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                  Welcome to the Gregory Portland High School Library!

Michelle V. Costilla

My name is Michelle V. Costilla and I am GP High School's Library Media Specialist.   I am a former WILDCAT, so that makes working for GP an extra honor! This is my 18th year with this outstanding district. I started out my career as a second grade teacher at T.M. Clark Elementary, which is where I went to elementary. I spent ten AWESOME years there and enjoyed it very much. While I was teaching I started working on my Masters degree in Library and Information Science. Upon completion I came to work here at the high school as a library assistant, my goal was to get library experience. When a librarian position became available at GP Middle School, I applied for the job and got it! I spent three amazing years at the middle school gaining a lot of experience. Now I am back here at the high school and I am super excited!

The G-P High School Library mission is to support the curriculum for both our students and staff, to provide a welcoming environment, and to promote learning and the love of reading. We offer a variety of resources including books, magazines, databases, and computer access to help provide the information our students need. My goal for our school library is to be the welcoming heart of our school where all come to learn, discover, create, and connect.

I know these few past few school years have been different, however we are and have always been committed to providing our students with quality literature. While many of us prefer reading paper books, during the age of Covid-19 we added more to our digital resources. EBooks and audio books are becoming omnipresent.  During the 2020-2021 school year our district joined Overdrive's Region 2 Consortium.  This gives ALL currently enrolled GP students access to 1000's of digital library books!  Please visit our "Sora" library page for instructions on how to access this AWESOME resource!

Contact Information:

mcostilla@g-pisd.org

361-777-4251 ext: 6024

Useful Links:

Destiny is what we use for our library catalog. A library catalog is a listing of all of the materials available in the library. Click on Destiny Catalog in red to access our online library catalog.

ID card- Are you needing an ID card? You have come to the right place! Click on the link and fill out the form and I will deliver your ID straight to your classroom. 

TexQuest- TexQuest is a statewide digital resources program that provides anytime, anywhere access to high quality, authoritative digital resources to all educators, students, and students' immediate families in Texas K-12 public schools and open enrollment charter schools If you need passwords to any of the TexQuest resouces please contact me at mcostilla@g-pisd.org.  

Library of Congress Teen Page gives teens the opportunity to explore, discover, and to make something new. Click on the link to hear from your favorite authors and poets and get inspired with collections and writing prompts. You can also discover ebook classics available in their entirety. This is an AWESOME resource, check it out!

Obooko provides quality Free Teen & YA books for your phone or tablet now! If you are looking for stories that are contemporary and relate to teenage life today, click on the red link. Obooko gives you 24 hour access to a huge range of downloadable ebooks.