Weekly children's editor Emma Kantor.


Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic Learn at Home: Free Resources for School Closures. Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Unite for Literacy provides free digital access to picture books, narrated in many languages. At Unite for Literacy, we picture a world where all children have access to an abundance of books that celebrate their languages and cultures and cultivate a lifelong love of reading.



Many libraries have resources such as Libby, Overdrive, Hoopla and much more to explore and can be accessed with your library card or have the option to apply for an ecard online at this time.  As always, please ask your parent/guardian before accessing these sites.  Please let me know if you need any assistance with the following links. HAPPY EXPLORING!!


Los Angeles County Public Library

With your LA County Library card, access FREE library resources on your computer or device.  Download or stream eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and movies – all without overdue fines.  You can also get help with your homework, learn a language, or take an online class!


Orange County Public LIbrary

We’ve put this resource list together to meet the needs of those who are learning and/or teaching from home
during this time of social distancing.  Some of these resources require a library card.
Check back frequently as new resources will be added.


 California State Library


Library of Congress





Meet Jerry Craft

Jerry Craft is the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal winning author of the graphic novel, New Kid. His second graphic novel, Class Act, publishes on October 6, 2020. Craft is also the creator of Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning comic strip which won the African American Literary Award five times. He is a cofounder of the Schomburg Center’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts.