WELCOME to your Metropolitan Learning Center Library!
"Questions answered, smiles offered, books found!"
Virtual Library Desk Hours:
- Library Media Assistant: Tim Elmer - Monday - Friday 9:00 - 1:00
- Media Specialist: Tini Maier - Monday & Tuesday 1:00 - 4:00
Tim Elmer is available in Google Meet during his Virtual Library Desk Hours and in GMail. Coming soon: Tim will be using Remind to communicate via phone calll or text message, once his access is set up. Please stay tuned for details and updates.
To contact Tini Maier:
- If you are a Kx5 student, you may send a message in Seesaw.
- If you are a 6th grade student, you may send a message in Canvas.
- Tini will also be using Remind to communicate via phone calll or text message, once access is set up. Please stay tuned for details and updates.
Tini also has GMail. She receives a lot of e-mail from various sources though, so going through your classroom, for K-6, is best, or through Remind for all grade levels, K-12.
Thanks! We are here to help! ~ Tim E. & Tini
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To access free ebooks, choose:
For even more, go to PPS Library Services. Explore!
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MLC Library Mission Statement:
The mission of the MLC library is to match students with books and materials that provide "mirrors" to reflect their own experiences and "windows" into the lives of others, multiple perspectives of history to understand how the present came to be, and resources to invent the future of what could be! We are here to share the ethical, wise, and creative use of reliable and trustworthy information resources. We are here to inspire reading and listening, wondering and seeking, questioning and taking action.
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(Updated September 9, 2020. Check it out!)
Oregon Reader's Choice Awards (ORCA) 2020-2021
The nominees for the 2020-2021 school year have been announced. More information on getting these books will become available in the next few weeks.
Try the Reshelving Game!
Try your hand at reshelving FIC, E, non-fiction. Show off your stuff and become a Master of the Universe! To try the game, click here
Click here for magnetic poetry!
Hoax or Real? Can You Tell?
When you click on the following link, you will be directed to a list of websites. Some are hoaxes (not true) and some are real. Can you tell which is which?
Web Site Evaluation
Click here to review some good criteria for evaluating a website!
Check it out! See our amazing 6th-grade students present book talks on their favorite books! Find them on Teacher Tube by clicking here!
4x5 Lego Movie Maker projects:
Elections and Voting
Click here to log in to our Portaportal page. The guest access username is "mlclibrary".
To get to your computer programming account, click on the links below.
For Susan's class, click here
For Betsy's class, click here
Sample Site #1
Click here for sample site #1:www.aspartame.net
Sample Site #2
Click here for sample site #2: www.dhmo.org
Click here to go to the 4x5 Pre-Assessment
Click here to launch pre-test https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFZsZjVNeEtaV0NKREYtTDdUdDM4Q1E6MQ
Banned and Challenged Books
Click here to read about the difference between a challenge and a ban, why books are challenged, and who challenges books.
Click here to read about frequently challenged books, sorted by by year, by author, statistics, by decade, and banned and challenged classics.
Click here to read a full list of books challenged or banned by year, compiled since 2004, the reasons behind the challenge or ban, and the result of the challenge or ban. Note: Scroll to the bottom of this page for each link, by year.
Volunteer @ the Library
There are always jobs to be done in the library. Right now and unfortunately, because of COVID-19, we're not taking student volunteers at this time. When in-person classes resume we'll have more information about it.
Your Library Account...
Want to know what you have checked out?
You can check your MLC library account from anywhere you're connected. Go to pps.net/mlclibrary and log in with your PPS Google ID. (Click the image to GO!)
Look at the upper right corner—it says “Login.” Click and type in your first name and last name. In the next line, type in your six-digit student number. You can see what is checked out and when it’s due. You can also renew books from home!
Research and Other Links
MLC Library Catalog
The Oregonian (current news only)
The New York Times
Want to know the order of any series? Click here to find out!
Evaluate web sites with RADCAB
Looking for something to read? We've got you covered! Click below for some fantastic recommendations: