MPA Book Fair
The MPA Book Fair is online and open for business! 25% of all profits come back to help fund books for the MPA Library.
There are over 6,000 titles to choose from, and you have the opportunity to contribute to buy classroom books for your students' classrooms! Your purchases go to a great cause and you will get some great reads for your family just in time for the holidays! Check out our BookFair page for more details.
Checking Out Library Books
For specific directions on how to check out library books, please click HERE.
Things to remember:
Students may only have out 1 of each of the following items at a time. They may also have no more than 1 of each on hold at a time.
weird but true
Kindergartners may have 1 book out at a time.
LE (1st-2nd-3rd) may have 3 books at a time.
UE (4th-5th-6th) may have 5 books at a time.
For Remote Learners: Once you have logged onto the MPA Library Catalog (below) and chosen your books, you then need to sign-up for a time to come to curbside to pick up your books. Please have your parents click on and fill out THIS FORM to sign up for a pick-up time for your library books.
The library and computer lab are managed by Heather Walter, Librarian and Tech Teacher, and Cindy Snell, Library Assistant, along with a wonderful group of Student Librarians and some very helpful parent volunteers.
Kindergarten and elementary students visit the library with their classes at regularly scheduled times and parents with preschoolers are welcome to stop in on Tuesday mornings between 11:00-11:30 or Monday afternoons between 3:00-3:30 with their preschoolers. Parents of MPA students are also welcome to stop by and check out books in the parent library, located in the conference room.
The MPA Library has a wide assortment of books for kids, including plenty of non-fiction for research or personal interests, lots of award-winning fiction for all reading levels, colorful picture books, and current reference materials.
Students receive lessons in utilizing all the resources in the library, along with having some free time to browse and find books in which they are interested. Teachers sometimes find a quiet corner and use library times for small group or individual lessons.
We discuss with the students the fact that in our country we are very fortunate to have libraries for everyone to use and what life would be like without books.
Students learn how to maneuver around the library and locate books for free-reading, research, and writing resources. Students also learn behavioral expectations for all types of libraries, such as quiet voices and calm bodies, and are encouraged to practice those in our own school library.
The library is also used for multitudes of special events throughout the year: author visits, book fairs, in-house field trips, science lessons, school pictures, numerous meetings and conferences, various classroom skits and performances, and moving-up ceremonies all take place within these walls.
Elementary students also spend some time in the Computer Lab, learning keyboarding, online safety and courtesy, how to navigate the web to find safe, reliable sources of information, and some tools to use to present their information in creative, informative ways.
Our goal is to help the students feel totally at home in a library, finding information and seeking out the peace and contentment found in burying themselves in a good book, learning to make books part of their every day lives.