Murdock-Portal Library

Welcome to our new school year 2019-2020! It will be an exciting year of many new books, and two new student computers for everyone too!

This Fall, librarians from the Cupertino Public Library will visit and introduce each class to all resources that are available to every Portal student! If your parents would like to attend, they are welcome to join us in the library on these dates. 8:30 am - 11:45 am

Monday, September 16, 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

As always, these online library websites are available to all Portal students throughout the school year:


ID: Murdo799 PW: shelf


ID: your student lunch code number PW: your google password


ID: S + Student ID + CUSD (i.e. S1234567CUSD)

PW: Birth month + 00 (i.e. May = 0500)

Reading Buddies is happening again this new school year! Check back in a few weeks for new volunteer opportunities! We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday at recess. Rockhoppers (and high-level readers in 3rd grade) volunteer to spend two recesses a week to read to K/1 emerging readers. Reading Buddies meet in the library every Tuesday and Thursday at recess. If you are a Rockhopper or 3rd grader who loves reading to others, and you want to help a buddy get better at reading, this is the program for you! You must also be willing to spend your entire recess on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the library.

Are you someone who likes to celebrate your birthday with a book? If so, the Birthday Book Donation is for you! Portal students who make a Birthday Book donation to Portal School get to choose a brand new book from a selection of NEW books in our library. We attach a permanent label with your name and birthday Month/day on the inside of the book to celebrate you!

Birthday Book Donation forms will be sent out with your first day packet and the Portal library thanks you in advance for your Birthday Book donations! Your generous donations last year brought us the latest Dairy of a Wimpy Kid and Land of Stories books, books on animals and American history, and other titles on our student and teacher wish lists!