Middle School Library / Media Center

The joy of reading and more... 

In the library, we find great books, magazines and websites to use for learning and pleasure. We learn how to access, use and present information safely and accurately. We work with our classroom teacher on projects that extend what we are studying in the classroom.

The middle school library is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Circulation Policy
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  • 6th grade – 2 books 
  • 7th grade – 3 books 
  • 8th grade – 3 books 

7th & 8th Grade students may check out 3 books total. One required book and two other books. Materials are checked out for a 2-week time period. Students may renew their materials for another 2 weeks if they are still needed. Children must bring the book that they wish to renew into the library in order to renew it. 

Students are not charged overdue fines; however their borrowing privileges may be suspended or restricted until the overdue materials are returned. If a book is lost or damaged, a replacement fee will be charged.

Schedule

Students visit the library with their English classroom on a bi-weekly basis to exchange books or on their own time.  Students need not wait for “library day” to visit the library, but may use a pass at anytime with their teacher’s permission. Classrooms often have the opportunity to come to the library and engage in lessons cooperatively taught by the media specialist and the classroom teacher that enrich and support classroom curriculum with library resources.

Events & Activities

2017 Battle of the Books2017-2018 Book List

"Who was Amelia Earhart" by Kate Jerome

"Where is the Great Barrier Reef?" by Nico Medina

"Crenshaw" by Katherine Applegate

"Circus Mirandus" by Cassie Beasley

"A Week in the Woods" by Andrew Clements

"The Fourteenth Goldfish" by Jennifer Holm

"A Handful of Starsby Cynthia Lord

"An Elephant in the Gardenby Michael Morpurgo

"The Turtle of Omanby Naomi Nye

"The Flame of Olympusby Kate O'Hearn

"Fuzzy Mudby Louis Sachar

"Pieby Sarah Weeks

New Fiction Books

'The Book Jumper' by Mechthild Glaser

"Amy Lennox doesn't know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother's childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay.  Amy's grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House--but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy's new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts--at whatever cost"--Provided by publisher.

'Braced' by Alyson Gerber

"Rachel Brooks is excited for the new school year. She's finally earned a place as a forward on her soccer team. Her best friends make everything fun. And she really likes Tate, and she's pretty sure he likes her back. After one last appointment with her scoliosis doctor, this will be her best year yet.  Then the doctor delivers some terrible news: The sideways curve in Rachel's spine has gotten worse, and she needs to wear a back brace twenty-three hours a day. The brace wraps her in hard plastic from shoulder blades to hips. It changes how her clothes fit, how she kicks a ball, and how everyone sees her-even her friends and Tate. But as Rachel confronts all the challenges the brace presents, the biggest change of all may lie in how she sees herself"--Provided by publisher.

'The Castle in the Mist' by Amy Ephron

"Sent for the summer to their aunt's sleepy village in the English countryside, Tess and Max find the key to a castle hidden from time and learn that wishes can come true, if they wish carefully"--Provided by publisher.

'Flunked' by Jen Calonita

"When petty thief Gilly, who lives with five younger brothers and sisters in a run-down boot, gets caught stealing, she is sentenced to three months at Fairy Tale Reform School, where all of the teachers are former villains, including the Big Bad Wolf, the Evil Queen, and Cinderella's Wicked Stepmother"--Provided by publisher.

'Heart of a Champion' by Carl Deuker

"Jimmy Winter is a born star on the baseball field, and Seth Barnam can only dream of being as talented. Still, the two baseball fanatics have the kind of friendship that should last forever. But when Seth experiences an unthinkable loss, he's forced to find his own personal strength--on and off the field"--Provided by publisher. 

New Nonfiction Books

'Who was Alexander Graham Bell?' by Bonnie Bader
"An illustrated biography of the inventor of the telephone"--Provided by publisher. 

'Who were the Three Stooges?' by Pam Pollack
"A biography of the Three Stooges, the screwball slapstick trio known for their eye-poking, headbopping, pie-throwing zaniness."--Provided by publisher. 

'Who was Laura Ingalls Wilder?" by Patricia Demuth
"Chronicles the life and career of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the Little House on the Prairie books, which she based on her own experiences while growing up on the wild frontier"--Provided by publisher.

'What was the Underground Railroad?' by Yona McDonough
"Provides an account of the Underground Railroad, explaining what it was, describing the roles of key individuals, and discussing the impact of the Underground Railroad on the history and development of the United States"--Provided by publisher.

'Who was Ernest Shackleton?' by James Buckley Jr.
"A brief biography of Ernest Shackleton, famous for his historic 1914 journey to the South Pole aboard the Endurance"--Provided by publisher.

Margo Staunton

Media Specialist
Phone: 269-321-1185

Kris DeVries

Library Aide
Phone: 269-321-1381