Birch Lane Library

Lynne Sundstrom - Teacher Librarian Rose Turner - Library Tech

Ms. Sundstrom

Ms. Turner

Welcome to the Birch Lane Library!

Our school has an extensive library program and we hope students will visit the library often. Each class has a weekly, regularly scheduled library time. Primary students take part in a rich, literature based program where they are exposed to some of the best new books, award winning books, and authors and illustrators. The intermediate grades meet weekly with a credentialed Teacher Librarian for an information literacy program consisting of internet skills, research strategies, and literature based projects. The library offers many reading incentive programs such as the California Young Reader Medal Program, Third Grade Battle of the Books, and the Intermediate Grades Battle of the Books. The library also hosts a Book Fair during fall and spring parent conference weeks.

The library opens at 8:10 a.m. each morning and closes at 3:15 p.m., except on early dismissal days when it closes at 1:45 p.m.

Please be sure to stop by the library and happy reading!  You can reach  Lynne Sundstrom at or Rose Turner at

 Battle of the Books


Battle of the Books is a favorite library activity for our 3rd – 6th graders. Teams read selected titles and then gather in the MPR to answer questions about each of the books. Parents are invited to serve as judges or support their student by reading the books with them. Third graders are introduced to the concept of Battle of the Books through their own Battle and the Intermediate students (4th, 5th, and 6th graders) battle together. Titles will be released in March 2020. 

3rd grade Battle: April 16, 2020
Intermediate Battle April 24, 2020

Scroll to the Editor of the New York Times

We, the children's book authors & illustrators community, would like to thank Birch Lane Elementary for their brilliant and supportive letter to the New York Times editor about how important picture books are to them by sending them copies of our books.

Our Mission Statement


The mission of the Davis Joint Unified School District libraries is to foster a lifelong love and habit of reading, while promoting skills and literacy in the ethical and effective use of information and technology among all students. This is accomplished by the instruction of teacher librarians supported by technicians, who work collaboratively with faculty and staff and oversee the provision of a wide variety of print and electronic resources.