• WELCOME to your Metropolitan Learning Center Library!

    Click or tap MLC Library Catalog to navigate our Online Catalog or use to the Sora app to look for e-books...

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    If you want to access free e-books in the MLC Online Catalog, choose "eBook" as your material type. (see below)

    Choose Material Type "ebook"

    There's a video* and a slideshow about using the Sora app!

    * Note: We now have "single sign-on" through Google Chrome for Sora. If you are logged into your PPS Google account, you won't have to log in again.
    Also, thanks to Ms. Cassie Lanzas, Wilson HS Librarian, for making this video and sharing it for all of PPS to use!

    Didn't find what you were looking for in the MLC Online Catalog? Make a request for items you'd like to see in our library by clicking here -->> Magic lamp with emerging genie



    Your MLC Library Staff

    "Questions answered, smiles offered, books found!" 

    Contact information:

    • Library Media Assistant: Tim Elmer - telmer@pps.net  
    • Media Specialist: To be announced
    • (503) 916-5737 




    For even more, go to PPS Library Services.  Explore!

    NOTE: If you're accessing this with your phone, be sure to use the left-hand "hamburger menu"  so you can access all of our site's features and menus! 


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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.  


Check it out!

  • (Updated June 21, 2021 -  Check it out!)

     Try Shelver, a reshelving Game

    Try your hand at reshelving books in the proper order. Show off your stuff and become a Master of the Universe! To try the game, click here

    Magnetic Poetry!
     Click here for magnetic poetry!

    Web Site Evaluation
    Click here to review some good criteria for evaluating a website!

    Sample Site #1
    Click here for sample site #1:www.aspartame.net

    Sample Site #2
    Click here for sample site #2: www.dhmo.org

    Elections and Voting
    Click here to log in to our Portaportal page. The guest access username is "mlclibrary".

    Computer Programming

    Go to CODE.ORG

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    Library Basics - 4x5 Pre-Assessment
     Click here to go to the 4x5 Pre-Assessment


    Library Basics - 6th-grade Pre-Assessment
    Click here to launch pre-test https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFZsZjVNeEtaV0NKREYtTDdUdDM4Q1E6MQ

    Banned and Challenged Books
    Click here to read all about banned and challenged books - frequently challenged books, banned/challenged classics, and more. Resources, information, and FAQs about banned books from the American Library Association website.

    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.