Welcome to the Tohatchi Middle School Library!





Mission Statement

Tohatchi Middle School Library plays a key role in helping the school to fulfill its goal. The library’s mission is to ensure that students and teachers become effective users of ideas and information.  This mission is accomplished by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in many formats, by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading and actively involving students, teachers, administration, parents, and the community at large.


Strategic Goal

The library media program will support the improvement of the students’ reading comprehension school wide at least one level as measured by their performance on the STAR assessment.

Library Rules








Message from the Librarian

It gives me pleasure to welcome you to Tohatchi Middle School Library. Our library is committed to support the overall vision, mission and program of the school. It provides services including reading materials, online resources, reading program, and library instruction. I want to invite our students, teachers and members of our community to visit our library and discover our collections. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at or 505-721-4908.


Maria Gonzales

Library Contact Information

Librarian :  Maria Francisca M. Gonzales

Email :

Tel.# : 505-721 4908

Fax# :505-721 4999



Use of the Library

  1. The library is open daily from Monday thru Friday at 7:30 am – 3:10 pm.
  2. A student is entitled to borrow 3-5 books at a time. All books are checked out for one week except for reference books which are to be read or used inside the library only.
  3. Fines are not charged for overdue books, but the students are not allowed to check out books until the overdue book/s have been returned or paid for if lost or misplaced. A student may check out again some books when his/her record has been cleared.
  4. The books in Tohatchi Middle School Library are shelved by type of collection (General Collection, Native American, Fiction, Biography, and Reference) and are arranged based on the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Destiny Library Catalog provides access to the library collection’s author, title, subject, and call number. Books are checked out using the Destiny Library System.
  5. Students are welcome to visit the library and use its resources before school or during lunchtime without a pass. During class time, individual student or group of students (maximum of 5) with an official library pass may use the resources in the library for academic purposes only.  Library passes should be signed by the teacher and the teacher should indicate the assignments and a time to return to the class.  Library passes should be issued for 15-30 minute visits at a time.  Each teacher is limited to sending 5 students on one library pass each period.  If more than 5 students from one class is necessary, the teacher should schedule the library for that period and come to the library with his/her whole class.  Scheduled classes will receive preference over walk-in patrons regarding the use of the resources and space.


Accelerated Reader

(Please click this link to access AR.)

In support to the reading program of our school, the library is helping teachers and administrators promote reading through Accelerated Reader to improve the students’ reading comprehension skills.

 Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers and librarians manage and monitor students’ independent reading practice. A student picks a book based on his/her reading level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, student takes a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz is an indication that a student understood what was read.  The program keeps track of all the tests taken and points earned for each participating student. The multiple choice tests are made up of 5, 10, or 20 comprehension and recall questions. After completing the test, the student is shown how many questions were answered correctly. The program shows the answers for the questions missed and awards reading points to the student’s record.

 Teachers and librarians help students choose books at an appropriate readability level that are challenging without being frustrating, ensuring that students can pass the quiz and experience success.



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