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Doherty middle school Library

Welcome students and families to your Library at Doherty Middle School. Please feel comfortable using this space and sharing your love of books and reading or sharing your hesitation. We are here to help and support any way we can. Do you have any recommendations? In addition to continuously adding fresh and relevant titles reflecting our students and their interests, we also work with teachers and students on a number of different topics pertaining to curriculum, as well as digital and information literacy.

Elyse Caruso, Librarian

Diverse books are the windows, mirrors, and sliding glass doors that allow readers to see themselves, see others, and enter their world. (Paraphrased from Rudine Sims Bishop]

Everything you want to know about Library @ Doherty for this spring and summer is on this page.

Congratulations to our grade six student Simone Pillidge for receiving an honorable mention in the MHL 2021 Teen Poetry Contest for her poem George Floyd.

Check it out! Congratulations to author Kelly Yang for winning the MCBA award for Front Desk, the first of a series. Expect we'll own the rest as they're published!

Mia Tang has a lot of secrets. Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests. Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the empty rooms for free, the Tangs will be doomed. Number 3: She wants to be a writer. But how can she when her mom thinks she should stick to math because English is not her first language? It will take all of Mia's courage, kindness, and hard work to get through this year. Will she be able to hold on to her job, help the immigrants and guests, escape Mr. Yao, and go for her dreams? -Thorndike Press Publisher

MHL 2020 Middle School Poetry: Poems by our talented winners & honorees!

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your hearts and creativity.


  • Resources from the Doherty Library:

Login using ClassLink to access your library Destiny Discover catalog which includes our print books, some ebooks, Lightbox digital books and our curated Collections pages. [For full access, you must log in to the catalog.]

  • With your MHL library card*:

Download or stream ebooks, audiobooks and magazines with OverDrive.

Use hoopla to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks,& more.

Check out the complete list of online resources at MHL

*If you do not have a library card, fill out this brief form using your personal email account, not the K12 account. Getting and Using a Library Card

Looking for help in choosing books of interest just for you?https://mhlteenroom.tumblr.com/reading_suggestions

Register for a Boston Public Library e-card to access even more resources! [A parent/guardian must register for students under 13 years old]