June 5, 2019, San Jose, California: Country Lane fifth grade student, Aadya Vadrevu’s design, was selected as the new Moreland/San Jose Public Library library card design, scheduled to be distributed to Moreland students in the fall of next school year. Over 100 design entries were submitted from 4th - 8th grade students, with the top 3 design nominations from each school advancing to a Design Selection Committee, made up of representatives from throughout the District and the San Jose Public Library. Four carefully chosen designs advanced to an online vote that took place May 13 - 17, 2019. Congratulations to our other three finalists:
- “Clues to Curiosity” designed by Aakarsh Real, 7th grade, Moreland Middle School
- “Beyond the Stars” designed by Shannon Shiao, 6th grade, Moreland Middle School
- “Dragons and Books” designed by Mallika Yalangi, 7th grade, Easterbrook Discovery School
Over 800 people participated in the online vote, with the winning entry as Aadya’s design, “Travel the World with Books.” All semi-finalist and finalist design entries can be viewed at www.moreland.org > News and Resources > Library Partnerships.
Moreland is one of only a few school districts chosen by the City of San Jose to pilot a joint library program that provides Moreland students with a physical library card and unlimited online use of the San Jose Public Libraries’ subscription/ebook services. Through Moreland’s online “First-Day Packet” process, parents will choose annually whether to opt in for the San Jose Public Library cards. The activated cards will be delivered to students’ schools and are good for one year and can be renewed the next year during the school registration process.
A special thank you to The Moreland Education Foundation (MEF) who will be funding the physical library cards for each participating student.
This is the Moreland School District’s second partnership with the San Jose Public Library (SJPL). This year, Moreland served as a very successful pilot program for the SJPL’s after-school Coding 5K program, offered in all 7 Moreland schools.