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EMS & WMS Reading Guide | Summer 2021: Ways to Read this Summer!

Dear East and West Middle School students,

Congratulations on making it through a most unusual school year!  Now it's time to relax and recharge.  Use the tabs at the top of this page to find eBook recommendations by genre for each grade level. 

Although you will turn in your iPads before summer, MackinVIA and Libby can be used on any device with internet.  Both are available as free apps or in your browser.  You can also check out print books from any Scott County Library branch by telling library staff your Virtual Student Library Card number.

Always feel free to request a book recommendation or reach out with any login troubles.  You can also add book titles you've loved this year to our EMS&WMS Student Book Recommendations Padlet.

We wish you a summer filled with fun, relaxation, and of course, READING!  

Take care,


Ms. Reishus, Secondary Media Specialist

Ms. Patton, EMS Media Assistant

Mrs. Kealy, WMS Media Assistant


How to Login to MackinVIA

Download the MackinVIA app or visit

School/Library Name: The name of the school where you attend

User ID:  Students - Your Student ID# 

Password:  Your school password for your district accounts (i.e. Google, Canvas, and Infinite Campus)

Using MackinVIA - Video Tutorial

How to Login to Libby through the Scott County Library

Download the Libby app on your device or visit  

Library Name: For location, type Shakopee, then select the MELSA: Twin Cities Metro eLibrary, then select Scott County Library.

Library Card #:  Your Virtual Student Library Card = 720+Student ID#  (i.e. 720989402) 

PIN: last 4 digits of your Virtual Student Library Card #  

Using Libby - Video Tutorial