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 sholmes@svecsd.org

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

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.


Library Guides

  • 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!



Spencer-Van Etten Middle School

Welcome to Pantherville!

Grades: 5-8

School Hours: 8:00 am - 2:56 pm
Office Hours:  7:30 am - 3:30 pm

* During the summer and days when there is no school for students, please call ahead (589-7120) to make sure someone will be in the office.

Spencer-Van Etten Middle School

1 Center Street
Spencer, NY 14883

Main Office Phone: (607) 589-7120

Main Office Fax:   (607) 589-3020

Mr. Brandon Foley

(607) 589-7120

Mrs. Caroline Frisbie
Building Secretary

(607) 589-7120

Mrs. Carol Quinn
Clerk Typist
Homeschool Coordinator

(607) 589-7120

Mr. Larry Bleck
Dean of Students

(607) 589-7120

Mr. Dan Craven
Guidance Counselor