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News You Can Use

The virtual library is here for you! Gale Peterson's Test and Career Prep is now part of our library databases! You can review basic skills in math, reading, English, science, study for tests like the PSAT, SAT, ACT, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, and access the college planning center. You can also search for career information, and search for schools that have programs for specific careers. This resource is funded by the New Jersey State Library.

Need something? I am always available via email.


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Library Hours

Mon - Thurs: 8:20am-3:15pm
MS Recess: 12:00-12:20
Mon - Thurs (sign up!)

After school by appointment
There is no librarian on Fridays.


Comcast offers low cost internet access and computers for families who qualify. 

All our school databases and online library resources can be used at home! Look under 'Do Research' for each grade level. A copy of the usernames and passwords needed for each resource is in your student's Library Google Classroom under Materials. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

MackinVIA and Sora allow you to access our eBook and audiobook collection. Sora goes a step further and also connects you to the county library eBooks for your student's age band, and a state shared school library collection of eBooks and audiobooks. This is a tremendous resource! You can read or listen on any internet enabled device.

Contact Mrs. Penwell for login information.

Library Hours

Library hours are:

Mon - Friday: 8:20am-3:15pm

Middle School students are welcome to come during the day with a pass from a teacher.


The library may be open during middle school recess, depending on the day's schedule. Students should request a pass before lunch.

After school by appointment. 


Resources by Grade

Resources by Subject

Research Tools

Teacher Resources


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My name is Amy Penwell, and I am proud to be the librarian for Riverton School's awesome students and amazing teachers.  Here's a little bit about me:


  1. I became a librarian when I earned my MLIS at Rutgers University. I have an undergraduate degree in History from Bryn Mawr College. In between those accomplishments I have been a consultant, a systems project manager, and a mergers and acquisitions analyst, and, most importantly, a mom!

  2. My family includes my husband, two almost-grown children (one in college, one who graduated from college in 2018), and one really old cat. We all live in Moorestown, NJ.

  3. I love to read. My favorite books are historical fiction, and anything that makes clever observations about life. When I'm not at school or reading, I love to spin, weave, and knit. My new pandemic hobby is quilting! 

Library Presentations

Blog - January 2

A whole new world!

“Design is creativity with strategy”

Well, that pretty much sums up the last couple of weeks for me and the website I have been dreaming about for *years* for our school library.


Honor a birthday or other special occasion for your student by donating a book to the Riverton School library! 


You can make a donation, or purchase books directly from our wish list. Your purchase will arrive ready to put on the library shelf! 


If you would like to donate a different book, please have the title approved by Mrs. Penwell to make sure it is suitable for the library and we don't already own it.


All donations will be acknowledged with a thank you note sent home with your child, and your child will be the first to check out the new book from our library.

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