Reading for pleasure has been associated with creativity and with improved academic achievement. Research indicates that students can lose up to three months of reading progress during the summer if they don't read and that loss can have a long-term effect.

Online Catalogs

  • Destiny
    Use Destiny to access over 4.3 million titles with 5.3 million copies in your school's libraries.
    Go online or visit one of MDPLS's branches to search for the listed titles or to access a variety of resources including ebooks and databases.
Additional Resources
MyOn Reader

With myON, students can read in and out of school time, over weekends, holidays and school breaks. Independent, self-directed reading is supported right along with reading of texts assigned by teachers.

Thousands of resources for fiction and nonfiction books that encourage the integration of multimedia materials into reading and library activities.


An online collection of animated, talking picture books which also includes books in Spanish, reading comprehension quizzes and teacher resources.