Library Resource Center
Porter Elementary

"Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale." --Hans Christian Andersen

Media Assistant:
Mrs. Barbara VanHoy

1350 S. Lindsay Rd.
Mesa, AZ  85204

Hours:  7:15 - 3:15 p.m.
Monday - Friday


Library Services

Online Library Catalogs

Reference Resources

Rules and Policies

Book Fair

picture of students at the book fair

Battle of the Books 2018-19

Battle One

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Jennifer Murdley's Toad by Bruce Coville

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Battle Two

A Wrinkle in time by Madeleine L'Engle

Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Battle Three

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester

Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan

Porter Calendar

Mrs. Brown's Biography

Staff page


Parents: Stop by and checkout games, fun backpacks, books with CDs and much more.


How do we become better readers? We become better readers the same way we improve other skills:  We practice! Let us ensure reading success for every child by encouraging students to read independently at a reading level that is appropriate for them and reading with them on a daily basis.

Reading Goals:

  • To improve reading skills
  • To provide an opportunity for all students to read independently 
  • To ensure success for each student as a reader
  • To build student's self-confidence 
  • To inspire a love of reading
  • To develop lifelong learners
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