• Midway Middle School Library
     
    Cheryl Cooper, Librarian
     
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    The purpose of our library is to support the Midway Middle School Curriculum and to promote a lifelong love of reading in our students.  Students come to the library every other week with their English teachers. Students may come before school and after school until 4:00 Monday through Friday.  They are able to check out 2 books at a time.  These books are due in 2 weeks and can be rechecked one time.  A fine of 10 cents a school day is charged for overdue books.
     
    Our books are selected to provide our students with a wide range of choices in literature.  Some of our books have a young adult sticker inside the front cover.  This sticker may indicate language, mature content, or topics.  Parents should be aware of what their student is reading and discuss their books with them.  A parent's ability to exercise control over reading materials extends only to his/her children.  If you have a question about a book your student has brought home, please contact me.
     
    Databases are provided to the middle school students under research sources to use for projects and papers. These databases are collections of journal articles, newspapers, etc. and count as such for research projects instead of as internet sources. College papers require library databases for sources and students should be encouraged to learn to use these early and not just use google searches for school assignments.  They may need our help or your help in filtering the huge amount of information one finds on the internet and determining which information is useful.
     
    Good reading skills are essential to success in school.  Reading skills, like athletic skills, can only improve with practice.  Please encourage your child to read at least 15 minutes every day. Children can learn and average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each year as a result of reading books.