Library and Media Resources
The school library is a powerful resource in promoting cultural competency and in celebrating diversity in different forms. The library collection proudly includes materials that encompass the beliefs and ideologies of the diverse groups that are represented within and beyond our school population, as well as materials that help students develop respect, understanding, and appreciation of global cultures.
History of the MP&MS Library
In 1997, Donna Hale (pictured below middle) and her family established The David Hale Library to honor their son, who passed away when he was young. Donna's two older sons attended MP&MS, and their family wanted to give back to the school in a way that would benefit future students of MP&MS.
The David Hale Library was made possible by the Hale family and community members, who contributed to the Memorial Fund in David’s honor. Their collective generousity provided lighting, technology, space for the growing collection of books, supplies, and furnishings.
The David Hale Library is a living memorial that meaningfully serves all MP&MS students as a warm, welcoming space to gather, learn, and explore books and literature of all kinds.
To access the below resources that our librarians have curated please contact Margot for login information.
Online catalog to search books in our collection
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Ed1stop (for student use)
Access Worldbook Encyclopedia Online, BrainPop and more
Pebble Go (K-3)
Database to teach kids about research, reporting, and citing sources.
TeachingBooks.net is an online database of thousands of multimedia resources you can use to explore children's and young adult books and their authors.
San Francisco Public Library
Common Lit Website (3-8)
Common Lit is a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 3rd-12th grade classrooms. Search and filter the collection by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard.
Newslea is a database of current events stories tailor-made for classroom use.
Audible.com has now offered hundreds of free titles for kids to listen to. Here is the link to share with your classes.