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

Porter Calendar

Battle of the Books 2017-18

Battle One

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Frindle by Andrew Clements
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Battle Two

Bunnicula by Deborah Howe
Wonder by R. J. Palacio
Watsons go to Birmingham-1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Everything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

Battle Three

Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli
Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
View From Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg

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