Book loan policy:


Students may have up to 3 books checked out at any time.  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 has a dedicated Lenovo cart which contains 40 computers.  Students have access to them in their Language Arts class, before school and during their lunch.  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 and/or printed. Please note that the library printer and copier are in black and white only.

Useful Links to other resources


Sheri Nagel Library and Technology Central



“When I step into this library, I cannot understand why I ever stepped out of it.”—Marie de Sevigne

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, NANOWRIMO, Student of the Month lunches, after school tutoring, and in the morning before school. Our library is beautifully decorated with student projects for all to admire. Since we are a 21st century library we have Wi-Fi, a smart board and of course a Lenovo cart.

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

We use Destiny Library Manager which allows students to check for a title from home 24/7.  They can also open and use our growing EBook collection from this location: please click here. Here's a link to a tutorial if you need help using our Ebook catalog: Ebook tutorialThe username and password are musserstu.

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. 5th graders finished reading Auggie & Me by R.J. Palacios, 6th grade is reading Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai, 7th grade finished reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs and will start reading the next book in the series, Hollow City. 8th grade will start reading Legend by Marie Lu. Come join us. Sharing books over lunch and the discussions that follow are a great deal of fun!                                                                                                  





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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. 

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


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


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!


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


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


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