Our middle and high school library provides a space for research, independent study and quiet group work. Students can check out Chromebooks, purchase a hot beverage and enjoy research or writing support from Mrs. Julianne Ross, or other faculty. Mrs. Ross plans themes and activities throughout the year to promote reading, including a DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) week, reading challenges with prizes and more.
The elementary library next door is full of age appropriate fiction and non-fiction books. Mrs. Ross plans themed activities and works with elementary parents each spring to host a Scholastic book fair.
The EMS library strives to be a 21st Century learning environment where members of our school community are encouraged to be effective users of ideas and information by asking questions, reading enthusiastically, thinking critically, and demonstrating creativity.
-Adapted from AASL Empowering Learners
Our library in the news
A “Book Tasting” added some variety to a recent 8th grade English class. Librarian Julianne Ross set up the experience for students to “sample” different books and write reviews in their menus so they would be able to return to the library later and select favorite books for independent reading. Ross grouped the books in courses — appetizers, salads, main courses and desserts. Each course had a different theme such as “Award Winners,” “Non-Fiction,” “New Releases,” and “Virginia Choice Readers’ Selections.” As they “sampled” and…Read More >
- ProQuest (Scholarly Research)
- Heritage Quest (Family History, Revolutionary War)
- Learning Express (College test prep and more)
- Rosetta Stone (Language Learning)
- Newsbank (Search national and local newspapers)