• Vision

    Cultivating transliterate thinkers in collaboration with the Peninsula community.


    The Peninsula School Library exists to educate students and staff in the identification, evaluation, and use of multimedia materials for their curricular information and personal interests. It develops the attitudes, ethics, and skills to use 21st-century resources in all formats to become effective users and creators of information.

     Peninsula's Teacher-Librarian: Jenny Gapp

    I help students THINK.

    Teach inquiry, 
    ypothesize which resource is best for which student, and
    Increase literacy scores,
    Necessitating independent digital citizens and
    nowledge creators.

    Ms. Gapp is a certified Teacher Librarian. She has a BA from the University of Oregon in Comparative Literature, her Educational Media K-12 teaching license from Portland State University, and a Master in Library Science from Emporia State University. She is now working on her 21st year as a school librarian and 15th in Portland Public Schools.

    In the 2024-25 school year, Ms. Gapp will go from having been full time at Peninsula for 13 years, to .4 which means the library will only be open two days a week. The doors will be closed the other three school days.

    "I am excited to be serving you and sharing my love of literacy with Peninsula students. We explore multiple facets of information literacy, including how to choose the right book, navigate online databases, identify what a reliable online resource is, employ literary devices, use the web efficiently and exercise digital citizenship. Students will make connections to stories by examining themselves, other texts, and the world at large. The library houses high-quality, informational texts, and literature that reflects the student body. I strive to equip students with skills that apply across the content areas...as well as their present and future lives!" 

     Read on Peninsula!
    -Ms. Gapp

    What's Library All About? PTA Slides

    Borrowing & Return Policies

    • Kindergarten: 2 books
    • 1st & 2nd : 3 books 
    • 3rd -5th : 5 books
    • More books may be checked out to students at the librarian's discretion when a student's account is in good standing.
    • You may receive an e-mail indicating that your child has an overdue book. This comes from our automated software and serves as a courtesy reminder. Please contact the Library directly with questions and concerns.
    • Students may borrow books for 14 days = 2 weeks, plus 2 renewals (unless someone else places a HOLD on the book)
    • You will receive a courtesy e-mail notice 3 days before the book is due reminding you to renew or return it.
    • You will receive an automated overdue notice via e-mail after 14 days, and then again after 28 days.
    • Daily fines are not accrued; however, if a book is not returned by the end of the school year, or if it drowns, is eaten, burned, or otherwise damaged you will be charged for the cost of replacement.
    • Bills are generated in School Pay for unreturned materials at the end of each year. In addition, bills are generated by the librarian as books are damaged or determined to be lost throughout the school year.
    • Students are limited to 2 books from the same series and no more than 2 graphic novels at a time.
    • Students may renew their own books by logging into their account here.
      Students should use their PPS network username and password.
      This username/password is the same as StudentVue, Google Apps, etc. 

      Three Options for Lost Books


Ms. Gapp
  • Contact Me

    Jenny Gapp

    Peninsula K5 School,
    Portland Public Schools

    503.916.6275 x 77416
    Monday and Tuesday only

    NOAA  Teacher at Sea Blog

  • Donate

    The library is ALWAYS in need of new books. We prefer you pick something off our wish list or make monetary donations. Shelf-ready books
    require review by the school librarian to meet the needs of our collection, be age-appropriate, and meet content-quality standards.

    We do not accept unsolicited used books. 

    school pay

    Donate to Peninsula's School Library directly through School Pay using the button above. Or, if you prefer picking out books, consider choosing from our wish list by clicking the button below.

    Amazon Wish List


     Thank you to the anonymous amazon shoppers who have donated books to our collection!
    We have one book fairy, in particular, we would like to thank for their ongoing support. They have donated around 100 books JUST in the 2022-23 school year alone! Over the course of the past several years, our book fairy has donated hundreds and hundreds of books. 

    book fairy