Welcome to Curtis Corner Middle School Library
Students may self checkout a book anytime that the library is open. If students need help from the librarian for research, looking for a book, checkout problems, etc, they may come Monday-Friday, before school, during LC, or by appointment (during Mrs. Carlino's planning time). After school, the library is open Monday-Thursday from 1:55-2:30.
Borrowing Library Items
If you do not finish a book before the due date, please let the librarian know to renew the book. Drop by, send an email, just let me know!
CCMS library does not charge fees for late books. However, replacement fees are charged if a book is lost or damaged beyond reasonable repair.
SUMMER READING 2018: FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 7 AND 8
Summer is a great time for relaxing…and READING! This is your chance to meet new characters, discover new authors and genres, and experience new ideas. It’s also a time to catch up with a favorite author, settle in with a familiar genre, or explore interesting topics and themes. The choice is yours, so grab a book and start reading!
Please read the information below CAREFULLY. Your Language Arts teacher will give further instructions about how to earn credit for your reading at the start of the school year.
You MUST read AT LEAST 2 books this summer to meet expectations.
*NOTE: Given more mature content of some of these selections, we suggest parent discretion; not all books on
these lists are suitable for all readers.
Read at least one more “just right” book of your own choosing, but feel free to read more!
NOTE: EXTRA CREDIT will be earned for submitting acceptable evidence for extra books, up to a maximum of 4. If you need extra forms you may download /copy here.
PREPARE/TAKE NOTES! As you read, take notes using the attached organizers; YOU WILL NEED A SEPARATE SHEET FOR EACH BOOK. You will use these notes to write an essay about CHARACTER (Grade 7) or THEME (Grade 8). For more copies, click here.
Write ABOUT YOUR BOOK WHEN YOU COME BACK TO SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER! Bring your completed notes with you on the first day of school and turn them in to your ELA teacher. This work will count for Q1 MINOR ASSESSMENT credit.
The Curtis Corner Middle School (CCMS) library is open to Curtis Corner students and staff.
Curtis Corner Middle School (CCMS) students, school district staff members, and parents can check out all items that are part of our regular circulation.
There are no overdue fines.
Lost or significantly damaged materials must be paid for at the cost of replacement.
Interlibrary loans requests can be placed by CCMS patrons through the library staff.
All items in circulation are available for interlibrary loan with some minor exceptions:
Books marked as "Emerging Reader" have purchased with funds other than the library's and only circulate internally.
Books that have been purchased within the month will be available for ILL on a case-by-case basis.
The librarian reserves the right to not loan new materials until the school's library orientations have been completed.
Library staff and patrons can submit interlibrary loan requests.
Interlibrary loan requests will be filled at the discretion of the school librarian.
Local patron hold requests take precedence over interlibrary loan requests for the same item.
Items that are specifically reserved for in-library or classroom use are temporarily excluded from interlibrary loan as needed.
An individual patron can request a maximum of two items at one time.
ILL requests will be filled (or declined) as quickly as possible.
There are no interlibrary loan fees or overdue fines.
Lost or significantly damaged items must be paid for at the cost of replacement. In certain circumstances, a replacement copy may be accepted.
Items borrowed through interlibrary loan have a 35 day loan period and can be renewed one time.