“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” 

-Dr. Seuss

Portland Adventist Elementary School

The PAES library is a community space for students to explore new books, conduct research for projects and study. Our Librarian Mrs. Cummings, or Mrs. C as the students lovingly call her, is dedicated to nurturing each student and she has created an inviting space where discovery and fun go hand in hand.

Weekly library time is included in classroom schedules for Kindergarten through 8th grade. Students are able to check out books and periodical resources. The library is also where we gather on Friday mornings for our weekly school family worship. 

The PAES book exchange is located just outside the library, in the hallway near the main entrance. Help yourself to a new book (or two!) and bring a book to leave with Mrs. C for someone else.

Summer Reading Program
  • Multnomah County Library summer reading theme this year is “A Universe of Stories”. You may sign up for the program June 14 at your local library or at  The program will run through August 31
  • Barnes & Noble’s summer reading starts now and goes through August 31. You may use the attached reading journal page to fill out and return to the store for your child’s free book.  Choices for the free book are listed by grade.  You may also want to join the Barnes & Noble Kids’ Club either by going in the store or online at for savings and rewards.  Also, check their on-line calendar for weekly events.
  • Portland Adventist Elementary School Library will be open this summer on Wednesdays from 11-1. If this day or time does not work for you, you may e-mail me at madelynn.cummings and we can set a time to meet.  Time changes or date changes will be posted on the webpage.  Please be sure to check the web before you come.

Please use this form and contact us. We invite you to schedule a tour, meet with the principal and learn more about our school. We are excited to meet you!

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