Welcome to the Library!
Media Specialist: Tini Maier
Library Assistant: Tim Elmer
Hours: Library is open Monday-Thursday: 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday.
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.
Click here to navigate our Online Catalog:
From here, you can check what books we have, what you/your student has currently checked out and when it's due, and you can renew books from here as well! You can also check the library holdings of every PPS school.
Check it out!
(This page to be updated, but still lots of good info. Check it out!)
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
2017 Oregon Readers' Choice Award BLOG!
The nominees for the 2017 ORCA award are here! Click here to check out MLC's ORCA blog!
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
We are always looking for a few extra hands if you have the time to help re-shelve books, label new ones or any of the other tasks we have on our to-do list. Give us a call or stop by the library; we'll be grateful for the help!
What Do You Have Checked Out? Check Your Library Account!
You can check your MLC library account from home! Go to the MLC Library Catalog. 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: