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

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

New Books! As of today, March 20th

Bad Magic by Bosch, AR Level 5.2, 9 points

Fantasy Baseball by Gratz, AR level 4.3, 8 points

Gracefully Grayson by Polonsky, AR level 4.6, 8 points

Hidden Figures by Shetterly, AR level 8.2, 6 points

Living on the Black by Feinstein, AR level 6.6, 29 points

The Other Boy by Abbot, AR level 4.7, 8 points

Punch; One Night, Two Lives, and the Fight…. by Feinstein, AR level 6.7, 20 points

Quake (A Pulse Novel) by Carman, AR level 5.7, 9 points

Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow, AR level 6.9, 16 points

America is Under Attack by Brown, AR level 5.8, 1 point

Blind Side by Lewis, AR Level 7.2, 19 points

Extra Yard by Lupica, AR level 4.9, 8 points

First Team by Green, AR level 4.5, 9 points

Honest Truth by Gemeinhart, AR level 4.0, 5 points

Lily and Dunkin by Gephart, AR level 4.3, 11 points

Long Shadows (Warriors) by Hunter, AR level 5.3, 11 points

Long Shot by Lupica, AR level 5.2, 5 points

Lost Boy by Green, AR level 4.6, 9 points

P.S. I Like You by West, AR level 4.2, 10 points

Projekt 1065 by Gratz, AR level 5.3, 10 points

Rivalry by Feinstein, AR level 5.4, 9 points

Shadow Throne by Nielson, AR level 5.6, 12 points

Shoot-Out by Lupica, AR level 5.1, 4 points

Unstoppable by Green, AR level 4.4, 9 points


Audio book websites

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




As the new semester starts, we will continue with library clubs starting the week of March 27th – May 12th.

Here are the clubs being offered:


Mondays, Riddles and Logic Puzzles 2:35 – 3:15

Along with your friends, explore logic puzzles and riddles to expand your thinking.


Tuesdays, Knitting Club, 2:35 – 3:25

New and returning knitters welcome!  Please sign up before Tuesday if you are new or need needles, $5.


Thursdays, Book Club, 2:35 – 3:25


Palacio, R.J. 
AR Quiz No. 149900 EN Fiction

Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: MG - BL: 4.8 - AR Pts: 11.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RPLSVP
Book Rating Rating: 3.5
Ten-year-old Auggie, born with extreme facial abnormalities, goes from being homeschooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school, where he endures taunts and bullying and struggles to be seen as just another student.




Colin Fisher

Miller, Ashley Edward
AR Quiz No. 154469 EN Fiction

Accelerated Reader Quiz Information IL: UG - BL: 6.3 - AR Pts: 8.0
Accelerated Reader Quiz Type Information AR Quiz Types: RP
Book Rating Rating: 3.5
A boy with autism teams up with the high-school bully to get to the bottom of a cafeteria crime. The coauthor is Zack Stentz.


Parent Links

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