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Welcome to the MHS library page. I hope you will take a moment to familiarize yourself with our program and explore the attached links. Please feel free to contact me with any specific library questions. My phone number is (626) 441-5860, ext. 6930, and my email address is


Ms. Amy Blum,

MHS Librarian


The Monterey Hills School Library is open to students from 8:00-3:00, Monday –Thursday, and 8:00-1:00 on Fridays.  All classes visit the library on a regular weekly basis for story time, library lessons, and to borrow books.  Every effort is made to introduce students to a variety of age appropriate literature including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and biographies.  In addition, students are taught grade appropriate library standards and lessons.  TK and Kindergarten students enjoy their borrowed books in their classrooms and do not take them home.  In other grades, each individual teacher determines whether or not students are allowed to take their library books home. 

How Can Parents Help?

• Consider becoming a library volunteer. It’s rewarding, enjoyable, and supports the effectiveness of our program. Please contact Ms. Blum for further information

• Please be aware of your student’s class library day and remind him/her to return library books each week.

• If your child has lost or damaged a school library book, we charge replacement fees of $20 per hardcover, and $10 for paperbacks. (We do not charge overdue fines.) For lost or damaged books, you also have the option of purchasing a copy directly for our library, but please keep in mind that a lost hardcover MUST be replaced with a hardcover copy in new or very good condition.


Support the MHS Library


Please consider buying a book and donating it to the MHS Library to honor your special MHS student(s) or to commemorate a special occasion.  We will place a personalized book plate in each book that you donate.  If you need specific suggestions, please contact Ms. Blum.  We truly appreciate your participation and support! 


We have 17,000+ books in our school library. Our library catalog is accessible online at and then click on Monterey Hills to view our collection.


SPUSD subscribes to Brittanica School, an online encyclopedia for students of all levels.  Feel free to access this resource at:

Our user name is: roadrunners 

Our password is: roadrunners

If you would like resources and suggestions for recommended literature for your students, the following sites and lists can help: 

The State of California Recommended Reading List provides grade-specific lists for California students K-12:

American Library Association lists of notable books

Amy Blum

Upcoming Events


Young Authors Week:  February 2-6, 2015

Family Literacy Night:  February 20, 2015

Book Swap:  February 23-27, 2015

Read-A-Thon:  March 2-6, 2015

Screen-Free Week:  May 4-10, 2015

Pajama Story Night: May 7, 2015