JBMS Library Catalog

February 2016 Edition

New @ JBMS Library!

Students are continuing to enjoy our Makerspaces during their library time. This month we are adding a new Makerspace: Brain Puzzles! Students can stretch their brain power with the Rubik's Cube, Sudoku and other puzzles. If you would like to donate materials to our Makerspaces, please contact us. We can always use stationary, K'nex, Legos, even recyclable materials can be used to create things. Below are some of our 6th graders enjoying the different Makerspaces after checking out books.

Blind Dates

No, we are not trying to set up your child on a date, but we would like to set them up with a good book! For the month of February, students can ask to be set up with a random, wrapped book. Students will have to unwrap the book to see the title. We would like to encourage students to read books out of their comfort zone, and complete a book even if it not one they would normally choose. Who knows? It may be a love connection!


Students who complete their book and pass an AR Quiz will be invited to a Dessert Party on Monday, February 29th during 8th hour.

Book Showcase

Find both titles at the JBMS Library or Mid-Continent!


For students: The Dragon's Return, by Stan Lee, Stuart Moore & Andie Tong

from amazon.com: In this second illustrated novel of The Zodiac Legacy series, the dangerous dragon power only grows stronger within Jasmine, and Steven struggles to hold their ragtag team together. But as alliances become strained, the line between the "good guys" and the "bad guys" becomes blurrier and blurrier. And it all culminates in a major cliffhanger that readers won't see coming!



For Parents: Career Coach, by Dearbhla Kelly

from amazon.com: Experienced and inspirational career guidance counselor Dearbhla Kelly will empower you to help your teenager link their dreams to the reality of the world of work and reach their full potential. So whether you are a parent of teenagers starting secondary school or preparing to leave, it makes sense to be informed about practical ways to help your child take steps towards a successful future now.

Save the Date!

JBMS Library Night

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 7-8pm

JBMS Library

Our next monthly program series will be about how to make you and your child's devices more educational. Join us to find out what school resources you can access at home, plus apps and ebooks you can download for homework help, extra practice and more reading options. Homework help from local high school students will be available for JBMS students during the meeting.

Book Fair

Monday, Feb. 29th, 7:30am to Friday, March 4th, 4pm

JBMS Library

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be held the week of Feb. 29- March 4. Students will have a chance to browse and buy books during school. The Book Fair will also be open before and after school.

JBMS Library Night

Tuesday, March 22nd, 7-8pm

JBMS Library

For our March monthly meeting, we will join forces with Mid-Continent and local businesses to explore career and interest possibilities for your child. Find out about different career paths and how students can get involved with volunteer, tour and internship opportunities to explore their interests. Students are encouraged to attend.

JBMS Library Night (Parent Committee)

Tuesday, April 19th, 7-8pm

JBMS Library

Join us to celebrate our accomplishments for this school year. Also, help us to make sure our next school year is even better. Come with your ideas on how we can support you and your child better. Anyone is welcome to attend. Homework help from local high school students will be available for JBMS students.

JBMS Library Night

Monday, May 16th, 7-8pm

JBMS Library

Gear up for Summer Reading! Mid-Continent will join us to help suggest book titles for students, parents and the whole family to enjoy while on vacation. Students can sign up for a Mid-Continent Library Card and their Summer Reading Program.
Book Recommendation

Want to see a specific book or topic in the library? Make your recommendation here. (Can be for parents or students)

2015-2016 Mark Twain & Truman Nominee Books

Students who read and pass an AR quiz on at least 5 nominee books will be invited to a pizza lunch where they will have a chance to vote for the winner.

AR Book Find

Looking for a specific book or if a book is at the right level for your child?

About Us

The library at James Bridger Middle School serves the 6th grade students, staff and parents in the Independence School District. Our Mission is to promote a love for reading and to provide the resources for our students and staff to learn.