Library Media Center
Library Media Center Overview
Welcome to MPB's Pre-K through Grade 12 library.
Here we assist students with successful completion of school assignments and encourage life-long learning.
We provide online databases that offer full-text magazine and newspaper articles, encyclopedias, and other resources.
Our physical collection is divided into two major groups: FICTION and NON-FICTION.
Research Made Easy
Stories are available online at the following sites. If you need assistance accessing any of this material, please ask a teacher or visit your librarian. Children's author Hans Wilhelm has made stories including Waldo (link to story) and Tyrone (link to story) available online. International Children's Digital Library (link to website) includes stories in many languages (to sign-in use mpbschools & blythedale).
FICTION at MPB
E books for our elementary readers are sorted alphabetically by author's last name.
F books for our middle & high school readers are sorted alphabetically by author's last name.
NON-FICTION at MPB
000-999 nonfiction books are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal System by subjects.
B for both biography & autobiography are arranged alphabetically by the person under study.
Come & Play
The Stone by Paulo Coelho
A wise woman who was traveling in the mountains found a precious stone in a stream. The next day she met another traveler who was hungry, and the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him. She did so without hesitation. The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune. He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime. But, a few days later, he came back to return the stone to the wise woman. “I’ve been thinking," he said. “I know how valuable this stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious. Teach me what you have within you that enabled you to give me this stone.”