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2013 Summer Reading
Check out Connecticut's 2013 Summer Reading List! This list will offer students extra books to choose from. Trumbull's reading list will be out shortly. Stay tuned!
e-books for Madison Students
Go to the following site:
User Name: firstnamelastname (no space)
PW: Student ID
Yes! There's an app for that! Go to the Google Play store or the Apple App store for Follett Reader,
Note: At this point, the media center only has a limited selection of e-books as we are just strating to add these to our collection. To read the book, you may simply click on it. If you would like to "check-out" the book, you may select the Check-Out option.
Access the Catalog!
View Madison Media Center's book collection from the classroom or from home!
Click on the above link to see what wonders in reading we have available! Physically check out the book in the media center as usual.
Safer Internet Day
Google has placed incredibly important internet information on their website. Today, everyone must take responsibility for safety online. The link is:
Best Books of 2012!
Illustration by Julia Rothman. NY Times. 28 Nov. 2012.
What does it take to reach a middle school reader?
Check out this article from Scholastic Intructor!
If you loved The Hunger Games...
Visit these sites below for other great titles!
Nutmeg Book Selection 2013
Visit the Link Below for List of books:
Read in December and January. Voting ends January 30!
The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 4-8 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. Jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Library Association (CLA) and the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL) , the Nutmeg Committee is comprised of children's librarians and school library media specialists who are members of our sponsoring organizations.
Get Blogging: Join the Lunch Bunch!
Next Meeting: Friday, 1/18
Do you love to read? Do you enjoy blogging? Meet friends in the media center during your lunch period. We will be discussing your favorite books and blogging about them. Let Ms. Dwyer know of your interest or if you have any questions.
Blog Site: Edmodo
(You will have to come to the club meeting to get access into the site. See Ms. Dwyer!)
Book Request Line
Do you want to read a book that you cannot find in Madison's catalog?
Do you have book ideas for Ms. Dwyer?
If you have any book choice suggestions, feel free to e-mail Ms. Dwyer!
All suggestions will be appreciated!
Click below to e-mail
Media Center Statement
The Madison library media center is dedicated to helping students succeed. The media center's mission is to enrich students' academic experience and personal growth. It is foremost an extension of the classroom where students come to complete research using texts and technology. The expanded fiction collection is a support for pleasure reading and the SSR program at Madison. The district’s online network allows students access to many educational databases such as iconn.
The media center is a resource that supports the curriculum, encourages self-actualization and independent inquiry. As such, it is responsive to students' educational and personal needs that are in constant flux.
The media center remains open after school for teachers to use with their students when necessary and initiates many after school programs.
Ms. Dwyer, Library Media Specialist
Media Center open after school on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.