Welcome to the Orono Middle School and High School Library!
Online Learning Resources
These online reading and listening resources are free for the summer! Questions? Email Ms. Jackson Sanborn.
JLG has middle school and high school books online – email Ms. J for the login information.
Audible has free middle and high school audio books
Free audiobooks for students 13+ through the end of the summer with the Sync program.
Animorphs series online all 54 books!
Webcomics (graphic novels online) for middle school and high school
Ebooks at manybooks.net
Open Library (over 1,000,000 books!) – some available right away, some you need to create an account and ‘borrow’
Amazon’s Free Kids’ eBooks – make sure you choose the “Top 100 Free”
Neil Gaiman short stories
Public Domain audio books
Coalition of education organizations has created Learning Keeps Going, resources for parents, students and teachers
A Message from the Orono Public Library, if you have materials checked out of the Public Library, your books’ due dates will be extended, and there will be no fines for late materials. Please do not return books to the library, wait until they reopen.
And now that you have all that free time, catch up on some great podcasts!
Bored? Our first suggestion is to find a screen-free activity!
But… here is a list of worthwhile online activities
Here is a giant list of animal webcams
Hidden Worlds of the National Parks – park rangers take you on tours of rarely-seen parts of the parks
Join a citizen science effort at Zooniverse – identify and count animals at watering holes, measure the movements of stars and planets, identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or any of the hundreds of interesting projects you can volunteer for.
Google Arts & Culture is an amazingly rich site – watch penguins tour museums, search for art by color, get virtual tours of museums and historic sites, use your phone to play with art, and so so much more.
Library hours are 7:15-3:00, when school is in session.
*FIND BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY: Go to the library’s online Catalog. Choose the catalog link at the top and type in a search; choose a button to do a keyword, title or author search.
*Results: Call number is on the left, availability is on the right. Click the title to get more info.
See Ms. Jackson Sanborn or Ms. Johnston for help!
Don’t know what to read next? Ms. Jackson Sanborn is here to find the perfect book for you! Email her with the type of book you like to read, or other books you’ve really liked, and she’ll give you some suggestions.
Read all about the Middle School news at OMS Press – a student-written newspaper.
All students and staff at Orono High and Middle Schools are eligible for Orono Public Library cards regardless of where they live. This means you can check out books from the Orono Public Library, and also request books from other libraries in Maine for free. Books are delivered to OHS Library frequently, and you can return all of your books to the OHS Library.
- If you would like to request a card from Orono Public Library fill out this form, then see Ms. Jackson Sanborn for instructions on how to request books.
- If you already have an Orono Public Library card, use the online catalog to request books. If you want your books delivered to our school library, or have forgotten your barcode, email Ms. Jackson Sanborn.