Library Media Center

Hours

Before School 7:15 – 7:40**

During School 7:40 – 2:00*

After School 2:00 – 2:45**

* Passes required

** Unless, otherwise posted

The mission of the library media center and its staff is to create an environment rich in digital and print resources that is also conducive to students’ and staff’s pursuit and development of 21st century skills, ultimately enabling students and staff to be effective, independent, and responsible users of information.

Teacher-Librarian: Nella Szilagyi

Library Assistant: Ruth George

Computer Lab Assistant: Gail Griffin

It is my hope that these resources will serve as valuable tools providing access to our virtual and print collection, highlighted websites, research organization and citation tools, as well as access to research and technology tipsheets and tutorials. Please email me @ nszilagyi@wethersfield.me with questions or recommendations for the improvement of these resources.

Cherish the means of knowledge. Dare to read, think, speak, and write. ~John Adams

Peer Writing & Tutoring Center

Need help with your college essay, getting started with a project, or just studying a new concept presented in class? The peer tutors in the Writing & Tutoring Center are here to help! See our schedule to check for tutor availability and don't forget to get a pass from your teacher.

If you prefer to schedule a tutoring session, email Mrs. Mucinskas at kmucinskas@wethersfield.me and Mrs. Szilagyi at nszilagyi@wethersfield.me. Make sure to include as much information as you can in the email; for example, day, period, subject, and assignment, if applicable.

We are looking for tutors for periods 2, 3, and 7. Please email Mrs. Szilagyi or Mrs. Mucinskas if you are interested in being a peer tutor.

WHS Digital Subscriptions & Research Tools

Use EBSCO Discovery bar to do an integrated search for archived articles in periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers, etc) and reference ebooks in our school subscription databases and those of the Connecticut Digital Library, ResearchITCT.org.

Use the links below to quickly access and search even more online sources. Access to many of these resources may require you to enter login credentials, especially if you're accessing them remotely (from outside the school). Refer to the Username and Password list for a full list of our subscription resources and their login credentials.

OverDrive introduces Sora, a new reading app, that allows students and teachers to to keep their highlights and notes, to set reading preferences, and to renew books for the maximum reading experience. Email me at nszilagyi@wethersfield.me with any questions.

Nutmeg Cafe Book Club News

The 2018 Nutmeg Book Award Winners are:

Teen Award Winner: Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt

High School Award Winner: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

2019 Teen Nominees Flyer* 2019 High School Nominees Flyer*

*2019 Nutmeg Nominee titles are now available in OverDrive.

Join our group in Google Classroom to get announcements and join online discussions. Use code: 2afrmcc

2018 Nutmeg Award Nominees lists are now available on the Nutmeg Book Award website!

Check them out on Overdrive or visit Wethersfield Public Library.

2017 Nutmeg Award Winners are:

High School: I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Teen: The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare



The Library Media Center in collaboration with Mrs. Duggins' Sociology Classes presents WHS Talks: Cultural Awareness Series aimed at building a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity that makes up our school community.

2018 Summer Reading

It's August and we've got more for a no stress, fun, summer reading experience, even if you haven't thought about summer reading yet!!

For the first time ever, Mrs. Szilagyi will be offering two summer reading check out days!

When: Wednesday, August 1st and Tuesday, August 14th from 11:00-2:00

Where: Wethersfield High School LMC

Hope to see you all there!!

Of course, the Wethersfield Public Library also has a great selection of print and digital books and is ready to help you with all your summer reading needs.

2018 Summer Reading Presentation

includes Wethersfield Public Library summer reading incentives, 2019 High School Nutmeg Book trailers and summaries, and much more.

2018 WHS Summer Reading Brochure (Requirements)

For level 1 and 2 students entering grade 11, one of your choice books must be a National Book Award Fiction Finalist from 1990 to the present. Use the links below to research titles by decades:

I will be checking in periodically, so feel free to email me if you have any special questions or concerns at nszilagyi@wethersfield.me.

Happy Summer Reading! Mrs. Szilagyi

Welcome to WHS Summer Reading Center

This Summer, Read To


Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book.

~ Bill Gates, Time Magazine

The high school summer reading requirements provide a lot of flexibility and opportunity for choice so you can choose books you enjoy even as you meet reading requirements.

The WHS Summer Reading Requirements Presentation includes:

  • Reading requirement by grade and ECE courses
  • Titles available as ebooks and audiobooks with links to our electronic collections
  • Details on how to win prizes while you track your participation online by registering for the Wethersfield Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program.

If you prefer to use a paper log, you can use the one that was included with your report card. If you misplaced the log, you can download a copy at the following link for the WHS Summer Reading Brochure.

This summer's book club title is one of the 2018 Nutmeg High School Nominees,

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera.

Email your questions or RSVP to participate to Mrs. Szilagyi at nszilagyi@wethersfield.me.

Book club meeting dates are:

Wednesday, July 12th, 2:30-4:00

Wednesday, August 9th, 2:30-4:00

Guidelines

  • Enter quietly.
  • Show pass. Sign in or out, as necessary.
  • Sit 2-3 students per table, maximum of 4.
  • Take out and start work promptly.
  • Study groups are expected to engage in quiet discussion.
  • Technology use must be consistent with learning expectations.

The media center runs quiet study periods. It’s an ideal place for studying, completing assignments or a quiet place to read a magazine or pleasure book. Students that are disruptive or do not follow media center guidelines will be asked to leave, and their study hall teacher and subject teacher will be notified.

Collection

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The WHS Library Media Center collection balances a variety of print and electronic resources to support content curriculum, student and staff interests, and 21st century information literacy skills. It consists of approximately 16,000 books, over 50 print periodicals, and 29 electronic subscriptions from 7 different publishers. The high school collection, as well as the collection of all other district school libraries may be accessed through the district’s online collection management software, Destiny, on any networked computer in the school library, classroom, or computer labs.