High School Library

High School Library

District Librarian: Britany Elsey

Library Assistant: Sally Marx

Phone: 589-7140


The mission of the Spencer-Van Etten library media program is to ensure that all students are college and career ready at graduation. Throughout a student’s career, he or she will learn to ethically and creatively use information, evaluate and communicate information in all formats, think critically, and always ask questions while pursuing excellence.


preK-12 District Librarian: Britany Elsey belsey@svecsd.org

Follow us on Twitter: @SVELibraryLady


Search the Web OPAC and Databases

All students, teachers and community members have access to the online library catalogs for the three Spencer-Van Etten School Libraries as well as local public library catalogs.  

Once there, you can search for books housed in the library and access the many online databases that are provided for research purposes.  To access the databases from home students and staff should check with the Library Staff for necessary logins and passwords.


Summer Reading


Boolean & Truncation Tutorials 
  • How to use AND, OR, NOT effectively
  • Use * symbol to find more words Dog* = Dogs, Dogma, Dogmatic, etc.


Students will be able to:
  • Read for pleasure
  • Gather, organize, analyze, and communicate relevant information during the research process
  • Reflect and synthesize knowledge
  • Create products with the use of technology
  • Inquire and wonder at every stage throughout their school career
  • Understand how to be a good digital citizen
         i.e. Copyright, citing of sources, etc.
  • Form their own questions during the information seeking process
  • Use multiple resources, both print and non-print, effectively

Spencer-Van Etten High School

Home of the Panthers

Grades: 9-12

School Hours: 8:05 am - 2:56 pm

Spencer-Van Etten High School

16 Dartts Crossroad
Spencer, NY 14883

Main Office Phone: (607) 589-7140

Main Office Fax:   (607) 589-3011

Guidance/Attendance Phone: (607) 589-7144

Mrs. Melissa Jewell

(607) 589-7140

Mr. James Howey
Assistant Principal,
Athletic Director

(607) 589-7140

Mrs. Holly Perry
Building Secretary

(607) 589-7140

Ms. Marjorie McKinery
Guidance Counselor

(607) 589-7144

Mr. Jordan Ashman
Guidance Counselor

(607) 589-7144

Mrs. Debbie Frisbie
Guidance Secretary

(607) 589-7144