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the book fair is back!

The Book Fair is coming May 20th -26th.  Online shopping is available 5/20 - 6/2. 

  • Set up an eWallet - a safe way to give your child access to funds to buy books without sending them with cash.
  • Parents are welcome to visit the book fair after school from 2:30 - 3:30 on Fri 5/20, Mon 5/23, Tues 5/24, and Thur 5/26.  The book fair is closed on Weds after school.  AM Kinder and TK parents can come with their children after school on those same days from 11:45 - 12:15.
  • The Book Fair will be open before the movie at FTC Movie Night on Fri 5/20 from 6 - 7pm.  Families are welcome to shop together.  Children cannot come to the Book Fair at Movie Night without an adult.
  • Access the online shopping tool to have books sent directly to your home.

Please visit the Book Fair Home Page for more information.  Thank you for supporting our school library and getting more books into the hands of our students.

Welcome to the Brier Library!

Julie Hale, Library Media Technician
Email Address:
Phone number: (510) 657-5020 X 23027

Hours: The library is currently closed to students outside of their classroom visits due to COVID protocol.
Mon: 8:15 to 2:51 
Tues: 8:15 to 2:51 
Wed: 8:15 to 1:41 
Thurs: 8:15 to 2:51 
Friday: Library is closed 

oh the places you ll go“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” 
― Dr. Seuss


Brier Library:
Our library serves over 750+ students and contains over 15,000 volumes. We have 7 computers for student use to conduct research, take accelerated reader tests, or to access our online catalog.

Students check out books weekly, but are encouraged to exchange their books during recess or after school if they are done with them. Parents, too, can check out, and are welcome to come after school or when I do not have a class. Our school library has many bi-lingual books in over 17 languages, including Spanish, French, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.

Student Checkouts:

Grade TK/K: 1 book

1st Grade through 3rd grade : up to 2 books

4th grade through 6th grade: up to 3 books

Books are due weekly but may be renewed for an additional week.

Accelerated Reader:

Accelerated Reader is a reading incentive program where students read books and earn points based on successfully passing quizzes. If students reach their points goal, as set by the teacher, they will be invited to a DJ party in the spring.  Quizzes can been taken in the classroom, computer lab or in Brier Library. Accelerated Reader point levels range from 1 pt to 500 pts. Point levels are tracked by the teacher. To access AR titles refer to this website: AR Bookfinder

Online Catalog:Brier's Online Catalog can be accessed from school or home. Select Brier, and it will bring up a search screen.  Type in the author, title, or subject to see what books are in the Brier Library.  It will also tell you whether or not the book is checked out.  

Online Encyclopedias for student use:  FUSD currently has online access to Britannica Online Encyclopedia.  This is an excellent resource for class projects and reports.  The link to this encyclopedia is on the FUSD Library Webpage.  Access the FUSD Library Webpage by clicking the link on the right.  Scroll down to the bottom to find the link and sign in information for the encyclopedia.  This page also has links for homework help, dictionaries and literature lists for each grade level.


We have two Scholastic Bookfairs one in the fall and one in the spring. The money raised from the fair is used to purchase books and supplies for the library. The state has cut school library funding drastically in recent years and is less than $1 per student. Therefore, the majority of our funding to support our library comes directly from bookfair profit. Many parent volunteers are needed to run the book fair.  If you are interested in volunteering contact our librarian or go to sign up for specific volunteer opportunities on our book fair volunteer page by clicking this link: