Welcome to our Mendenhall Middle School Library.

We just received a shipment of new books! Come and take a look and check out a book!

Starting this week:

Book Club: Holes by Louis Sachar

AR Level: ...more

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:




Just purchased with new funds:


New books as of December 12th

New Books from the Book Fair!

Code of Honor

The Enemy Above

Heroes of Hurricane Katrina

My Brother's Secret

The Hammer of Thor

Brown Girl Dreaming

Choosing Courage

No Summit Out of Sight

P.S. I Like You

Tales of Canine Heroism

Squeeze Play

Lost in the Pacific, 1942

Ellie's Story

The Dogs of Christmas

Who was Michael Jackson?

Who is Malala Yousafzai?

I funny TV: A middle school story

Middle School; Dog's Best Friend

Middle School; Save Rafe!



We have received lots of new history day books:

The Sinking of the USS Maine

The House of Morgan

Shay's Rebellion

The Lives of Margaret Fuller

The Whiskey Rebellion

The Life of Joseph Smith

The Crusade of Dorothea Dix

Soloman Northup

Anne Hutchinson

Elihah Lovejoy's Fight for Freedom

Booker T. Washington

Florence Kelly and the Children






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.