The Springer Middle School Library

Library Announcements

  • Book Check-out is Here!

    The library is open full time to begin the school year!  Stop in before school, or come down during the day with permission from a teacher. There will also be passes available at lunch.  Come in and find a great new book to read!

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  •  librarian sitting on books reading Free Digital Resources

    Take a look at the New Castle County Library digital collection.  If you don't have a library card, you can sign up online.

     

     

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New Arrivals

  • Ground Zero

    by Alan Gratz Year Published: 2021

    Brandon is visiting his dad on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 when the attack comes; Reshmina is a girl in Afghanistan who has grown up in the aftermath of that attack but dreams of peace, becoming a teacher and escaping her village and the narrow role that the Taliban believes is appropriate for women--both are struggling to survive, both changed forever by the events of 9/11.

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  • Amari and the Night Brothers

    by CC Alston Year Published: 2021

    Thirteen-year-old Amari, a poor African American girl from the projects, gets an invitation from her missing brother to join the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs and join in the fight against an evil magician.

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  • Starfish

    by Lisa Fipps Year Published: 2021

    "Bullied and shamed her whole life for being fat, twelve-year-old Ellie finally gains the confidence to stand up for herself, with the help of some wonderful new allies"

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  • Anya and the Nightingale

    by Sofiya Pasternak Year Published: 2021

    Thirteen-year-old Anya sets out to find her missing father but instead travels to Kiev, where she meets the tsar, dines with a rabbi, and rescues two brothers from a dangerous monster lurking beneath the city.

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  • We Are Not Free

    by Tracy Chee Year Published: 2020

    For fourteen-year-old budding artist Minoru Ito, his two brothers, his friends, and the other members of the Japanese-American community in southern California, the three months since Pearl Harbor was attacked have become a waking nightmare: attacked, spat on, and abused with no way to retaliate--and now things are about to get worse, their lives forever changed by the mass incarcerations in the relocation camps.

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  • The One and Only Bob

    by Katherine Applegate Year Published: 2020

    A scrappy dog named Bob and his best friends, Ivan the gorilla and Ruby the elephant, undertake a dangerous journey to seek Bob's long-lost sister, but a storm is approaching and time is running out.

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  • Prairie Lotus

    by Linda Sue Park Year Published: 2020

    In Dakota Territory in the 1880s, half-Chinese Hanna and her white father face racism and resistance to change as they try to make a home for themselves.

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  • They called Us Enemy

    by George Takei Year Published: 2019

    In graphic novel form, Takei recounts his time in an interment camp as a child during World War II.

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  • Library Mission

    The misson of the Springer Library is to encourage a lifelong love of reading. We support the ethical and efficient use of informaton through the use of emerging technologies.

    Library Hours

    7:55 - 3:15 PM

     Mrs. Bott with students

    Librarian 

    Lauren M. Bott (lauren.bott@bsd.k12.de.us)  Please contact me with any questions or concerns. 

     

    Mrs. Bott Websites and News of Interest

     

    Read some of Springer students' poetry at The Poetry Corner.

     

    Every Tuesday and Thursday, Jason Reynolds has a new writing prompt in his Write, Right, Rite series.

     

  • Coming to the library


    Students should come to the library with a purpose:


    • Check in/check out -- browse the shelves, find a new book, or return one

    • Research/work on an assignment

    • Computer use: educational use only

    • Quiet work/reading


    Students may come to the library with permission during:


    • Beginning of the day (must be able to get to class by 8:10 AM)

    • Lunch time - see a lunch administrator for a pass

    • Any class time - ask your teacher after you've finished your work

    • Dismissal time (must be able to get to your dismissal place on time)

     

    When you arrive, you must sign in on the laptop on the counter:


    • Type your name in the boxes

    • Enter your grade

    • Choose the reason you came to the library

    • Click submit.


    Borrowing books/materials

    • Students may check out 2 books for a 2 week period
    • Students MAY NOT check out with overdue materials
    • Lost materials must be paid for or replaced
    • You may renew a book 1 time for 2 weeks