Library Media Center
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.
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or recommendations for the improvement of these resources.
Cherish the means of knowledge. Dare to read, think, speak, and write. ~John Adams
Programs and Events
It may be the last few weeks of school, but you CAN still make a difference!
- The biggest difference you'll make will start right in your classes. Be present, pay attention and take good notes.
- After class, make sure to use your time wisely to review and organize notes. Utilize study halls. It's up to you to find your best area to work.
- Remember to be a good friend and respect your friends' time to complete their work and to study (#friendsletfriendslearn).
- Block notifications on your devices during study times to minimize disruptions and distractions. I promise, your mom and dad will understand.
- Utilize Khan Academy tutorials to help you understand concepts that you are still struggling with.
- Pace your studying and work. Make sure to take short breaks during long study periods to refresh yourself and help your concentration.
Check out these videos by Thomas Frank to help:
- My # 1 Method for Stopping Procrastination
- Study with Me- A 25 minute Pomodoro Session
- Study with Me- A 45 minute Focused Study Session
- Study Less Study Smart: A 6 minute Summary of Marty Lobdell's Lecture
Before you know it, it will be summer and then, you can relax!
Need a tutor? Email Mrs. Szilagyi at email@example.com. Make sure to include as much information as possible about your tutoring needs: day, period, subject, topic and/or assignment, if applicable, and we will do our best to fill your request.
Want to be a tutor? Complete and submit this "Peer Tutor Volunteer" form .
2019 Nutmeg winners are ...
Teen title: Ghost by Jason Reynolds
High School Title: Scythe by Neal Shusterman
We will be celebrating the winners on May 30th after school in the LMC for all students that participated in this year's LMC literacy programs! Email Mrs. Szilagyi if you did not receive an invitation.
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.
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 Nutmeg Nominee titles are now available in OverDrive.
Join our group in Google Classroom to get announcements and join online discussions. Use code: 2afrmcc
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.
includes Wethersfield Public Library summer reading incentives, 2019 High School Nutmeg Book trailers and summaries, and much more.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- 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.
Email your questions or RSVP to participate to Mrs. Szilagyi at email@example.com.
Book club meeting dates are:
Wednesday, July 12th, 2:30-4:00
Wednesday, August 9th, 2:30-4:00
- 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.
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.