Welcome to the
Middle School Library
9601 Main St.
Holland Patent, NY 13354
Mrs. Horwat, Librarian
Mrs. Hiffa, Library Aide
Orientation: All about the library and library services for students
Click HERE if you are bored in the library.
Seed Library!Cooking with STEAM booklets are available in the library, free to take home, with activities like: research, grow and cook a vegetable, make your own fizzy lemonade, bubble gum out of Jello, your own ice cream, rock candy crystals, or plant seeds for a windowsill herb garden and even solar oven s'mores.Courtesy of Gardeners of Rome & Mr. Eberley, seeds are free and available in the library. Stop by to get your seeds and get growing!
We have recently received a large shipment of new nonfiction books! Stop down and check it out! New fiction is on the circulation counter (where the librarian checks out books) and new nonfiction are on the tops of the nonfiction shelves.
For students interested in coding, math and computer sciencePosted by Julie Horwat on 3/27/2019
Internet SafetyPosted by Julie Horwat on 4/3/2016
Explore the world of forensics!Posted by Julie Horwat on 4/3/2016
Fictfact: Series tracker!Posted by Julie Horwat on 4/3/2016
Become a Library Volunteer!
Library Volunteers help Mrs. Hiffa and Mrs. Horwat with basic library work. The rewards of being a volunteer are that you will gain valuable work experience and will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are contributing to the library and lending a helping hand. But as an added bonus, you will get to choose a free book from our prize book collection after every 500 minutes of work volunteering! We also anticipate having some Library Volunteer special get-togethers during lunch time occasionally.
Tasks include (but are not limited to):
- Helping to organize an escape room
- Cleanup and setup for events and programs
- Shelving books *
- Maintaining order on the bookshelves *
- Stamping books and other book-processing tasks
- Cutting paper and alphabetizing
- Delivering books to the office for Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
- Finding books from a list on the shelves
- Hanging up posters
- Charging devices
- Helping with decision-making (advice)
- Administering surveys to students
- Helping students find books and use OPALS
Tasks with an asterisk (*) require special training, and only certified helpers can complete these tasks.
We hope you will join our team of volunteers! See Mrs. Horwat for more information or to sign up!