Reinventing the School Library

Literacy, Creativity & Voice

What is a library?

"A library is a collection of resources in a variety of formats that is (1) organized by information professionals or other experts who (2) provide convenient physical, digital, bibliographic, or intellectual access and (3) offer targeted services and programs (4) with the mission of educating, informing, or entertaining a variety of audiences (5) and the goal of stimulating individual learning and advancing society as a whole."

Muller, Karen. "What Is a Library?" American Library Association. American Library Association, 2015. Web. 11 Nov. 15. <>.

Learning Spaces

“School is a building which has four walls with tomorrow inside.”

-Lon Watters

Student Voice

“Listening shows kids they matter, and their words are important.”

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Joys of Wondering...

“Wisdom begins in wonder.”


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“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” -Maya Angelou

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Makey Makey Story

MaKey MaKey - An Invention Kit for Everyone

Squishy Circuits

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Little Bits

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LittleBits Invention Kit


Sphero 2.0 - Ways to Play

Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard

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Great Maker Challenge

Mini Maker Challenge

How to make a Catapult for Kids

Library Celebrations

Read Across America Day

April is National Poetry Month

Poem in Your Pocket Day- April 21st

April is National School Library Month

Earth Day April 22nd

Lunch Lady Superhero Day

School Lunch Hero Day

Greenscreen Fun

Easy-to-Use Green Screen by DoInk App Enables Creation of Green Screen Effects on iPhone and iPad

Have you seen Library Lady?

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Are you offering professional development?

Lunch & Learn

Classroom Habitudes: a WOISD book study

Get Connected

White Oak Middle School Twitter
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My Personal Twitter
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Partnership with LeTourneau Robotics Team

Roughneck Readers

Research Tools

Skypes and Google Hangouts

Live Animal Webcam Friday

Year End Report

Adobe Voice: Show your story. In minutes.
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Michelle Cooper

Library Media Specialist

White Oak Middle School