•  COVID 19 Update:

    Summer Reading IS Happening! Here is a video I recorded with Multnomah County Youth Librarian Brianne Williams regarding all the details for how to participate in the Summer Reading Game.   Here is an open access copy of the video.

    Have you been working on your science fair project while learning from home?

    The time and place have arrived where you can share your project. The place is in the Forest Park Library Media Google Classroom. Within the google classroom there is a Science Fair Topic and Post that includes a Flip Grid. The Flip Grid settings have been set for up to 10 mins of recording time. Anytime is the time to load your project to the flipgrid. Miss Laura will approve the post and it will then be live on Flipgrid. We look forward to viewing your work. 

    Science Fair FLIPGRID QR CODEScience Fair Flipgrid QR

    Calling all 5th Graders, check out this video interview with the West Sylvan Middle School Library Media Specialist Clair McInnis: West Sylvan Interview

    TO ACCESS EBOOKS WITHOUT LOGGING IN (must be using your district Chrome web browser) USE THE DISTRICT LIBRARY PAGE FOUND HERE:

    Here is a screencast I made to help you search for ebooks only Screencast ebook searching

    All fines and notices were suspended March 13. When school reopens please return books to the library.

    The Beverly Cleary Children's Choice Award has gone virtual. The voting deadline has been extended to June 27, 2020.

    The books are easliy accessed digitally on the site in the linked image below. Beverly Cleary celebrated her 104 birthday this year. 

    She lives in Pasadena, CA.


    Click on the google doc link for some resources I curated with the Forest Park students and families in mind: Newly added a link to the AMAZING British Library Harry Potter Exhibit!!

    It includes a Mo Willems daily lunch doodle and a learning at home road map from Common Sense Media.


    Hogwarts Escape Room

    Miss Laura's Census Video

    Here is an email I recieved from the Multnomah County Youth Librarian with whom I collaborate:

    Hi Laura,
    I hope you both are doing OK during this crazy time.  I wanted to make sure you knew about these resources from Multnomah County Library that might be useful for your families:
    This infographic explains how to use your phone number to get an immediate library card so you can access free ebooks from home using the Libby app.  I've attached a pdf of the same infographic in Spanish.
    We're buying more copies of ebooks every day, but use is also increasing, so your families may have to place holds on ebooks.  If they are looking for something that is available immediately, here is a list of the ebooks for kids and teens that are ALWAYS available because we have unlimited copies of them.
    If your families want access to more than ebooks (like our streaming services like Kanopy and Hoopla or our language learning software like Mango Languages or Tumblebooks' Read-along picture books), they can get a full-access library card remotely now, on the library's website
    Please let me know if there is anything else we can do to support you!  This is such a tough time for families and schools and I'd love to help out.
    Take good care of yourself,
    Brianne Williams
    Youth Librarian
    Multnomah County Library
    Sellwood-Moreland Library
    Pronouns: she/her/hers

    Welcome to the Forest Park Library Webpage.


    Library Image Forest Park Foxes Bridge Tour


    You can pay Library Fees Here:https://www.schoolpay.com/link/ForestParkLibrary

    Make a Donation to the Forest Park Library Collection Here:https://www.schoolpay.com/link/ForestParkLibrary

     EBOOKS HERE: Ebooks or cut and paste into your browser this address:  www.pps.net/library 



    Welcome to the Forest Park Library!!


    Dear Parents,


    I am thrilled to serve your student as the Forest Park Library Media Specialist! I look forward to helping your student become a critical thinker, enthusiastic reader, skillful researcher, and ethical user of information.


    I will be teaching library lessons weekly. During this time I will teach them how to find and use resources, use the research process, appreciate literature and more. Our wonderful library assistant Tricia Dowling will be in the library additional hours.


    Please encourage your child to to enjoy and take care of our library materials and return them for more. The books are checked out for 2 weeks. Most times students return them weekly for new books. Late fines and lost book fees will be managed by School Pay this year. Please do not pay fines or books fees until the books are certain to be lost. It will be quite challenging to make changes to student accounts once a payment has been made.


    We LOVE having parent volunteers in the library. We need help with shelving books, assisting students in locating books, and support for various library activities including author visits.Our parent volunteer Mette Pederson runs our Forest Park Birthday Book Club. Look for letters home during your child’s birthday season regarding this thriving library program.


    For more information, please call me at 503-916-5400 ext. 73368. The school library webpage is available as well. It provides many eBooks for use on devices.


    Happy Reading!

    Laura Axon