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About the Library
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 7:30 - 2-30
Tuesday & Thursday 7:30 - 3:00 

Librarian: Mr. Luke Steere
Telephone: 508-647-6670 X1210
email: lsteere@natickps.org

Library Assistant : Mrs. Susan Read
Telephone: 508-647-6670 X1264
email: sread@natickps.org

After School Hours
The library is open after school Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00-3:00 unless there is a special meeting going on in the library. Students should sign up before the end of the day using the form on the circulation counter if they plan to use the library after school. They should have a pass from a teacher who is aware of the work that they will be doing in the library.

Computer Lab
The library supports 30 Chromebooks for use in teaching research, technology and web 2.0 skills. Teachers and students use the computers for class work, homework and for internet research.

Checkout
Students may check out two books at a time. After showing responsible library behavior, more privileges will be given.

Magazines do not need to be checked out.

Books may be renewed as long as there is not a waiting list for the book.

Overdue materials
Reminders are sent home with students monthly.

Materials that have been overdue for 2 months will be considered lost. We accept either payment or replacement.

There are no overdue fees or replacement fines.

Material Policy
Your middle school library includes both middle grade books (for ages 8-12) and young adult (YA) books (for ages 13-18). YA books allow for profanity, graphic violence, and romance and sexuality, though these topics are not in all YA books. Any YA book containing these mature topics will be designated with a red dot on the spine. All books in our library are available for check out, but our 5th and 6th grade patrons will need to have librarian approval to take out red dot books, and they may be asked to get parental permission. For more information, please check our Selection Policy or Procedures for Re-Evaluation of Materials.

Parent Volunteers

Wilson Middle School is very appreciative of our parent volunteers. We hope this program will make the many areas of the library program more effective, allowing us to reach and benefit even more students. A library volunteer is an asset to the school, the library program, and their child. Our volunteers come in on a regular basis to assist in the following areas:

  • Shelving books
  • Creating book displays and Bulletin Boards
  • Cleaning tables and computer areas
  • Preparing new books and magazines for circulation
  • Assisting with circulation of books using the Destiny online catalog
  • Reading the shelves to keep them in order
  • Tracking our various reading programs that are run in the library
  • Assisting with the publicity, set up and running of the annual book fair, held in October.
  • Assisting with weeding and inventory projects as needed.

If you are interested in volunteering in the library, please email lsteere@natickps.org and we can schedule a time for you to begin!

All volunteers are required to complete a CORI form before volunteering in the school. (Cori checks are good for 3 years) If you need a form, please stop by the office to fill one out. Picture ID will be required. 

About the Library Staff

Mr. Steere received a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College and an undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has been a librarian for four years, a journalist for several before that, and a summer camp employee for even longer. Besides reading, he enjoys hiking, skateboarding, cooking, and working with middle school students to find them their book.

After 25 years as a teacher and principal in New Zealand, Mrs. Read came to Massachusetts in 2001. She repeated her undergraduate and graduate studies at Framingham State University. She loves to read, make scrapbooks, and spend time with her chihuahuas, and is an avid writer who is currently working on her first novel.

 

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