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Last Updated: May 4, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Readers' Advisory

Are You a Writer? A Reader?


Student Recommended Titles

Recommendations from MS Readers:

Counting by 7s - Sloan

School for Good and Evil - Chainani

Etiquette & Espionage - Carriger

Leap Day - Mass. Wendy Mass is a favorite author!

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children - Riggs

Glass Sentence - Grove

Westing Game - Raskin

Navigating Early - Vanderpool

Kingdom Keepers series - Pearson

Deep and Dark and Dangerous - Hahn (scary)

Chronicles of Narnia - Lewis

Sisters Grimm series - Buckley

Chomp - Hiaasen. also Scat, Hoot, Flush

Mysterious Benedict Society series - Stewart

Shiloh - Naylor

The Neverending Story - Ende

Princess Bride - Goldman

How to Steal a Dog - O'Connor

Once Upon a Curse - Baker

Percy Jackson series - Riordan

Because of Winn Dixie - DiCamillo

Island of the Blue Dolphin - O'Dell

Peter and the Starcatchers series - Barry. also Neverland series

Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - DiCamillo

Invention of Hugo Cabret - Selznick. also Wonderstruck

Ender's Game - Card



The Mission of the Middle School Library is to provide activities and resources that will assist students and staff in becoming effective and discriminating users of information, develop a pattern of lifelong learning, and foster a love of reading.  This mission is accomplished:

  • By providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats
  • By providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas
  • By working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students

Information Power:  Guidelines for School Library Media Programs (1988), p. 1

Please ask Mrs. Groff for help if you have any questions!

“In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim.”     Linton Weeks


Cite Your Souces

Use NoodleTools to create bibliographies, electronic notecards, google docs, and outlines that can be shared with your teacher. Ask Mrs. Groff if you need help with the program. 5th students should use MLA Starter, and grades 6, 7 & 8 should use MLA Junior


Borrow eBooks from our digital library on Overdrive!

1. Go to our Overdrive site:

2. Your username is your email address

3. Click on a book you'd like to read! You can download it immediately to your Kindle or another e-reader, or use the Overdrive app to read it on your phone or computer

See Mrs. Groff if you have any questions or if you would like a book that is not currently in our Overdrive library!


    Internet in Real Time - Infographic

    Digital Literacy - tools for learning web skills

    Evaluation of Internet Information

    Always question the Who, the When, the What, the Where, and...the WHY

    Who - the author. the individual or the group who posted. do they have credentials, do they know what they're talking about. can you find out anything about the author, do they provide an email link

    When - the date of creation, last update

    What - the content. are you seeing information you have seen elsewhere or is the site presenting something totally new that you haven't seen previously in the reputable sources you've already used

    Where - the source of the website. is content provided by a university, a government agency, a commercial business, an individual. remember, a tilde ~ means an individual's page

    WHY - the most important question. reasons to post content: to inform, to sell, to persuade, to entertain. is there an obvious point of view, of bias

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    Diane Groff
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    What I'm reading now:
    so many new books, not enough time to read! enjoying Glass Sentence, Counting by 7s, and finding out if Mogadorians take over the world in The Fate of Ten

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    Julie Diana
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    What I'm reading now:
    Inventology: How We Dream Things Up That Change the World by Pagan Kennedy

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