Introduction to the Library
Welcome to the Taylor Middle School Library Media Center
We are looking forward to a new and exciting year!
Keep posted to find out more about Library activities throughout the year!
English Teachers will schedule time in the Library regularly. Our goal is to have a reading book in each students' hands at all times. Encourage reading at home by reading with your child and allowing them to see you enjoy reading too!
Subject Teachers will schedule research periods for students which support class reports and projects.
Students may visit the Library from 7:15 to 7:30 am during Homeroom Monday through Friday. The Library is available for quiet study, group project work and use of computers. Printing privileges will be permitted within limits. The library closes at 2:10 pm each day.
- Checkout period is 10 school days. Books may be renewed unless they are new or on hold.
- Students may check out 2 books at a time except in the case of class projects.
- If a book is over 3 days due, a fine of 5 cents per book per day will be charged. Overdue notices are sent to teachers and parents and students
- regularly receive notice.
- Students are responsible for paying for lost or damaged books in order to replace the book.New books are purchased throughout the year in order to support the curriculum and foster reading for enjoyment. Every effort is made to provide age appropriate material for students.
Taylor Middle School Library Goal
The goal of the Library is to create an environment that is user-friendly, comfortable, andconducive to learning for students and staff. The library staff will provide a variety of materials which support the curriculum and teach skills necessary to effectively locate access, evaluate, and use information. It will foster the development of all studentsto become lifelong readers and learners.
Mrs. Reynolds has had 27 years experience as a classroom teacher at the elementary and middle school levels and 7 years as Librarian. You may email her at email@example.com or call her at 540-422-7481.
Taylor LMC Rules & Procedures
- Students may checkout 2 items.
- Students are charged fines of $.05 per school day per overdue item. $1.00 per book--the maximum fine.
- Overdue notices are sent out once a week during homeroom and parents receive email notification.
- Overdue lists are emailed to each homeroom teacher once a week.
- Students with overdue book or fines are not permitted to check out new books.
- Regular books may be checked out for an additional two weeks if not requested.
- The library catalog can be accessed from any computer with Internet access.
- The library has 16 patron stations in the library all with on-line access and there is one printer for student use.
- Students may visit the library from 7:10- 7:30 am to check out books or for quiet study time.
- Students may use the library computers to do any class assignment. A printer is available upon request.
- All students MUST have a pass when visiting the library.
- Gum, food, and drinks are not permitted in the library. Cell phones are used with teacher discretion.
- The library is a quiet place for study, reading, and research. Please keep your voice down but feel free to ask questions.
- THIS IS YOUR LIBRARY. THESE ARE YOUR BOOKS, MATERIALS, AND COMPUTERS. PLEASE TREAT THEM WITH RESPECT!
There will be several reading programs and events offered this year. The Piedmont Battle of the Books Team meets monthly and attends 2 competitions during the year. Members read to become "experts" on 20 previously chosen book selections. Students who read and summarize 4 of the 10 Virginia Readers' Choice books may attend a party at the end of the year.
We are also encouraging students to "Tweet" recommendations of their favorite books! Those who do will be entered in a raffle to attend a Pizza Party! Extra activities, including a Book Fair, will be offered and regular announcements will be made to encourage student participation So keep reading at home!
Battle of the Books List 2018-19
Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury
Greetings fro Witness Protection! by Jake Burt
You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen by Carole Boston Weatherford
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Wolf Wilder by Katherin Rundell
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Rule of 3 by Eric Walters
Mark of the Thief by Jennifer Nielsen
Behind the Canvas by Alexander Vance
Restart by Gordon Korman
Posted by John David Anderson
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus byt Dusti Bowling
Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
Change-UP byt John Feinstein
Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
Port Chicago 50 byt Steve Sheinkin
Red Bandanna byt Tom Rindaldi
Death on the River of Doubt by Samantha Seipel
Pashmina by Nidhi Chanani
The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry
Virginia Readers' Choice
Fuzzy by Angleberger
In the Shadow of Liberty by Davis
Scar Island by Gemeinhart
When Friendship Followed Me Home by Griffin
Garvey's Choice by Grimes
The Other Boy by Hennessey
Hideout by Key
The Big Dark by Philbrick
Ghost by Reynolds
Wolf Hollow by Wolk
Links to Helpful Sites and Book Suggestions
County Library Information
The Library Catalog Link
Copyrighting for Kids
Citing Sources for Kids
Pictures for Free
Many great Links-translator, Thesaurus, Encyclopedias, Biographies!
Books in a Series