Welcome to the Library!
Click PPS Library Services for ebooks & so much more! Explore!
Don't worry about passwords. It's all been opened up for PPS-HD distance learning.
The SORA site is fun! Try Teen Book Cloud or TumbleMath.
JLG (Junior Library Guild) changes their free offerings, so look often.
PPS Library Services also has links now to free resources for younger students, with their remote access codes, including:
Scholastic Learn at Home
Not up for reading on a screen? Try an audiobook!
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!
Click banner or MLC Library Catalog to navigate our Online Catalog:
To access free ebooks, choose:
Virtual Library Desk Hours:
"Questions answered, smiles offered, books found!"
Library Assistant: Tim Elmer - Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs. 10:00 - 12:00
Media Specialist: Tini Maier - Mon. 1:00 - 3:00
Update: You may now VIDEO CHAT with Tim E. or Tini during library office hours! Contact your teacher for the Google Meet nickname.
You may also email Tim Elmer at firstname.lastname@example.org . For reaching Tini, for K-6, message her through your Library Specials class: Seesaw for Kx2 or Google Classroom for 3x6. (Your message is less likely to get lost in the pile, versus email.) Tini will reply on her MLC days: Mondays and Tuesdays.
Thanks! We want to help! ~ Tim E. & Tini
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.
What you see below is about print books, for when on-site school is in session. Please do not worry about any books you have from school. We will get them when we return. Stay safe!
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!
(Updated April 24, 2020. Check it out!)
Oregon Reader's Choice Awards (ORCA) 2019-2020
If (and only if) you missed voting for ORCA 2019-2020: Click or tap here to vote. Please note that the ORCA voting for 2019-2021 has been EXTENDED UNTIL June 15, 2020 due to COVID-19. As of 4/24/202 this was not indicated on the ORCA web site but we received notirfication from the ORCA Chair about the extension.
You may also want to [click or tap here] to check out the ORCA BLOG.
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
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: