Middle School Library
Welcome to the Middle School Library
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.
Library Supervisor: Sandy Holmes firstname.lastname@example.org
PreK-12 District Librarian: Britany Elsey email@example.com
Phone: (607) 589-7120
Hours: Mon-Fri 8-3pm
Follow us on Twitter: @SVELibraryLady
Search the Web OPAC & 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.
Here you are able to access the library's OPAC/catalog at home. The OPAC helps you and your child/children search for books in the library by AR level as well as by Guided Reading Level. You can also help your child/children do research with our databases. Please note: if you are accessing the databases at home, please ask the librarian for remote logins and passwords.
- Classroom WebQuests
- Book Trailers
- How to self-publish
- Advice on writing from your favorite authors
Visiting the Library
- Students may visit the library at lunch, or during free periods if they have a pass.
Book sign-out information
- students are allowed to have 2 books and 1 magazine out of the library at a time
- books are signed out for 2 weeks, and may be renewed before the due date
- the due date is stamped on a slip in the back of the book
- reference books are to be used only in the library
- a book that is lost or irreparably damaged must be paid for; the amount due is based on replacement costs
- students with overdue books will have to return the books before taking out new ones
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
Opportunities for library assistants
- students may be general library workers, helping in the processing of new materials, running the library store, keeping magazines up-to-date, and assisting in special projects
- students may become "book folk", presenting book talks to classes and helping to conduct library orientations
- students may become book reviewers, reading and writing brief reviews of new books; their reviews will be published in a local newspaper
- Play Order in the Library!