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Summer Reading Suggestions from the Library!

Summer Reading Suggestions 2017

Collierville Middle Schools

Collierville Middle School and Schilling Farms Middle School

 

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate.

The Jumbies by Tracy Baptiste

El Deafo by Cece Bell

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The Boys in the Boat (Young Readers Adaptation) by Daniel James Brown

Drowned City:  Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown.

Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko

The Inventor’s Secret by Andrea Cremer

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff

The Last of the Sandwalkers by Jay Hosler

The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jahleigh Johnson

Rain Reign by Ann Martin

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer.

Mark of the Thief by Jennifer Nielson

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Pax by Sarah Pennypacker

Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip through the Motown Sound by Andrea Davis Pickney

No Summit out of Sight by Jordan Romero

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Hoodoo by Ronald Smith

Last in a Long Line of Rebels by Lisa Lewis Tyre

Loot:  How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

 

 

 

 

Some of the above are suggested by the librarians and some were also on the Volunteer State Book Award Nominee list for the Middle School Division 2016-2018. Happy Reading!

 

Nancy France, SFMS Librarian

Gina Seeley, CMS Librarian

 

 

Encyclopedia Britannica!

We are reviewing Encyclopedia Britannica in the library!  The students are working through research questions to make themselves familiar with the website.  It is a fantastic website for our students to use with any of their research needs.  Please feel free to use this site with your students!!!

January In The Library!

Hello Stallions!  I hope everyone had time to read over the Christmas Break!  We have been busy in the library....All 6th and 7th grade students are now using the e-library!  8th grade students will be trained in January!  You are going to love it!
Remember:  the website is wbb11171.follettshelf.com
Your username SHOULD be the first letter of your first name and ALL of your last name (ex. John Smith = jsmith)  
Your password is 12345
Our SFMS book budget will be used by adding to the e-library this year.
Get reading!!!
I can't wait to hear what books you have been enjoying!  Keep me posted!

November in the Library!

We are exploring Encyclopedia Britannica in the SFMS library this month!  The students will find and evaluate different topics and find answers to questions using the website of Britannica Online!  Please share this information with your family.  There are many interesting topics to be discovered on Britannica!

September in the Library!

In September, we will be making book trailers in the library for all SFMS students to enjoy!  We are hoping to have then linked to the library page for students to enjoy from home.  Hopefully - this will give our students some new ideas of possible books to read.  
September is Library Card Month!  Please stop by the Collierville Burch Library to get a library card!  The library has over 50,000 ebooks to choose from and many selections in print form!  Also - take advantage of the book store inside the library lobby.  They have great books for purchase for $1.00!!!!  Hope to see you there!

Battle of the Books!!!!

We are starting our Battle of the Books club.  The first meeting will be Thursday Sept. 8 from 3:15 - 4:15.  The meeting will be held in the art room on the 300 hallway!  I can't wait to see you there!!!

August in the Library!

This month in the library we are discussing the Library Orientation.  The students are reviewing the procedures for using the SFMS library.  We are also discussing the books offered in the book fair!  Please stop by and shop any time during the day!  I'd love to tell you all about the books!
 
RTI     In our RTI group we are reading and discussing the book Schooled written by Gordon Korman.  It is a wonderful book about a 13 year old boy that will have to attend public school for the first time.  We will discuss the challenges he faces and the lessons learned by all characters.  If you have never read this book - you are encouraged to read and enjoy this book!

Book Fair!!!!!

The Schilling Farms Middle School book fair will be here on August 22-26th!  Please plan to visit the library during this time to shop or attend our Open House Book Fair on August 23rd in the gym from 5:30-7:30.  I have seen the book selection and we are getting some great books!!!  Please encourage your family to take time to read!

New Books!

We have new books in the library!!!  Our new books have been delivered and are ready to be enjoyed!  Please come by the library to see what we have available for you!

SFMS Library Procedures!

SFMS Library

The SFMS library is open from 8:15 to 2:50 every day.   Students are expected to have their agenda book signed by a teacher and to sign in when they enter the library.


Students may check out two items for a three-week period.  In middle school, students visit the library with their entire class at different intervals. If a student visits the library on their own to check-out books, they need to keep in mind their due date for their books.  Students are responsible for all items they check out.  A calendar is provided in the agenda book so that students may make note of when their books are due.


A fine of 10 cents per school day will be charged for each overdue item.  Fines continue to accrue until the overdue item has been returned.  Students with overdue items or library fines will not be allowed to check out another item until they have cleared their library record.


A student may renew a book as often as needed. Books that are high demand may not be renewed.  

 


Students will be charged the replacement cost for any books or audio books that are lost or damaged.  If the lost item is later found and returned, the student’s money will be refunded.

A class list of overdue items will be sent to homeroom teachers on a monthly. This is the only notice students will receive of past due items and library fines. The student is responsible for returning overdue items and clearing fines.  Report cards will be held for any student with outstanding fines or overdue books until the library record for that student has been cleared. 

 


Students who use the Internet at SFMS must have on file a copy of the Acceptable Use Policy of Collierville Schools, signed by both the student and a parent.  Students must ask permission before accessing the internet on library computers. Library computers are reserved for accessing the library’s catalog, research, and, just learning interesting information.

 

LIBRARY CREW

These students are responsible for maintaining a section of library shelves by straightening and cleaning them weekly.  This may be done before or after school.  Students may count this activity toward volunteer service hours.  Applications may be obtained from Mrs. France in the library.  The application, which includes both teacher reference and parent permission, is due early in the school year.  Library Crew members will be chosen and notified by early September, and they will begin their library service after an orientation meeting.

Students may check with Mrs. France at the beginning of each nine weeks to see if there are openings for new Crew members.

 


Welcome to the Schilling Farms Middle School library page!  We have just added many new titles in print and also in electronic version!  If you are not sure how to log into your ebook account - check with me and I'll get you started! The website is wbb11171.follettshelf.com.     You have to know your username and your password.  All passwords are 12345. Our new 6th graders will be entered into our electronic  library as soon as possible.  We want you enjoying our books!!!