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Welcome to the Penn Yan Middle School Library!

The Penn Yan Middle School Library program is committed to preparing our students to be informed, productive, and concerned citizens in an information‐ driven society. We encourage students to continue learning throughout their lives, to become ethical users of information and supporters of intellectual freedom, to develop an appreciation for literature and a love of reading. We help them acquire the necessary critical thinking strategies and evaluative skills to do so.

Mrs. Pamela Simmons
Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers.  And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
- Laura Bush
Happy Summer Vacation!!!
Well, we certainly didn't have a normal end of the school year!  I missed being able to say goodbye to everyone before you left on summer vacation :(  
To my 8th grade Library Helpers Kaeden, Laurissa, Rachael, Emma, Mia, Makenna and Cameron, I wish you the best at PYA!!!  I hope you have enjoyed being a Library helper over the past 3 years as much as I have enjoyed having you.  
Enjoy your summer and make sure you take some time to read.  I look forward to seeing you in the Fall.
Mrs. Simmons

Online Resources for Distance Learning


eBooks are available using the link on the Library webpage for OverDrive.  You can also check out eBooks and audio books from the public Library using this link:


Author Laurie Gifford Adams is reading a chapter from her book Finding Atticus each day.  The links to each chapter will be posted below.

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Virtual tour of the National Aquarium


Interactive Star map


Nature Conservatory Virtual Field Trips


National Museum of Natural History Virtual tours


Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island

Do you like reading ebooks? Check out Overdrive!overdrive


Our library has many ebooks and audio books available for you to borrow.  Many of our most popular titles are now available through Overdrive. We have just added many books by Gayle Forman, Tim Green and John Green.   The link to Overdrive is in the Links section of the Library Webpage.  Use your google account to access your account. Just like our books, the loan period is 2 weeks.  If you have any trouble, stop in the library and ask Mrs. Simmons to help you!