• The Mance Buchanon Library Learning Commons

    The mission of the Learning Commons is to provide a welcoming place for students and staff to engage, collaborate, and develop a love of reading, viewing and using information and ideas.

Welcome to the Library!

  • Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! Library books may be checked out for 3 weeks. If you need longer than 3 weeks to read your books, just stop in to renew them. (Note: Books that are on hold and Manga cannot be renewed.) Can't stop in but want something to read? Check out the MackinVia app on your Rapid Identity portal! On MackinVia you can find eBooks and audiobooks. You can also find links to research databases that can be used as reliable resources. Check it out!

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    The Scholastic Book Fair is coming September 12-16 and will also be open during Back to School Night on September 15. Online shopping will be available until September 30th. Check out the Scholastic Book Fair Video to get a sneak peek of some of the books that will be at the Fair!


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Author Spotlight

  • S.E. Hinton

    Posted by Jennifer Rivette on 9/12/2022

    “A writer's life is not very exciting - usually you're alone in a room with your tools - paper, pen, imagination.

    I walk the dog, ride my horse, wander the grocery store wondering what to cook for dinner.

    So much for my glamourous life.”

    Susan Eloise Hinton was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 22, 1948. She wrote “The Outsiders” at the age of 16 while still in high school. The publisher of that book advised her to use her initials instead of her full name so that her book was not brushed aside by male book publishers. 

    Hinton is credited with creating the Young Adult genre. She started writing because as an avid reader, she was disappointed that there weren’t more books that appealed to teenagers. 

    After writing “The Outsiders” and having it become successful quickly, S.E. Hinton experienced writer’s block. Her husband helped her overcome this telling her to write two pages per day before she went anywhere. This routine helped her overcome the block, and she published her second book in 1971. Hinton wrote and published five young adult novels between 1967 and 1988. She took a break from writing and then restarted her career with a couple of children’s picture books. Most recently, she has written two books for adults. To learn more about S.E. Hinton, check out her website

    The King Middle School Library has the following books by S.E. Hinton: “The Outsiders,” “Rumblefish,” “Taming the Star Runner,” “Tex,” “That Was Then, This Is Now,” and “The Puppy Sister.”


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  • Want to avoid costly repairs to your chromebook?

    Check out the device protection plan on the OUSD website!

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  • Does your chromebook need to be fixed?


    If your chromebook is damaged or otherwise not working, you can bring it to the King Library to have it sent in for repair. A loaner device will be issued to you while your device is being repaired.

Library Hours

  • Library Media Tech: Jennifer Rivette

    Phone: (760) 901-8808

    Mondays: 7:30am-2:00pm

    Tuesdays-Fridays: 8:30am-3:00pm

    You can search the library catalog any time! Just click on the Destiny tile in your Rapid Identity portal.

    Ebooks and Audio books are available all year on the Mackin Via app on your Rapid Identity portal.

  • Here's a wish list of things the library would love to have:


    • Chess
    • Guess Who?
    • Disney Apples to Apples


    • How To Find What You're Not Looking For by Veera Hiranandani
    • Willodeen by Katherine Applegate
    • The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race by Max Brallier
    • Pax: Journey Home by Sara Pennypacker
    • My Life As a Billionaire by Janet Tashjian