Our friends at R.J. Julia Booksellers arranged a captivating visit by the author and illustrator team, Matthew Holm and Jonathan Follett on the day their book, Marvin and the Moths, was released! We were the first stop on their book tour! They were surprised by the Welcome sign made by our students and asked to bring it on the road with them! It all began when Jonathan saw Matthew holding his lunch tray, scanning the cafeteria, after losing his seat and invited him to sit at his table...back in Middle School! They've been friends since! Besides reading the first exciting chapter telling the details of Marvin's mishaps his first day of middle school, they told of how they come up with book ideas and the revision process! Yes, they even have to edit their work! Students who pre-purchased a book had the opportunity to meet the authors after the presentation to have their book signed. Thank-you to all that purchased a book making this a free event for our school. We are lucky to have a supportive community that includes our PTO and the Westbrook Public Library.
The mission of the Westbrook Middle School Library is to be a center open to all where students and staff create a unique collaborative community of literacy that educates, challenges, and inspires. Such a media center lies at the hub and heart of the school in a way that helps students experience the excitement to be discovered in their studies. It is a place where students can become lifelong learners and develop the knowledge, talent and commitment that can lead to lives as dynamic individuals in the community.
Westbrook Middle School Library Media Center
The 2019 Nutmeg Book Award nominees have been announced! Intermediate - Grades 5 & 6 Teen - Grades 7 & 8
2018 Nutmeg Book Award Winners will be announced towards the end of May.
Summer Reading will be distributed by Language Arts teachers at the end of the school year. Don't forget to fill out and return Governor's Reading Challenge forms at the start of the school year! Record books read and return at the start of the school year. The grade with the highest participation will earn recess!
Participants of this summer's Governor's Reading Challenge were presented with certificates and top readers by grade were given a gift card to a local bookseller!
Authors Visit 5th & 6th Grade Students - 9/27/16
Destiny Online Catalog
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Nutmeg Voting is in!
Your votes for your favorite 2018 Nutmeg Book from the list of nominees were tallied and sent to the Nutmeg Committee. The winner of each category - Intermediate, Teen, and High School levels, will be announced in mid-May. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2019 Nutmeg nominated books that will be released in May!Library Media
Booked for Lunch
Would you like to participate in a book club each Wednesday during lunch? Sixth grade students, come down to the library on Wednesday, March 29th! We are beginning the adventure, The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Follow Sage, the orphan boy who's part of Connor's mysterious plan against his will. What would you do if you had to choose to either lie or die? This is the first in a series.
If you like reading and discussing books or just the chance to have lunch in the library with your friends, see Mrs. Goad for details. Don't miss out!Library Media
Governor's Reading Challenge
Congratulations to the Governor’s Reading Challenge participants! The readers who read the most books in each grade were awarded a gift card to R.J. Julia Booksellers. All participants received certificates signed by Governor Malloy! The 8th grade had the highest participation AND books read and will be enjoying a pizza party on Oct. 21st! They kept the 8th grade winning streak alive! Which grade will have the most students participate next summer?Library Media
Booked For Lunch
Students from all grades are invited to participate in a book club once a week during their lunch. Stay tuned.Library Media