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Book loan policy:

Students may have up to 3 books checked out at any time as long as they do not have any overdues or owe any fines. Students must bring their ID cards to check out books.  Books have a two week loan period; however, a student may renew the book as often as needed so long as no one else is in need of the book they have.  They must bring the book with them in order to renew it.

Library Computers and Copier

Library computers and copier:  Our library is currently working on getting laptops. Students will have access to them before school, during their lunch, and after school.  The Lenovos are to only be used for school work related use. DO NOT send students to school with a flash drive containing a project they downloaded from home as the flash drives are not permitted on school computers because they can harbor viruses.  I will do my best to assist you getting the work you need. The laptops currently do not have access to a printer. Please note that the library printer only prints in black and white.

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"A Library Is Not A Luxury, But One Of The Necessities Of Life"

Henry Ward Beecher

Welcome to the Ruth Musser Middle School Library. Our hours are from 7:30 until 3:30.  Students are also welcome to come up during their lunch to do silent reading and work. 

A lot has changed over the years in school libraries from the card catalog to the hushed tones of students reading quietly in the study carrels.  Here at Ruth Musser, the library offers cozy spots to quietly read. It is also a good place for collaboration and scholarly discussions. In addition to a full schedule of classes, you will find students here for Bulldog Book Club meetings, Student of the Month lunches, after school tutoring, and in the morning before school starts. Our library is beautifully decorated with student projects for all to admire. Since we are becoming a 21st century library, we have Wi-Fi, and a smart board. We are working on getting laptops into the library for students to use.

It is my hope that everyone will feel welcomed and comfortable in this beautiful setting.  Teachers are welcomed to sign up to visit the library each week, in addition to students coming up on their own time. 

We use Follett Destiny which allows students to check for a title from any device that has internet access 24/7.  They can also open and use our growing EBook collection from here. You can click on the link provided, or use the purple box to the right: RMMS Destiny Library Manager. Here's a link to a tutorial if you need help using our Ebook catalog: Ebook tutorialThe username and password are musserstu.

AUTHOR SPOT LIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This month we are featuring author Rick Riordon. He has over twenty novels and is the #1 New York times bestselling author. Some of his books include titles from the Percy Jackson series, Magnus Chase series, and Trials of Apollo. He has over eighty-six million book copies in print. Check out some of his book trailers below!

Click on the link above to see RMMS Library's Amazon Wish List! Here you will find books and other items our students would appreciate having in the library. Donated books will be added to our library so that our students can check them out and enjoy for their reading pleasure. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated!

Book Trailers

Bulldog Book Club

BBC is open to all students.  There is one book club for each grade level. Meetings are during lunch in the library. We meet every two weeks on Tuesday and Wednesday. 5th graders are reading Wish by Barbara O'Connor, 6th grade is reading Restart by Gordon Korman, 7th grade is reading The Whispers by Greg Howard, and 8th grade is reading Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. Come join us! We love talking about what we read over lunch and the discussions that follow are a great deal of fun!                                                                   
                       

Wish Book Cover       Restart Book Cover        The Whispers Book Cover        Shadow and Bone Book Cover
     

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Author Visits

We have been fortunate here at RMMS to have hosted visiting authors for the last several years. In the past  few years we have had a few authors come to speak to our students about the challenges and trials of becoming a published author. 

Janet Tashjian, the author of My Life As series, Sticker Girl series, Larry Trilogy, and many more.

My Life as a Youtuber book cover   Vote for Larry book cover

Livia Blackburne, the author of a magical, fantasy adventure.  Midnight Thief and Daughter of Dusk are the original titles for her series.

Midnight Thief book cover   Daughter of Dusk book cover

Romina Russell, the author of a new science fiction series.  Zodiac and Wandering Star are the first two titles in this series.   

Zodiac book cover   Wandering Star book cover

Nicole Maggi, author of the Twin Willows Trilogy, the first two titles in the series are Winter Falls and In the Mouth of the Wolf.  It turns out Nicole’s book Winter Falls was first written in high school for NANOWRIMO!

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Stephanie Diaz, author of a dystopian trilogy which begins with Extraction and Evolution.

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They were joined by author Bethany Crandell who wrote Summer on a Short Bus. 

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They were kind enough to stay and visit with our young authors!