Welcome to our Mendenhall Middle School Library.

Scrabble Club - Held on Mondays after school in the Library, come join the fun of playing Scrabble, join anytime. Last meeting Nov. 28th.

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At your service in the library is Mrs. Hornbeck, the Library Media Specialist, at Mendenhall.  


To access our Library Catalog:





The Accelerated Reader Program has over 100,000 tests for books and is updated every few weeks to include the latest novels.  If you would like to access the AR list from a location other than school, the website is:



Your student's Accelerated Reader progress can be viewed on the following site:

hosted283.renlearn.com/280958/HomeConnect.  Type in their ID and password to log into their student record.

The Library hours for the 2016 - 2017 school year are:


7:50-3:30   Mondays, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - Closed most Monday mornings due to Math Counts.

7:50-2:30   Wednesday (except on staff collaboration days, when the library will close at 2:15)

Students are welcome to use the library during their lunch break by signing in before or after school and during the break, before school and after school unless otherwise posted.  Because meetings are sometimes held after school in the library, a notice will be posted on the library entrance door every day regarding its availability.  



If you have any inquiries about the library, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mrs. Hornbeck, jhornbeck@lvjusd.k12.ca.us


Library Media Specialist

Math Textbook Links

AR testing site:

Parent Links

Here is a great website to check content of Movies, Videos, Apps, Websites, Books, etc:




Also a great article regarding Cell phones and your child:




AR book list of CD books at Livermore Public Library, but you can also use as reference for AR book level and AR points by sorting the file by columns:


CD books at Public Library.xlsx


Donations wanted:  Hard back picture books, K - 2 grade level, K'nex, Lego, AR reading books, Middle school magazines

New Books in the Library - November 6th

Fast Break by Mike Lupica, AR level 5.2, 9 points

Travel Team by Mike Lupica, AR level 5.4, 11 points

The Courage Test by James Preller, AR level 4.4, 5 points

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down, AR level 5.5, 3 points

Five Kingdoms: Crystal Keepers by Brandon Mull, AR level 4.7, 16 points

Five Kingdoms: Rogue Knight by Brandon Mull, AR level 4.7, 16 points

Remarkable by Lizzie K. Foley, AR level 6.0, 9 points

Stranded 3: Survivors by Jeff Probst, AR level 4.6, 4 points

Stranded 4: Forbidden Passage by Jeff Probst, AR level 4.5, 3 points

Stranded 6: Desperate Measures by Jeff Probst, AR level 4.3, 4 points.


As of October 17th:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, AR level 3.9, 6 points

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs, AR level 5.7, 13 points

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, AR level 4.3, 8 points

Eye of Minds by James Dashner, AR level 5.5, 11 points

The Fever Code by James Dashner, AR level 5.3, 13 points

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, AR level 2.6, 1 points

Last Man Out by Mike Lupica, AR level 5.2, 8 points

Livermore Public Library

Here is a quick link to the Livermore Public Library

Main Page: www.livermorelibrary.net

History Resources Online:
·         This page was created specifically to help out the 8th grade and 7th grade honors students with their history project.

Helpful Homework Databases:
·         All of these resources are great, but be sure to check out those at the bottom!

Librarian's Favorite Books

Road Trip and Field Trip by Gary Paulson

Peak and Edge by Roland Smith

Battle Dress by Amy Efaw

Out of my Mind by Sharon Draper

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Boston Jane by Jennifer Holm

Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

If You are Reading This by Trent Reedy



Parents/Guardians, we set aside 6 early dismissal days a year for planning.  These are the days, with dismissal at 1:31 pm: Sep. 13, 15, and 16, 2016; and Jan. 31, Feb. 2 and 3, 2017.


Please plan accordingly.