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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
Librarian
 
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
mrssimmons@pycsd.org
 
 
 
 

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: https://stls.overdrive.com/

 

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

Chapter 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E3H4IqSGyU

Chapter 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3CP1LzhaQI

Chapter 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4-qS1S-cdg

Chapter 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkkZhixGGk8

Chapter 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skLeGTf5J4c

Chapter 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXQhn-34PaE

Chapter 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4jecrSv5M4

Chapter 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlzss-QaPkk

Chapter 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZzHF-YZ-CY

Chapter 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgfZbfBdhjE

Chapter 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulgwzfNG3sw

Chapter 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7ogJNEHxBY

Chapter 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN8Fe9ItndA

Chapter 14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjyEp70lMgI

Chapter 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSilt7jYkSU

Chapter 16:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDdXgvj9pjA

Chapter 17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCkyZKgbtbQ

 

Virtual tour of the National Aquarium http://samuraivirtualtours.com/example/nadc/index.html

 

Interactive Star map https://staratlas.com/

 

Nature Conservatory Virtual Field Trips https://www.natureworkseverywhere.org/resources/filter/type/virtual-field-trip-video/

 

National Museum of Natural History Virtual tours https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

 

Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/webcast.htm

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!