WMS LIbrary News

What's New

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New Equipment

The library has 5 iPads and 3 Chromebooks available for checkout. A cart of 30 chromebooks is available for use by classrooms in the library's smartboard/classroom area. Contact the library office directly to reserve the library's classroom area and the chromebook cart.

CCSS - Reading Informational Text

Using magazines is a great way to engage students in nonfiction reading. The library has magazines that can help your students practice reading informational text. The magazines are written to meet the interest of young readers. If you find something you like use the Camscanner app on your phone to create a pdf file that can be shared with your students through Google docs.

Smartboard Resources - Books and software

Help your students practice CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.X.1

(Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence). Webpath Express is a research tool that enables students to find reliable resources quickly and easily. It helps students take the search out of research and spend time focusing on the content. Visit the WMS Online Destiny Catalog, perform a search, and click on websites. It's that easy!

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Username and password is "washingtonms"

Nutmeg Book Award

The Nutmeg Award encourage children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. Each year the WMS library purchases the 10 nominated titles from both the Intermediate (grades 4-6) and the Teen (grades 7-8) divisions. Students will vote in April for their favorite Nutmeg book. Their votes will be sent to the Nutmeg committee to be tallied with votes from across the State. The Nutmeg Book Award winners will be announced in May.

The Future - Ebooks