Welcome to the Media Program!  For more information, please scroll past the Symbaloo.

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Book Fairs:  Our elementary schools have 2 book fairs a year, OHA hosts in the fall and Wildwood in the spring.  These book fairs fund new books for student checkout and classroom use.  100% of the profits from the book fairs go right back to the students. You are invited to both fairs even if you do not have a child at that site.  THANK YOU for your support!  For more information or to volunteer please check out the PTO Website.

2022-2023 School Year Book Fair Dates:

February 6-17, 2023 @ Wildwood
Classroom Previews: February 7-8
Book Fair Open for Sales: February 9-10, 13-17
See all Book Fair hours on the PTO Calendar
Shop Online February 6-17


Volunteers are needed! You can sign up now via SignUpGenius to volunteer at the Wildwood Book Fair. Volunteers must have the required background check completed.


Contact the Book Fair Committee

READ-OH:  OH Anderson is sponsoring the school-wide reading initiative READ-OH. This fall we are striving to read and listen to 5,500 books, as a school, between February 1 - May 3. This helps every student to develop and practice their reading and listening skills.  Students log their books and turn it in by the due date for a prize and a book. Books can be read or listened to at home or school.
Need another READ-OH sheet? Click here

Digital Literacy:  We use the Common Sense Media curriculum to teach digital citizenship: www.commonsensemedia.org.  Some of the topics students will talk about are internet safety, their digital footprint, and information literacy.   The website also has great information for families about movies, books, websites, games, and more.

Donations:  Cleaning house?  We accept any books!  Books that fit our students’ needs will be used for checkout, classroom libraries, reading groups, or prizes.  We also send books to Wildwood, the middle school, and the high school.  Any adult books will be spread out to the little libraries in the Mahtomedi area. Our goal is to get books into hands!

We also accept clear tape (any size or type), contact paper, glue, hand sanitizer, wipes, and any scrapbook paper or wall paper scraps (for bookmarks).

Scholastic Book Clubs:  Book clubs are a great way to add books to your home library.    You can also go to Scholastic Book Club and look up your child's teacher.  If they do not have an account, you can use the media code: TPY7B.

Book Recommendations:  Looking for high interest books for your student?  Check here.  This list has books that will keep kids reading. 

Typing Club:  Every student at OHA has an account for Typing Club. The link is above in the Symbaloo. Use the SIGN IN WITH GOOGLE option when signing in.

We are dressed as creepy carrots from Aaron Reynold's book.

Mrs. Hughes                                   Mrs. MA (Melcher Anderson)
Media Paraprofessional                      Library Media Specialist
651-407-2311                                      651-407-2330
shana.hughes@isd832.net                  renee.melcher@isd832.net

The mission of the Mahtomedi Schools Media Program is to cultivate digital literacy and digital citizenship skills, promote a lifelong love of reading, ensure that all students and staff have access to a wide range of diverse materials, and receive guidance to create and acquire new knowledge. The library media program provides a safe, welcoming environment that supports students and staff to be bold agents of their learning so they can explore, create, and grow to achieve success.

BEFORE you pay for a lost book, please contact us:  renee.melcher@isd832.net or shana.hughes@isd832.net

        How to Pay a Lost or Damaged Book Fine Through the OHA ePay Store
  • Go to the Mahtomedi e-Pay 
  • create a parent user account if using the e-store for the first time
  • Under Categories choose OH Anderson Elementary
  • Find the Media Center Fines icon and choose Add to Cart
  • Enter the price of the fine and choose Add to Basket
  • IMPORTANT: You must email or show a copy of the receipt to the Media Center to show that you have paid the fine in order for the lost or damaged book to be removed from your account.



Our Mission

The mission of O.H. Anderson Elementary, the joyful Zephyr family of curious, hard-working learners committed to empowering everyone to be better together, is to ensure all students discover their authentic selves and build bold learner agency to collaboratively and mindfully contribute in our world through a vital system distinguished by:

  • An inclusive and fun environment that honors the worth of the individual and connections with others
  • A culture that celebrates learning, passion, and personal excellence 
  • Teaching and learning that values the process of discovery and bold experimentation 
  • A culture that empowers authentic student voice, choice, and action for the greater good
O.H. Anderson Elementary School ISD #832
666 South Warner Avenue, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651-407-2300
Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Our School
We believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners. Our dedicated teachers work with students to develop a growth mindset by providing learning opportunities that spark effort, curiosity, and engagement to fuel growth and achievement. Our school-wide Zephyr Time Celebrations, Morning Announcements, all-school River of Rocks art project, Fun Run, and Nature Trail Day are ways in which we build a strong sense of community. Whether it is programming robots, book clubs, math talks, cross-country skiing, or composing music, we are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students.