Library

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Welcome to the WMS Library!

(Last updated 6/5/2020)

 

Mrs. Mathis is the teacher-librarian at the WMS library and is joined by her assistant, Mrs. Baldwin. Students are welcome to use the library from 7:45 am to 3:15 pm, including lunchtime. If you have a question about the library, a certain book, or would like a book recommendation, they would be happy to help you. Visit the library to read a book or do homework.

About Us!

Washington Middle School was founded in 1969, as part of the Olympia School District. Our library is run by Mrs. Mathis and Mrs. Baldwin. Just drop by, they'd be happy to help!

Our Mission Statement

The mission of the library program and its teacher-librarians is to teach information literacy skills, nurture the love of reading, prepare students to meet state standards, and partner with the 21st century school community to foster lifelong learning and global citizenship.

Check out our latest library newsletter here!

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Need Tech Support?  If you're having issues with your Chromebook or Hot Spot, please call 360-596-8530.  Leave a detailed voice message and OSD Tech Support will get back to you ASAP.

 

 

SecURLy Parent Portal
Monitor your child's online activity:

https://osd.wednet.edu/departments/technology/1_1_chromebooks/family_resources/sec_u_r_ly_parent_portal

 

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Common Sense Media Resources About Race and Racism

Click here for articles and lists of media recommendations to help parents, educators, and others spark important conversations regarding race and racism.  A review of movies, books, and a weekly podcast can be found here.

 

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Newly added to the WMS Library collection:  31 eBooks have been added to the Destiny Catalog which you can self-checkout from home!  View the list HERE

 

Here are instructions on how to check them out yourself.

 

Make good use of your time at home!  The WMS Library would like to support you with some great opportunities to grow!

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1.  What better time to read than during our extended break?  Please join me in logging
      in the books the WMS staff and students are reading during this time.  Please click on
      the link below to report the books you're reading.  The recommendation of books to
      one another shouldn't end because we're home:  
Click here:

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2. Want to hear Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone read aloud?  Different readers will take turns reading each chapter, beginning with Daniel Radcliffe himself!  Click here to begin chapter one.

 

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3.  Learn the country flags that hang in the library and get your name engraved on a plaque! 

     Click here to learn them!  Email me at mmathis@osd.wednet.edu when you feel ready to virtually
     take the flag challenge.

 

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4.  Use the Timberland Regional Library's many resources!  Go to 
      https://www.trl.org/summer-library-program to view their summer newsletter


 More free audiobooks are available from 
Junior Library Guild.  Access without creating a username and password.  More Audiobooks can be found at Open Library.

 

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.....and even more free audiobooks are available from Sora -- find it under your Google waffle for easy access.

Click Here for instructions on how to access audiobooks from Sora.

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  Click to learn more about the Summer Library Program which begins June 1st!

 

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5.  Know of a good book the WMS library doesn't have?  Submit your suggestion here.

 


 

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6.  Want to have a virtual discussion with other bulldogs about books? Want to recommend a book you
     loved to others?  Email me at mmathis@osd.wednet.edu to ask to join our new  Schoology
     group.  Or, join by using the code RR82-WVBZ-ZCD9D.  All are welcome here!

 

 

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7.  View these fantastic book trailers created by WMS students.  They are grouped by genre and 
     feature some of the newest and hottest books in the library!  Click on the image above to access
     these exciting videos.