• PPS Library Catalog

    Vision

    Cultivating transliterate thinkers in collaboration with the Peninsula community.

    Mission

    The Peninsula School Library exists to educate students and staff in the identification, evaluation and use of multimedia materials for their curricular information and personal interests. It develops the attitudes, ethics, and skills to use 21st century resources in all formats to become effective users and creators of information.


     Peninsula's Teacher-Librarian: Jenny Gapp

    I help students THINK.

    Teach inquiry, 
    H
    ypothesize which resource is best for which student, and
    Increase literacy scores,
    Necessitating iCitizens and
    K
    nowledge creators.

    Ms. Gapp is a certified Teacher Librarian. She has a BA from the University of Oregon in Comparative Literature, her Educational Media K-12 teaching license from Portland State University, and a Masters in Library Science from Emporia State University. She is now working on her 17th year as a school librarian and ninth at Peninsula.

    For more about Ms. Gapp check out her blog.

    "I am excited to be serving you and sharing my love of literacy with Peninsula students. We explore multiple facets of information literacy, including: how to choose the right book, navigate online databases, identify what a reliable online resource is, employ literary devices, use the web efficiently and exercise digital citizenship. Students will make connections to stories by examining themselves, other texts, and the world at large. The library houses high quality, informational texts, and literature that reflects the student body. I strive to equip students with skills that apply across the content areas...as well as their present and future lives!" 

     Read on Peninsula!
    -Ms. Gapp

    "Outside a dog, books are man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark too read." -Groucho Marx

    What's Library All About? PTA Slides


    Borrowing & Return Policies

    • Kindergarten: 1 book out at a time, this book remains in the classroom.
                               2 books out with parent present, these may be taken home.
    • 1st & 2nd : 2 books 
    • 3rd -5th : 5 books
    • More books may be checked out to students at librarian's discretion when a student's account is in good standing.
    • You may receive an e-mail indicating that your child has an overdue book. This comes from our automated software and serves as a courtesy reminder. Please contact the Library directly with questions and concerns.
    • Students may borrow books for 14 days = 2 weeks, plus 2 renewals (unless someone else places a HOLD on the book)
    • You will receive a courtesy e-mail notice 3 days before the book is due reminding you to renew or return it.
    • You will receive an automated overdue notice via e-mail after 14 days, and then again after 28 days.
    • Daily fines are not accrued; however, if a book is not returned by the end of the school year, or if it drowns, is eaten, burned, or otherwise damaged you will be charged for the cost of replacement.
    • Bill generated in School Pay for unreturned materials at the end of each year. In addition, bill generated by librarian as books are damaged or determined to be lost throughout the school year.
    • Students are limited to 2 books from the same series and no more than 2 graphic novels at a time.
    • Students may renew their own books by logging into their account at:
      http://library.nwtoolbox.org/common/welcome.jsp?site=142&context=pps
      Students should use their PPS network username and password.
      This username/password is the same as StudentVue.

      Three Options for Lost Books


     

    Volunteers

    Thank you for your support and interest in the Peninsula Library! I look forward to working with you this year.
    Volunteer Expectations

    My philosophy is that YOU are volunteering YOUR time, so I am completely flexible, all I ask is that if you are scheduled for a particular day and time just send me a quick e-mail or phone call if you are going to be gone. Additional volunteer info.
         Typical Volunteer Duties

    • Shelving
    • Processing New Books
    • Preparing Books for Discard
    • Repairing Books
    • Assisting in prep and set-up for student activities
Ms. Gapp
  • Contact Me

    Jenny Gapp
    Teacher-Librarian/Site Technology Coordinator/PAT Building Rep

    Peninsula K5 School,
    Portland Public Schools


    jgapp@pps.net  
    503.916.6275 x 77416

  • Donate

    Donate to Peninsula's School Library directly through School Pay using the button above. Or, if you prefer picking out books, consider choosing from our wish list by clicking the button below.

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