Welcome to the Library Media Center
 

Teacher-Librarian ~ Nella Szilagyi
Library Assistant ~ Ruth George
Computer Lab Assistant ~ Gail Griffin 

It is my hope that these resources will serve as valuable tools providing access to our virtual and print collection,  highlighted websites, research organization and citation tools, as well as access to research and technology tipsheets and tutorials. Please email me @ nszilagyi@wethersfield.me with questions or recommendations for the improvement  of these resources.   

 Cherish the means of knowledge. Dare to read, think, speak, and write.  ~John Adams



 

Wishing everyone their best year yet!

Intro to Library Media Center Video


 WHS Digital Subscriptions and Research Tools

 Hover over the icons for a brief description of resources. Click on the icon to access resources. Access to many of these resources requires you to enter login credentials, especially if you're accessing them remotely (from outside the school). Refer to the Username and Password list for a full list of our subscription resources and their log in credentials. 

 

EBSCO Discovery!
Use EBSCO Discovery to do an integrated search for archived articles in periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers, etc) and reference ebooks in our school subscription databases and those of  the Connecticut Digital Library (researchITCT.org).

See screencast demos of our electronic tools and resources below:

This summer read to ...

Welcome to WHS Summer Reading Center 

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. 
~ Bill Gates, Time Magazine

The high school summer reading requirements provide a lot of flexibility and opportunity for choice so you can choose books you enjoy even as you meet reading requirements. 

The WHS Summer Reading Requirements Presentation includes:

  • Reading requirement by grade and ECE courses
  • Titles available as ebooks and audiobooks with links to our electronic collections 
  • Details on how to win prizes while you track your participation online by registering for the  Wethersfield Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program.
If you prefer to use a paper log, you can use the one that was included with your report card. If you misplaced the log, you can download a copy at the following link for the WHS Summer Reading Brochure.

This summer's book club title is one of the 2018 Nutmeg High School Nominees, 

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Email your questions or RSVP to participate to Mrs. Szilagyi at nszilagyi@wethersfield.me.
Book club meeting dates are:
Wednesday, July 12th, 2:30-4:00
Wednesday, August 9th, 2:30-4:00


 2018 Nutmeg Award Nominees lists are now available on the Nutmeg Book Award website! 
Check them out on Overdrive or visit Wethersfield Public Library.

2017 Nutmeg Award Winners are:

High School: I'll Give You the Sun
 by Jandy Nelson
Teen: The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

   
   

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Mission

The mission of the library media center and its staff is to create an environment rich in digital and print resources that is also conducive to students’ and staff’s pursuit and development of 21st century skills, ultimately enabling students and staff to be effective, independent, and responsible users of information.

Hours

Before School 7:15 – 7:40**
During School 7:40 – 2:00*
After School 2:00 – 2:45**
* Passes required
** Unless, otherwise posted

Guidelines

  • Enter quietly.
  • Show pass. Sign in or out, as necessary.
  • Sit 2-3 students per table, maximum of 4.
  • Take out and start work promptly.
  • Study groups are expected to engage in quiet discussion.
  • Technology use must be consistent with learning expectations.

The media center runs quiet study periods. It’s an ideal place for studying, completing assignments or a quiet place to read a magazine or pleasure book. Students that are disruptive or do not follow media center guidelines will be asked to leave, and their study hall teacher and subject teacher will be notified.

Collection

The WHS Library Media Center collection balances a variety of print and electronic resources to support content curriculum, student and staff interests, and 21st century information literacy skills. It consists of approximately 16,000 books, over 50 print periodicals, and 29 electronic subscriptions from 7 different publishers. The high school collection, as well as the collection of all other district school libraries may be accessed through the district’s online collection management software, Destiny, on any networked computer in the school library, classroom, or computer labs.


Wethersfield Public Schools

127 Hartford Avenue
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-571-8100

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