The mission of the library media program at Winman Middle School is to ensure that all students, staff and the school community become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information. This is accomplished through:
providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats;
teaching information literacy skills, which is the ability to find and use information ethically and effectively;
instruction in media literacy and Internet safety, which is the ability to understand and utilize technology ethically, safely, and effectively to become a productive 21st century citizens; and
working with other educators to design learning strategies which will meet the needs of individual students.
All students, teachers, staff members and parents--regardless of age, sex, political affiliation, educational ability, economic status, religious or ethnic background--are the primary clientele of the Winman Library. As a library in the Warwick School Department, the library serves all students, faculty, staff and parents of all Warwick Schools, including service to home-school students who reside in Warwick. As a member of RILINK the library further extends full access to its materials and services at no charge to RILINK and LORI member libraries across the state of Rhode Island.
All members of the school community may borrow materials for a 4-week period.
Winman’s Library’s resources are chosen for their appropriateness for middle school students and the middle school curriculum. These resources include books, newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, DVDs, and video recordings. Library services for clientele include reader’s advisory, reference, technical assistance, and direct instruction. In addition, the library offers book clubs and before and after school reading, reference and technology assistance. The library webpage provides access to the online catalog and links to curriculum related resources.