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WMS LIBRARY - Spring 2014

Welcome to Spring!

If you're anything like us, you're so very glad that winter is over! At the WMS Library, spring means LOTS of exciting events are occuring! Below you will find details on our upcoming Book Club meetings, Poetry Slam, Book Fair, Lunch & Learn, new movies based off the books you are reading, Tech Tips and Tricks, Food for Fines, and our final Library Advisory Committee meeting of the year. Read carefully for your chance to win a doughnut!

POETRY SLAM on APRIL 30TH!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2:30-4pm

WMS Library

April is Poetry Month, and we at the WMS library will be celebrating by holding our annual Poetry Slam! Students and teachers are welcome to participate by reading their original poem aloud for the judges. Prizes include giftcards to iTunes, Chick-Fil-A, and Target, and there will also be door prizes for attending! We hope to see you on April 30th from 2:30-4:00 p.m.

~~ LUNCH & LEARN ~~

Attention teachers! Mark your calendars on Friday, May 9th for our Spring Lunch and Learn! We will be diving into different strategies for utilizing GREEN SCREENS in the classroom. Bring your lunch and enjoy some special goodies during 4th hour!

**UPCOMING MOVIES BASED ON BOOKS**

Divergent - March 21st
DIVERGENT - Final Theatrical Trailer - Official [HD] - 2014
The Fault in Our Stars - June 6th
The Fault In Our Stars | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX

>> TECH TIPS AND TRICKS <<

SEARCH ENGINES

  1. Keep it simple and avoid questions! Questions will typically lead you to unreliable Answers sites. Don't search for, "Where did the Battle of Gettysburg take place in 1863?" Instead, simply search, "Battle of Gettysburg" or "Battle of Gettysburg location".
  2. Not finding what you need? Try using a Boolean search trick such as a minus symbol or the keyword and! Searching for "vikings -football" will remove a large number of the football related search results so you can find data about the Norsemen. Searching for "texas rangers AND law" will bring back more results about the law enforcement and less results about baseball. Check out more Boolean search tricks here: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Boolean.pdf
  3. Looking for an older or brand new piece of information? Google has an option to only search for websites created within a particular time frame. Underneath the search bar, click "Search tools", then click "Any time" to limit your search to just results produced in the last hour, 24 hours, or a custom time frame. Using this tool, I could search for articles on the World Trade Center that were written at a certain time such as September 11, 2001, or sites about Justin Bieber that were created today.

Find more tricks here! http://www.google.com/insidesearch/tipstricks/all.html

“Libraries were full of ideas–perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.” ― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

++ FOOD FOR FINES ++

Would you like to pay off your library fines before the school year is over? What if you could do that by helping out your community at the same time? During the month of JUNE, you may donate one can of food (or more if you would like) for every $0.50 of fines on your account. Our goal is to collect 400 cans for our local food pantry! Let's make this world a better place.

Library Advisory Committee Meeting!

Monday, May 5th, 6-7pm

WMS Library

Our final Library Advisory Committee meeting of the year will take place on Monday, May 5th from 6:00-7:00 p.m. New and experienced committee members are invited to discuss plans for the upcoming school year. Students, teachers, and parents -- we hope to see you there!

Wentzville Middle School

Serving students in grades 6-8


Mrs. Julie Boatner - Library Media Specialist

Ms. Jane Smith - Library Assistant


Open from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every school day

What does Sarah Maas say is the most dangerous and powerful weapon? The first five teachers and first five students to come to the library and tell Mrs. Boatner the answer will win a doughnut!