Read Across America Theme: "Nurture a Sense of Belonging"
Use books and poetry to help students explore how people and places shapes their identity, their feelings about where they live, and how they connect with the world around them.
Book of the Month
Finding Junie Kim by Ellen Oh
Twelve-year-old Korean American Junie Kim, who’s kept quiet about the bullying and racism she encounters at school, is diagnosed with depression but is later inspired to speak out after learning about her grandfather’s experiences during the Korean War.
Encouraging lifelong information literacy and learning through reading and inquiry
Providing an inviting, dynamic environment in which students and staff become learners capable of accessing, evaluating, applying, and sharing information independently
Providing real and virtual access to appropriate, high-quality resources and services that support and enhance teaching, literacy, and learning during and outside the school day
Participating in curriculum development and design of learning activities
Facilitating professional development for the learning community
Create collaborative relationships between school librarians and classroom teachers, which transforms the school library program into a support system that strengthens the curriculum by bridging the information literacy gap.
Library Circulation Policy
Students may check out materials from the Fiction, Non-Fiction, Biography, and other Media collection. All materials may be checked out for a maximum of two weeks.
All students may visit the library independently to check out and return materials based on the schedule or permission of the classroom teacher/librarian.
School staff may check out any materials for a 30-day period which may be renewed, as necessary. If requested, that period will be extended based on the staff member's needs. Staff may borrow as many items as needed and may check out reference materials for one day.
The purpose of having this webpage is to detail, list and promote library and reading related topics to the parents and students who attend T.L. Weston Middle School.
Getting your teenager to read can sometimes be a daunting task! Here are some things to remember:
Try to avoid:
Pressuring, nagging, or bribing. Encourage teens to read, but don't hound them.
Criticizing what teens read. Explain what troubles you about certain types of reading materials after reading them yourself. Forbid as little as possible. And whenever you can, accept differences of opinion as just that.
Lavishing too much praise. If you catch your teenagers reading, show interest, but don't make a big deal out of it. Teens need to know that they're reading for their own pleasure—not for your approval.
Ways to encourage teens to read:
Set an example. Let teens see you reading for pleasure.
Furnish your home with a variety of reading materials. Leave books, magazines and newspapers around. Check to see what disappears for a clue to what interests your teenager.
Give teens an opportunity to choose their own books. When you and your teen are out together, browse in a bookstore or library. Go your separate ways and make your own selections. A bookstore gift certificate is a nice way of saying, "You choose."
Build on your teen's interests. Look for books and articles that feature their favorite sports teams, musicians, hobbies, or television shows. Give a gift subscription to a special interest magazine.
Your School Librarian is Ms. Shameka Johnson. She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.