The MTES library program serves to instill a love of reading, inspire life-long learning, and foster independent library use. Students visit once a week with their class to check out materials and to practice information literacy skills and digital citizenship. The library is an inviting space where students may acquire knowledge and gain insight; a welcoming haven where children may seek respite from a demanding day; a stimulating place where they may open books and open their minds for a better tomorrow.

Our Library is staffed with one full time library media specialist, and amazing parent volunteers assist with day-to-day operations. Donations of gently used children's books are always welcome. They may be added to the Library collection or distributed to MTES teachers for classroom use.

Mrs. Tracy Newton

About the Teacher

Hello Tiger Families!

I am so honored to join the Mendham Township Elementary School! I have been teaching elementary school for the past 14 years. My experience includes four years as a school librarian and ten years as a classroom teacher.

I have two daughters, one in second grade and one in Kindergarten. Both girls are very active and LOVE to read! My husband is a middle school science teacher. We spend our time hiking, playing outside, and spending time with our families!

Degrees and Certifications

  • Masters of Library and Information Science, Rutgers University
  • Bachelor of Science - Natural Resource Management, Minor in Agroecology, Rutgers University.

Useful Resources

Book Lists

Common Sense Media - Information about popular books including a Parent's Guide to "What's In the Book", book summaries as well as Kid and Parent Reviews. There is even a section about topics that families can talk about while reading the book!

Scholastic Books - Find book recommendations for children of all ages!

A Mighty Girl - A Mighty Girl's Book section features over 2,000 girl-empowering books. - Book recommendations and ideas to transform boys into lifelong readers.

GoodReads Popular Books for Elementary School Create a free account with your parent/guardian! You can find a book that other students your age enjoyed. Or you can search for a book and read reviews.

Spaghetti Book Club - Check out these book reviews created BY kids FOR kids!

Book Trailers for Readers - You can watch book trailers and find out about new books you might enjoy reading!

Websites & Games

Mrs. Lodge's Shelver Game - Practice your library skills by playing these fun games! - Learn how to code or practice your coding skills. You can also join the Hour of Code!

PBS Kids - Find lots of interesting, interactive and fun games at this kid friendly website!

Wonderopolis- A website where our natural curiosity and imagination can ask questions. What do you wonder?

ABCYA - Educational and fun games that engage students in learning!

Story Online - Listen to stories read by celebrated actors!

Check Out These Series Books!