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Click the image above to access our catalog!

Online Databases

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We subscribe to three online databases. Each is linked above. Ask Mrs. Hamon what the usernames and passwords are to use them!


What should I read? This is a question I often get from students and while I often recommend books, I also like to be able to tell students where to find this out on their own. Here are a couple of cool websites where you can find read-alikes, books that are similar to a book you loved. Click on the links below and check them out!

What Should I Read Next?

Your Next Read

Media Teacher


Michelle Hamon

Iron Horse Library

Book Fair Family Night Raffle Winners

Thank you to all our families who shopped at our Family Night. When a purchase was made, the student filled out a raffle ticket. We awarded 12 prizes as follows...

Cold Stone gift cards - Sophia Kraskowsky, Lavinia Karthikeyan and Sydney Simmons

iTunes gift cards - Davis Ryan, Alejandro Municio and Caitlin Oliver

Book from the Fair - Tiya Sharma and Kira Piggott

Poster from the Fair - Rachel Banducci, Nasco Atanasov, Flossi Chu and Tanmay Joshi

Book Fair!

Thank you for supporting our library during our Book Fair. We were able to raise over $6,000 towards the purchase of new books and library materials. The Book Fair will return next year!

Plagiarism - What You Need to Know

Plagiarism is a serious issue since it's basically theft. You cannot "borrow" or steal people's ideas without giving proper credit. It does not matter if you accidentally plagiarize, or if you do it intentionally. If you don't give credit where credit is due, you have plagiarized. End of story. You MUST cite sources within the body of your paper AND in your Works Cited...even if you've paraphrased the original source.

This link will take you to a quick video tutorial about the different types of plagiarism:

Need help with citations? Use these resources:


Purdue OWL

Mrs. Hamon in the library



Lunch Passes Going Paperless

In an effort to ensure that all students have access to a quiet place to work, read, or study at lunch, we require that each person visiting during that time have a hand stamped. Hands will get stamped in the morning before school or during break in the library. Our guidelines are as follows:

Be Kind

Be Honorable

Be Respectful

We depend on you to be honorable at all times and respectful of all students and staff who use the library.

It is important that you do not inconvenience, offend, or limit the rights of others who want to access print and online materials, read, study and enjoy the library.

Students must have a clear and appropriate purpose when they come to the library, including:

   •READ       •STUDY     •RESEARCH   •DO HOMEWORK                


Other people have the right to quiet so they can think. If you need noise to work, you may find another place.

Mrs. Laake's 8th grade students

Please click here to answer the question before working on your Nanotechnology research project today. You will need to log into your Google Apps for Education account when you click the link.



Mrs. Hamon

Battle of the Books 2015

The Middle School Teacher Librarians have decided on the books for this year's competition...drum roll please!

Loot: How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

Mark of the Thief by Jennifer Nielsen

Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

The Project by Brian Falkner

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

We will have a lunchtime meeting Friday, December 3rd during all lunches in the library...bring your food and join us!


Resources for Digital Images

Using digital images in your presentation will create interest and capture your audience's attention. You must cite all of your sources, even these. Use the "All 58 Options" tab on EasyBib to find the correct format for digital images. When possible, use pictures and videos you create. Finding copyright-free images is the next best bet. Below you will find a list of potential sites for those. If you use an image that is protected by copyright, you may not publish it on the web without permission, but may use it as fair use for education for reports that you turn into class.

The following links have links to MANY copyright friendly sites: