Middle School Library / Media Center

The joy of reading and more... 

To find great books from Vicksburg Middle School Library, please utilize:  Destiny Discover, the Library's catalog, to browse library books and place holds on them.  Remember to sign in using your Vicksburg Community Schools Google Account.  The following video tutorial will lead you through how to access the library catalog and place a Hold on a book for checkout: Vicksburg Middle School Library: How to Hold and Checkout a Library Book.  If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Staunton at 269-321-1185 or Mrs. DeVries at 321-1381.

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Vicksburg Middle School Book Fair

The Middle School library will be sponsoring a Follett Fall Book Fair.  This year our book fair has two ordering options.  

          Option 1: In-person fair (November 2 - November 6) where students can browse books at a distance with a classroom teacher.  If a student would like to purchase a book, they’ll place an order with the library staff using cash or check (VCS) as payment.  Books will be sent to the school and distributed to your child.  

          Option 2:  VIRTUAL (eFAIR) (October 16 - November 7) - Students can browse and purchase books on the eFair website using a credit or debit card. Please visit our virtual (eFair) at https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=ZD222 . Books will be sent to the school and distributed to your child.  The following video explains how to Shop Your School's eFair

          Your purchases support our school as the library will receive 40% back in rewards to purchase new materials and support our literacy mission.  Please feel free to contact the library at 321-1381 if you have any questions.

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 – 2 books 
  • 8th grade – 2 books 

Materials are checked out for a 2-week time period. Students may renew their materials for another week if they are still needed. Students must have the books they wish to renew with them in order for a renewal to occur. 

Virtual Students may check out 2 books for a 2-week time period.  They may pick-up, return, or renew their books  in the High School Library on virtual days (Wednesday) or make arrangements with the library to pick their library materials up from the Main Office.


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

Schedule

Due to COVID-19, the Middle School library staff will be providing students with classroom curbside service.  Students may access the library catalog by clicking here, use Google to sign in so they can browse the library materials and place a HOLD.  Once a hold is received, the library staff will locate the book (if it is in) and deliver it to their English teachers classroom.

The library media specialists will work closely with all teachers and continue to engage in lessons cooperatively taught with classroom teachers. These lessons enrich research skills and support classroom curriculum with library resources.  If your child needs direction in choosing books that are "just right," please encourage him/her to ask for help. The library is full of great resources and reads for all levels and interests. Please contact Margo Staunton at mstaunton@vicksburgshcools.org

Vicksburg District Library

Did you know that every student in Vicksburg Community Schools is able to check out books and ebooks rom the Vicksburg District Library regardless of where they live?  Just drop by the Vicksburg District library and sign up for a library card.  Also keep your eyes peeled for upcoming information about the Vicksburg District Libraries activities for Middle School students.   If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Willoughby at (269) 649-1648.

Online Public Access Catalog

The library uses a management system called Follett Destiny. The best thing about this program is you can now access the library's holdings from any computer...in the library, in the classroom or at home.  Click on this link, Middle School's library collection, to view what materials are available in your school library.  Be sure your student logs into the catalog using their school Google account.  Then begin browsing the libraries collection by performing a search by author, title, series or keywords to see what is available. Please feel free to contact the library if you have any questions.

New Fiction Books

'Donut Go Breaking My Heart' by Suzanne Nelson

"Sheyda is a behind-the-scenes kind of girl.  She loves helping out in the kitchen of Doughlicious, the New York City donut shop run by her best friend Kiri's parents.  And Sheyda loves designing stage sets! Kiri is sure this will lead to stardom... and perhaps even a date with Cabe.  But somehow it's Sheyda who gets picked to be an extra.  To make matters worse, Cabe is spoiled and rude.  Too bad he's so cute.  Can Sheyda overcome her stage fright to get to know the real Cabe... and find her own kind of stardom?"--Provided by publisher.

'Spirit Animals (bk. 5): Heart Of The Land' by Sarah Prineas

"Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are young heroes who stopped an unstoppable monster. They are Greencloaks--guardians chosen from every nation of Erdas--and together with their powerful spirit animals, they fight to protect their world. But in the ashes of this destruction, there are some who ask: Are the Greencloaks to blame? The young heroes are shocked to find themselves on trial, judged by a council of the world's leaders. Then the unthinkable happens. The council is attacked from within--by Greencloaks--and an important leader lies slain. In the blink of an eye, Erdas's saviors become wanted fugitives. Someone is trying to frame them as traitors, but why? As the four friends race to uncover this mystery, only one thing is clear... the war is far from over"--Back cover.

'Jacky Ha Ha (bk. 2) : My Life Is A Joke' by James Patterson

"Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she's a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer--but her parents have other plans for her. Jacky reluctantly signs up for a summer job in her resort town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, where tourists come to enjoy the beach and fun carnival atmosphere.
Now she has serious responsibilities like her job and babysitting her younger sisters, but Jacky longs to perform in the summer stock performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Can she handle all of her important commitments and still have fun with her friends--or will she learn that juggling isn't one of her many talents?
"--Provided by publisher.

'Rise Of The Wolf' (bk. 2) by Jennifer Nielsen

"Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War -- the battle to destroy Rome from within -- is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet -- one sure to bring the empire to its knees. Worse, the Praetors believe Nic holds the key to finding this amulet, and they will stop at nothing to steal it, even if that means harming the people Nic holds most dear. When the Praetors capture Nic's mother, Nic knows he must do anything to save her. He challenges the Praetors to a chariot race. If he wins, they will release his mother. But if he loses, he must hand over a magic that will certainly destroy Rome and end his own life. Can Nic once again harness his magic and gather the strength to defeat his enemies? Or will he lose his mother and bear witness to Rome's destruction?"--Provided by publisher.

'Michael Vey (bk. 7) : The Final Spark' by Richard Paul Evans

"The final book in the Michael Vey series opens with the Electroclan facing a devastating loss: Michael is missing. He made the ultimate sacrifice to save his friends and now he's gone. What is next for them and the revolution?

The battle on the island of Hades ended with a devastating explosion that left the island a smoking ruin and much of Hatch's army dead. However, Hatch survived and while his plans have certainly suffered a setback, he's more determined than ever to bring the world's governments under his control. But first, he wants to wipe out the Resistance and capture the remaining members of the Electroclan.

As Hatch's forces storm into action, it seems nothing can stand in their way. The Electroclan is divided. The voice is captured, and Michael's mother is being used as bait to lure the leader of the Resistance out of hiding. Can anything--or anyone--stop the Elgen? Or is this the end?"--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, head-bopping, 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