Library Media Center Overview
Welcome to the PreK-12 Library website. The purpose of this site is to assist students with successful completion of school assignments and to promote life-long learning. Our collection includes fiction and nonfiction books, books-on-tape, magazines and newspapers. We provide a number of online databases that offer full-text magazine and newspaper articles, along with encyclopedias, biographies and other resources.
Our Book Shelves!
B for biography (or autobiography) - in alphabetical order by subject
F for fiction - in alphabetical order by author's last name
E for early fiction - in alphabetical order by author's last name
000-999 for non-fiction - number order per the Dewey Decimal System
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.
International Children's Digital Library includes stories in many languages. To sign-in use mpbschools & blythedale.
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.”