Our library shelves have 603 new books including 524 new titles this school year. And more are on the way! Click here to check us outlearn about the new volumes. Some of the authors represented in the new books include Kristin Cashore, Tony Hilllerman, Walter Dean Myers, Ann Rinaldi, Scott Westerfeld, Sonya Sones, D. J. MacHale, Darren Shan, Marilyn Reynolds, Laurence Yep, Anthony Horowitz, Ellen Hopkins and Sherman Alexie.
Reading Counts Contest!
Each of the five teams at the Junior High has "Required Reading" times built-in to every school day. To support this vital activity, our Reading Counts program requires every student to read books and take quizzes on those books to generate points. English teachers use those points as part of the students’ grades. This year we are also conducting a Reading Counts Contest. Prizes such as free books and coupons from local merchants are awarded at the end of each marking period. Our big readers and winners with the most total points from the 1st Marking Period were:
Team 1: Angela Farbotnik and Josh Beauvais' Team 2: Cassidy Peets and Amber Cunningham; Team 3 – David Beauvais and Allison Dix; Team 4 – Brandan Fennell and Emma O’Connell; and Team 5 – Marisa Valentin and Stephen Grigg.
For the next several marking periods, we will be rewarding students who show the most improvement, as well as those with the most points.
Library Media Center
It is the role of the Library Media Program to cultivate an enthusiasm for reading, which is the foundation for developing effective users of ideas and information. In our technology-driven society, information is everywhere.
In the Massena Central School District, the Library Media Program is an extension of the classroom. Collaboration between the librarian and classroom teachers is the key to student success.
Read more about the Massena Library Media & Technology Standards