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 @ email@example.com 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!
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.
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.
- 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.
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
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.
Before School 7:15 – 7:40**
During School 7:40 – 2:00*
After School 2:00 – 2:45**
* Passes required
** Unless, otherwise posted
- 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.
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.