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Thoreau Elementary Library: Home

Need help finding a good book to read? Here are some good recommended reading resources.

Curbside Book Pick Up

Next Library Book Pick Up Wednesday February 10th!


Park in front of Thoreau and come to the library door by the front entrance. You can select a bag of books to take home.

If you do not want to leave your car, text Ms. Hempstead at 608-571-4612 and she will bring the books out to you.

You can also return any library books you have checked out already. 


Read Your Heart Out Guests Readers

are welcome to come and pick out books to read aloud to students.

Spanish Library Portal


Logging In to ClassLink – ClassLink

Use this link to Login to Classlink when using a personal device.


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Lexia Reading ClassLink

Core 5



Access this resource through ClassLink

G Suite

G Mail!

Ho Chunk Family Statue

Thoreau's Cabin

Henry's Cabin

Search the Thoreau Library Catalog

Search Titles Search Authors Search Subjects Search Keywords Search Series

FRONT DESK - 5th grade All City Read

Library Curbside Pick Up Request Form

Books to Discuss Race with Kids


Reading Timer

Reading Timer

Can you meet your daily reading goal?

This stopwatch and countdown clock will help you keep track of your time.

Discover, Explore & Learn at Thoreau Library

SORA Online Books

Check out e-books and audiobooks from your school library with SORA.

Log in using your student id and password. 

See your school librarian for help.

Don't have a Public Library Card? Get a virtual one for free!

Click on card to sign up for a virtual library card. [You DON'T need one if you already have a library card]

NEW NEWS: MPL is doing CURBSIDE PICK-UP OF BOOKS, and phone help. You have to put the book on hold, and the libraries are NOT doing inter-library loans, so you will have to pick up at the library that has your book. More info here.

How To Add the Public Library to SORA

The book you want isn't available from the Madison School District? 

You can add the Madison Public Library to SORA to increase your book selections!

SORA Help: How To Use