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Mission:

The Silas Deane Middle School Library Media Center staff believes that the 21st Century requires citizens to be effective and efficient users of information. Knowing how to locate, use, and synthesize information in an efficient manner will empower students in school and beyond. With these goals in mind, the Silas Deane Middle School Library Media Center strives to promote reading for pleasure and for research, to assist students in acquiring information and technology literacy skills, to provide a rich array of print and non-print materials to support the curriculum, and to work with teachers to identify curriculum links and integrate resources into instructional units.

About the Collection:

The Silas Deane Middle School Library Media Center, holds approximately 14,200 materials.

ItSDMS Media Center has a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, and reference materials  for student and staff use. Students have access to expansive digital library collections through our Grolier subscription database, World Book Online subscription database, and the Research IT CT (formerly known as ICONN). The Library Media Center has an audio book and video collection available to support curricular units.


The library media center also houses an "information classroom" with sixteen Dell computers available to classes or individuals conducting research. Forty Chromebooks and 10 iPads are available for classes or flexible use as well as two Smart Boards and projectors for instruction. 

The Library Media Center uses Follett’s Destiny library software to manage its collection. This database includes an online browser-based card catalog, which allows students and staff to search the collection both from the classroom as well as the library. In addition, because it is a union catalog, we can view the library collections of other schools in the district. The district also subscribes to Overdrive which hosts our digital downloadable eBook and audiobook collections.

Hours:

The library media center is open Monday through Thursday, from 7:45 - 3:30 p.m. The library closes at 2:30 p.m. on Fridays. Library staff are available to help students with research or other school projects after school until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Wednesdays, due to the generosity of the Keane Foundation and the After School Achievement Program (ASAP formerly known as Crossroads). In addition, there is a tutor in the library on Monday and Tuesday afternoon for homework help.

 

Media Staff:

Ms. Leslie Poulos is the library media specialist/teacher librarian. She worked as a language arts teacher and as a teacher for gifted and talented students for eight years, before becoming a library media specialist. In her role as media specialist, she collaborates with teachers and staff to develop lessons, locate instructional resources, team-teach mini lessons on information literacy and technology, and promote literacy and a love of reading throughout the building.

Ms. Emily Ziemba is the library assistant, who assists with the daily operation of the library. Ms. Ziemba is responsible for managing the circulation desk, record keeping, and the many other tasks that keep the Library Media Center running smoothly.


 


SDMS Calendar View all events
  • November 2017
    • FriNov24 NO SCHOOL!
    • MonNov27 SDMS MINECRAFT MONDAY 2:30 PM to 3:15 PMMEDIA CENTER
    • TueNov28 SDMS 8TH GRADE STUDENT OF THE TRIMESTER BREAKFAST 7:15 AM to 7:45 AMMEDIA CENTER
    • TueNov28 SDMS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • WedNov29 SDMS JAZZ BAND AND CHORALE 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • ThuNov30 SDMS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA 7:00 AM to 7:40 AM
  • December 2017
    • MonDec04 SDMS JAZZ BAND AND CHORALE 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
    • MonDec04 SDMS MINECRAFT MONDAY 2:30 PM to 3:15 PMMEDIA CENTER
    • TueDec05 SDMS 7TH GR. BAND CONCERT 6:30 PM to 7:30 PMSDMS AUDITORIUM
    • TueDec05 SDMS 7TH GR. CHORAL CONCERT 8:00 PM to 9:00 PMSDMS AUDITORIUM
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Silas Deane Middle School's Charlene Maddock has been selected as the 2017 Teacher of the Year for the Wethersfield Public Schools. Please click for more.
Presentation to the Wethersfield Board of Education
Did you know that Wethersfield students can borrow free eBooks and audiobooks and download them to personal mobile devices or read them through a Browser on a Chromebook through Overdrive? Click to title to find out more!

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

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