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MLC News and Updates

The MLC will be moving to a temporary space before the start of the 2023/24 academic year. In order to prepare, the MLC will be closed to students and parents from Tuesday, June 6th onward. We look forward to welcoming you to our new space in August!

Sora Overdrive

Visit Sora Overdrive and login with your NIST username and password to view our collection of ebooks and audiobooks.

Featured Text and Activities

Judith Scott was born with Down Syndrome, was deaf, and never learned to speak. Judith's parents put her in an institution where she lived until her twin sister, Joyce, enrolled her in the Creative Growth Art Center as an adult. There, Judith created unique and amazing fiber art which is featured in museums and galleries around the world.

Check out Unbound: The Life and Art of Judth Scott from the MLC, or the digital copy on Sora, to learn more about Judith's story as told by her twin sister.

Read an interview with Joyce Scott, Brie Spangler, and Melissa Sweet about Judith's story, the book, and the artwork.

Explore some of Judith Scott's textile artwork.

Create some Judith Scott inspired artwork with your children with this tutorial form Little Worlds.

Recommended Reads

Subscriptions and Databases

Siam Book Awards

Congratulations to our 2024 Siam Book Awards nominees! Check these amazing books out from the Elementary and Secondary libraries today!

Units of Inquiry

Teacher Resource: visit the year level guides for Units of Inquiry to find curated resources for each unit.

Library Team

Laine Palendat

Elementary Teacher Librarian

Khun Fon

Senior Library Assistant

Khun Fern

Library Assistant

Khun Mind

Library Assistant

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What Are You Reading?

Ms. Laine is currently reading All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat.


All Thirteen follows the true story of the Wild Boars football team who were trapped in a cave in Thailand in 2018. Accompanied by photos and written in incredible detail, Christina describes the events experienced by the trapped boys as well as by the international rescue team.