Stinson Middle School Library

Parent News September 2018

What's New in Our Library? EVERYTHING!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year, and our freshly renovated library! Mrs. Fosmire is so excited for all the amazing updates that have taken place. Stop by and see for yourself! We have all new bookshelves, comfortable seating for students, and an updated computer area. By the end of the third week of school ALL students will have gone through library orientation through their English class and been given the opportunity check out up to 3 books. Ask your student what they thought of the new space and what they chose to check out. Check back with your student and ask them how their book is coming along, what it's about, and what they like or dislike about it. The best place to create a love of reading is right at home!
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Library Lunch Clubs Begin Sept. 24th!

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Library Lounge

Students can sign up to show off their talents at Library Lounge! There will be four performances this year! Students can showcase their signing, dancing, juggling, acting or any other hidden talents they may have in front of a live audience!

Not interested in performing? You can still be a part of the audience. Be one of the first people to show up on the scheduled performance dates to reserve your seat!

This is a technology - free event, which means that all cell phones will be asked to be turned off during the performances. Students caught taking pictures or recording during the performances will be forced to turn their phones in to the vice principals' office and asked to remove all pictures or videos from Library Lounge to protect the performers.

Performance date are: September 28th, November 2nd, January 25th, & March 29th

**In order to perform, students MUST sign up in the library ahead of the performance date. If students sign up more than a week before the performance date, they will be sent a reminder the week of the performance.

Use the Library Catalog from Home!

Would you like to see what books are available in our library? Click here to access our online library catalog.

24/7 Access to the library

You can stay connected to our library, even from home. The library website is full of helpful information including book recommendations, research help, database links and passwords, and suggested websites. You can access the library's website 24/7 from the comfort of your own home at

You can also get updates from the library on your phone by signing up for our Remind messages or following the Stinson library on social media. See below for all of the Stinson Library's social media links.

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Fall Book Fair

The Book Fair is coming to Stinson in November! Be on the lookout for the book fair flyer, which will come home with your student towards the end of October. Our fall book fair will debut at the Fall Fest on Nov. 2nd and be on campus the following week, November 5th - 9th. Stay tuned for volunteer opportunites!

Upcoming Events

Be on the lookout for the October Library Newsletter which will highlight:

Our monthly contests : Monster Match & The Scary Writing Challenge

Spooky Cafe!

Great reads for October