WHS Library Media Center and Learning Commons
Cherish the means of knowledge. Dare to read, think, speak, and write. ~John Adams
Find your next great read here!
The job of books is help us be more empathetic, more human.
~Leah Johnson, Young Adult Author
Many of the books on these links are available digitally in
Sora/OverDrive with your Google sign-in or in
Libby/OverDrive, Hoopla, or Freading with your public library card.
Can't find a book? Email me at email@example.com for help!
Welcome to the Wethersfield High School Library
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
Before School 7:15 – 7:40**
During School 7:40 – 2:15*
After School 2:15 – 3:00**
* 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.
Announcements, Programs, and Events
Starting Wednesday, March 11th, study hall students will sign up for digital passes to come to the LMC using the following link:
Note: Passport passes (paper passes) will still be required for students coming from classes to get books, chromebooks, print, or complete classwork.
Research & Tech Tips:
- When printing from chromebooks, only select the "WPS CloudPrint" AFTER you've clicked "See More" on the print screen. Printing will not work if you click it before.
- When citing digital sources from the web or library databases, cite the PDF version whenever it is available.
- When citing online journals, instead of the URL, use a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) or the article Permalink whenever available.
- UConn ECE students, here are instructions to link UConn Library to Google Scholar!
Students and teachers looking for vetted multimedia content, check this out!
As the year progresses, here are few tips to help you study better and stay on top of projects:
- The hardest part of completing assignments and studying is getting started. Don't procrastinate. Here's a short video from Thomas Frank explaining strategies he uses to avoid procrastination .
- For most of us time is scarce. Study smarter, not longer. Here's another short video by Thomas Frank summarizing Dr. Marty Lobdell's smart study tips:
- Break studying into 20-30 minute sessions.
- Study actively. Identify facts and concepts. Put them into your own words. Test yourself.
- Summarize or teach what you learned to someone else.
- Use mnemonics for studying facts.
- When struggling with any subject, get help from a teacher or a peer.
Need a peer 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 peer tutor? Complete and submit this "Peer Tutor Volunteer" form.
WHS Digital Subscriptions & Research Tools
EBSCO Discovery password has been updated. Refer to the Username and Password List for update.
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.
2019 Summer Reading
2019 WHS Summer Reading
Handwritten Reading Log- turn in to your Language Arts teacher OR
Online Reading Log- available once you register for Wethersfield Library Teen Summer Reading.
The online reading log will automatically be submitted to the high school.
Registration opens June 17th
Summer Reading Suggestions Presentation with Nutmeg Nominee book talks and book trailers
Teachers and staff share what they're reading this summer and make some recommendations for students!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any summer reading question. Have a great summer and happy reading!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.