Welcome to the Payette Lakes Middle School Library!

  • The Payette Lakes Middle School Library is a great place to read, discover new authors and genres, research for school projects, and collaborate with fellow students. The library serves many purposes in our school. Some classes come to the library for silent reading time, and often students use the library computers to take tests. Please remember to always enter the library quietly, to always walk, and to always treat the library space and materials with respect. I am here to recommend or help locate books, to help with Accelerated Reader issues and questions, and to show students how to use our library resources to research topics (I love academic databases!).


    Researching a topic for a school project?

    The McCall-Donnelly School District has developed a District Media Resources Page. This page will direct you to web resources where you can find reliable and accurate information, as well as providing links to the library catalogs for each school in our district.

    Can't find a book? Then please enjoy our magazine collection, which includes: Time, The Economist, Money, Canoe & Kayak, Outdoor Photography, TransWorld Snowboarding, Snowboarder., American Snowmobiler, Powder, Popular Photography, National Geographic, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Discover, Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, All Animals, National Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy and many more.



    Library Mission Statement: The Payette Lake Middle School Library's mission is to assist and support the education of our students through various media sources, reference materials and books.

    Services: Students may check out 2 books for a 2 week period, they may renew their book 1 time after that.
    After School tutorial is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. There may be some days when tutorial is not offered so please check with Mrs. Sinclair first if you are coming to tutorial voluntarily. Students may have use of the school computers in the library until 3:30 p.m. on school days.

    Policies: Black Dot Books: These books contain content of a more mature and comprehensive level of reading. These books are denoted with a black dot on the binding which indicates an upper grade reading level. If you wish to review any particular book your child is interested in reading prior to them checking it out, you may come in during school hours to do so.

    Library Guidelines:

    • Students must have written permission with a specific task to do to come to the library
    • WALK, do not run in the library
    • Talk quietly while in the library
    • Ask permission to use the computers & state purpose for using them
    • Be respectful of books, people, furniture, library equipment, and amount of time used
    • Clean up after yourself before you leave the library