Barrington Middle School Library Media Center
Welcome Back to the School Year We Never Could Have Imagined
Highly Recommending That Every Student Has a Public Library Card
Cheers! We Have a New Library Website
The website pages include:
- Skills, Resources & Tools
- Teacher Info
- Parent Info
- Digital Citizenship
- News & Events
- About Us
However, you are the library users. If you think of information you wish you could find here, please send me an email at email@example.com. I am always open to suggestions!
Screenshot of the library homepage
2020 Library Orientation
- Destiny Discover - school library
- Sora, for OverDrive - school library
- RI eZone - public library
- Hoopla Digital - public library
Although students will not be coming into the library, in-person students can place holds and I will deliver books to their ELA teachers. Students who have book returns can simply leave books on the ledge of their first period class and I will come by to pick up each morning.
Concierge Service With a Smile!
Students will return books by leaving books on the ledge of their first period class. I come by with a cart each day to pick up books from the ledges.
Distance learners are encouraged to take advantage of the convenient curbside pick up service at Barrington Public Library.
BMS Library Concierge Service
Students Leave Book Returns on the Ledge Outside Their 1st Period Class for Pick Up
AskRI.org - An Incredible Resource for Everyone!
I specifically mentioned the following during orientation:
- Flipster - online magazines
- NoveList - a way to find your next read
- World Book - online encyclopedia
New Books for Our Humanities Curriculum
Getting Core Books to Distance Learners
1. Families get an email alerting them to the book pick up.
2. Families stop by the front of the school during school hours (tables set up outside on indicated day and after that in the front vestibule).
3. Families find their children's names in the bookmarks of the core curriculum books.
4. Families sign off on the cluster clipboard to indicate the book(s) are now in their possession.
5. A book return bin for returning books is available in the front vestibule during school hours every day.
Summer Reading Socratic Seminar
Mrs. Bento asked students to look at the nominee criteria and decide what elements the books they read met. Students then gave a brief synopsis of their chosen book and defended why it should or should not be a RIMSBA nominee. This gave students practice with listening and speaking skills. It also gave all of us a chance to hear about a host of book titles.
Mrs. Meystre decided to try this method as well. I give both of these teachers HUGE PROPS. They invited me in to collaborate and model with a past 2020 RIMSBA nominee. There were some technical difficulties (the story of 2020) but we forged ahead. It was so great to hear students discuss books and learn from one another!
Common Sense Media Re-Imagined
Mr. Davis Digital Literacy 6th Grade Students Pilot the Nearpod Lesson & Provide Feedback
Library Pop-Up Events
When it is a nice afternoon and students are coming out for mask breaks, it is a perfect way to entice them with titles. It is also helpful to have quick conversations with readers and answer questions they may have about the new library procedures.
Family Book Club - Virtual "Un-Book Club" Theme
Meetings will be hosted by:
- Ms. Tanya, Teen Librarian of Barrington Public Library
- Ms. August, BMS Reading Specialist
- Dr. Fernandes, BMS Reading Specialist
- Mrs. Roy, BMS Librarian
- Tuesday, November 10 at 5pm - Kick-Off (nothing required but your presence)
- Wednesday, January 20 at 5pm - Fantasy genre
- Wednesday, March 24 at 5pm - Graphic Novel format (any genre)
- Wednesday, May 19 at 5pm - Realistic Fiction genre
If you would like to sign up for book club, please have your BMS student fill out this form. We will send you the Zoom link through the student and adult emails you put in the sign-up form.
Hope to see you there!
Grade 8 BMS Student Social Media Interns
Mrs. Van Leer Decorated the Cart for Lunch Duty Sessions
Total Books Checked Out: 1,399
Total Holds: 218
Top Book Circulation for September
#10: Apocalypse Taco
by Nathan Hale
#9: Chicagoland Detective Agency #4: The Big Flush
by Trina Robbins
#8: Terrifying Tales
edited by Jon Scieszka
#7: Sal & Gabi Break the Universe
by Carlos Hernandez
#6: The Hate U Give
by Angie Thomas
by Alan Gratz
#4: The Crossover
by Kwame Alexander
#3: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)
by Suzanne Collins
by Alan Gratz