Middle School Library / Media Center

The joy of reading and more... 

In the library, we find great books, magazines and websites to use for learning and pleasure. We learn how to access, use and present information safely and accurately. We work with our classroom teacher on projects that extend what we are studying in the classroom.

The middle school library is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Circulation Policy
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  • 6th grade – 2 books 
  • 7th grade – 3 books 
  • 8th grade – 3 books 

7th & 8th Grade students may check out 3 books total. One required book and two other books. Materials are checked out for a 2-week time period. Students may renew their materials for another 2 weeks if they are still needed. Children must bring the book that they wish to renew into the library in order to renew it. 

Students are not charged overdue fines; however their borrowing privileges may be suspended or restricted until the overdue materials are returned. If a book is lost or damaged, a replacement fee will be charged.

Schedule

English teachers bring students to the library on a bi-weekly basis to renew, return, or check out new books.  As always, individual students may visit the library on a pass from their classroom teacher to choose books to meet their Accelerated Reader, classroom and individual needs. If your child needs direction in choosing books that are "just right," please encourage him/her to ask for help. The library is full of great resources and reads for all levels and interests. For information about the number of books they are allowed to check out, please visit the Circulation section of this website. 

As always, classrooms often have the opportunity to come to the library and engage in lessons cooperatively taught by the media specialist and the classroom teacher that enrich and support classroom curriculum with library resources.

Events & Activities

 

Battle of the Books

The 2017-18 Battle of the Books was recently held and several teams from Vicksburg competed.  The preliminary and semi-final Battles were Saturday, February 17th at 10:00 a.m. in the Schoolcraft High School PAC.  The Grand Battle was on Thursday February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Schoolcraft High School PAC.  The winning team was the Book Busters 2.0 from Schoolcraft Middle School.  Congratulations to all our participating Battlers!

Vicksburg District Libray

Did you know that every student in Vicksburg Community Schools is able to check out books from the Vicksburg District Library regardless of where they live?  Just drop by the library to sign up for a library card.  Also keep your eyes peeled for upcoming information about the VDL Summer Reading Program - complete with movies, games, prizes, reading clubs, guest speakers and more! Mrs. Willoughby, the children's librarian, has an entire summer's worth of reading-related activities planned.  

Online Public Access Catalog

The library uses a management system called Follett Destiny. The best thing about this program is you can now access the library's holdings from any computer...in the library, in the classroom or at home. To view what is in Vicksburg Middle School's library collection, select Vicksburg Community Schools; then select Vicksburg Middle School. You can search by author, title, series or keywords to see what is available. Please feel free to contact the library if you have any questions.

New Fiction Books

'Donut Go Breaking My Heart' by Suzanne Nelson

"Sheyda is a behind-the-scenes kind of girl.  She loves helping out in the kitchen of Doughlicious, the New York City donut shop run by her best friend Kiri's parents.  And Sheyda loves designing stage sets! Kiri is sure this will lead to stradom... and perhaps even a date with Cabe.  But somehow it's Sheyda who gets picked to be an extra.  To make matters worse, Cabe is spoiled and rude.  Too bad he's so cute.  Can Sheyda overcome her stage fright to get to know the real Cabe... and find her own kind of stardom?"--Provided by publisher.

'Spirit Animals (bk. 5): Heart Of The Land' by Sarah Prineas

"Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan are young heroes who stopped an unstoppable monster. They are Greencloaks--guardians chosen from every nation of Erdas--and together with their powerful spirit animals, they fight to protect their world. But in the ashes of this destruction, there are some who ask: Are the Greencloaks to blame? The young heroes are shocked to find themselves on trial, judged by a council of the world's leaders. Then the unthinkable happens. The council is attacked from within--by Greencloaks--and an important leader lies slain. In the blink of an eye, Erdas's saviors become wanted fugitives. Someone is trying to frame them as traitors, but why? As the four friends race to uncover this mystery, only one thing is clear... the war is far from over"--Back cover.

'Jacky Ha Ha (bk. 2) : My Life Is A Joke' by James Patterson

"Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing arts, and she's a triple threat onstage! She wants nothing more than to act and sing all summer--but her parents have other plans for her. Jacky reluctantly signs up for a summer job in her resort town of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, where tourists come to enjoy the beach and fun carnival atmosphere.
Now she has serious responsibilities like her job and babysitting her younger sisters, but Jacky longs to perform in the summer stock performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Can she handle all of her important commitments and still have fun with her friends--or will she learn that juggling isn't one of her many talents?
"--Provided by publisher.

'Rise Of The Wolf' (bk. 2) by Jennifer Nielsen

"Nic may have escaped enslavement in the mines outside of Rome, but his troubles are far from over. The Praetor War -- the battle to destroy Rome from within -- is in full force, and Nic is caught in the crossfire. The secretive Praetors are determined to unlock a powerful amulet -- one sure to bring the empire to its knees. Worse, the Praetors believe Nic holds the key to finding this amulet, and they will stop at nothing to steal it, even if that means harming the people Nic holds most dear. When the Praetors capture Nic's mother, Nic knows he must do anything to save her. He challenges the Praetors to a chariot race. If he wins, they will release his mother. But if he loses, he must hand over a magic that will certainly destroy Rome and end his own life. Can Nic once again harness his magic and gather the strength to defeat his enemies? Or will he lose his mother and bear witness to Rome's destruction?"--Provided by publisher.

'Michael Vey (bk. 7) : The Final Spark' by Richard Paul Evans

"The final book in the Michael Vey series opens with the Electroclan facing a devastating loss: Michael is missing. He made the ultimate sacrifice to save his friends and now he's gone. What is next for them and the revolution?

The battle on the island of Hades ended with a devastating explosion that left the island a smoking ruin and much of Hatch's army dead. However, Hatch survived and while his plans have certainly suffered a setback, he's more determined than ever to bring the world's governments under his control. But first, he wants to wipe out the Resistance and capture the remaining members of the Electroclan.

As Hatch's forces storm into action, it seems nothing can stand in their way. The Electroclan is divided. The voice is captured, and Michael's mother is being used as bait to lure the leader of the Resistance out of hiding. Can anything--or anyone--stop the Elgen? Or is this the end?"--Provided by publisher. 

New Nonfiction Books

'Who was Alexander Graham Bell?' by Bonnie Bader
"An illustrated biography of the inventor of the telephone"--Provided by publisher. 

'Who were the Three Stooges?' by Pam Pollack
"A biography of the Three Stooges, the screwball slapstick trio known for their eye-poking, headbopping, pie-throwing zaniness."--Provided by publisher. 

'Who was Laura Ingalls Wilder?" by Patricia Demuth
"Chronicles the life and career of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the author of the Little House on the Prairie books, which she based on her own experiences while growing up on the wild frontier"--Provided by publisher.

'What was the Underground Railroad?' by Yona McDonough
"Provides an account of the Underground Railroad, explaining what it was, describing the roles of key individuals, and discussing the impact of the Underground Railroad on the history and development of the United States"--Provided by publisher.

'Who was Ernest Shackleton?' by James Buckley Jr.
"A brief biography of Ernest Shackleton, famous for his historic 1914 journey to the South Pole aboard the Endurance"--Provided by publisher.

Margo Staunton

Media Specialist
Phone: 269-321-1185

Kris DeVries

Library Aide
Phone: 269-321-1381