The Urban Middle School Library welcomes students and staff to utilize our ever-expanding collection of books, databases, and makerspaces. Library visits are scheduled for every other week with students' language arts classes. During this time, students participate in various activities to expand their library and information literacy skills and are given time to check out library materials. Additional visits are also scheduled to help support specific curriculum needs (i.e. research projects).
Students are encouraged to use the library after school, as it is open until 4:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Students may check out up to 5 items at a time and keep them for two weeks. If you haven't finished a book when it is due, bring it in and we can renew it for you.
We do not have late fees. The worst we'll do for overdues is pester you with weekly email reminders. If you lose a book, though, or damage it so badly it must be discarded, you will need to pay for its replacement.
A few of the ways our library program increases student learning: