• Welcome to the TMS Library and Media Center! (Welcome video here!)

    Our mission is to help every student find their success, no matter what that might look like. The library staff is here to serve you, to encourage your passion for any and all disciplines (inside and outside of the classroom!) and to navigate you to the resources you need. We strive to be the hub of the school, pointing you in your right direction so that you too can Transcend, Motivate, and Serve.

    Book Pick-Up Days!

    After requesting a book from our catalog, virtual students may pick up their requests every Wednesday (our asynchronous day) between 8am and 3pm. You will need to ring the bell at the main entrance, and you will be buzzed in. Your books will be available on our tiger-striped book cart, beneath the "Book Return" bin (be sure to bring any overdue books with you to return!). You may help yourself to your books and you are free to go!

    To request a book, students need to "place a hold" in the catalog (instructions below). All holds need to be placed by Tuesday at 1:30pm (or, the end of 6th period). Ms. Booth will email you (through your Gmail account) as we receive requests, and will let you know when your hold is ready for pick-up (or communicate any issues processing your request). 

    Placing a Hold

    • Students can access the catalog through the Library Blackboard, or directly here: Catalog
    • At the top, right-hand corner of the page, click "Log In."
    • Your username is the same as the one you use for Blackboard and Google.
    • Your password is the same as the one you use for Blackboard and Google.
    • When you have found the book you would like to hold, click on the hyperlinked title (or on the button that says "Details").
    • To the right of the description, click on "Hold It."
    • A dialogue window will ask you to confirm the hold: Click "Save."

    For a full tutorial (including search tips!), see the Screencastify tutorial

    E-Books Are Also Available!

    Students may also check out e-books from the new library app, SORA. Log into Classlink by clicking on the "Sign in with Google" button (and sign in). Then select Sora from the main menu. (If a green button pops up asking you to sign in with Fauquier County Public Schools, click it!) If you need to add Sora, check out how to add apps in Classlink by viewing Mrs. Johnson's tutorial here.

    For a full tutorial on navigating the Sora app, see the Screencastify tutorial.

    Happy borrowing!

    Don't Know Where to Start?

    Check out our latest "Tiger Tales" newsletter for recommendations!

    Research Databases

    Working on a research project? Need help finding reliable sources? The TMS Library and Media Center offers 3 free-to-use research databases! If you are on the FCPS1 network, you will automatically log in. If you are accessing the databases from home, the login information needed is provided below each link:

    If you are connected to the FCPS1 network, you also have free access to the Fauquier County Public Library's (FCPL) research databases! After clicking on the link below, select "Research." Unfortunately, there is no login information for students wishing to access the FCPL databases from home.

    Is your teacher using portaportal instead? Easy access to the taylormslibrary portaportal is available below:

    Reading Programs

    The Piedmont Battle of the Books (BoB) Team, led by Ms. Dickey, Ms. Booth, and Mrs. Peterson, will meet as a virtual bookclub for the 2020-2021 school year. Members will read and discuss 15 book selections throughout the year. Contact any of the sponsors for details on joining!

    Additionally, students are encouraged to read titles belonging to the state-wide reading program, Virginia Readers' Choice. Each spring, schools across the state cast their vote for their favorite on the list. Details on student participation in the voting party to come!

    Battle of the Books List 2020-2021

    Fantasy
    Sweep by Auxier
    Ghost Boys by Parker Rhodes

    Graphic  Novel
    They Called Us Enemy by Takei
    New Kid by Craft

    Historical Fiction

    Lifeboat 12 by Hood
    Secret Soldiers by Hutton

    Words on Fire by Nielson

    Realistic Fiction
    The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Gemeinhart
    The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Braden

    Adventure
    Treasure Hunters by Patterson

    Mystery
    City Spies by Ponti

    Nonfiction
    Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Sheinkin

    Science Fiction
    Watchdog by McIntosh
    Among the Hidden by Haddix

    Sports
    Mighty Dynamo by Crowley

    Virginia Readers’ Choice 2020-2021

    • New Kid by Jerry Craft
    • The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden (also BoB!)
    • It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) by Trevor Noah
    • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart (also BoB!)
    • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (also BoB!)
    • Deep Water by Watt Key
    • Breakout by Kate Messner
    • Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald
    • The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
    • Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice by Veronica Chambers

    Additional Procedures

    Check-outs

    Students are allowed to check out up to two books over the course of 15 school days. Books may be renewed, unless they are new or on hold.

    Fines

    Students will not be fined for overdue books. However, if you’ve already checked out 2 books, you will need to return at least one of them in order to check out a new one!

    There is a $5 fine for books that are returned damaged.  If you lose a book, you will need to pay the cost to replace it.