Washington Online Library Catalog
to access the WMS online library catalog.
World Book Online
Click on image below to go to World Book Online
See librarian for username and password
Reading Counts - 100 Point Club/Award Levels
At Washington, we are proud of our students' love of books! While most literature teachers require student participation in our Reading Counts program, many students go above and beyond teacher requirements.
Our Reading Counts award levels for end of the school year certificates are as follows:
- Bronze - 100 - 249 points
- Silver - 250 - 399 points
- Gold - 400 points and up
If you have questions regarding whether a book has a Reading Counts quiz, visit the Scholastic website -
Please click HERE
to see all of our students who have earned 100 or more Reading Counts points as of 3/1/17. We are very proud of their accomplishments!
Truman Award Nominees
The Missouri Association of School Librarians has announced the Truman Award Nominees for the 2016-2017 school year. Students who read at least four Truman Nominee books may participate in the state-wide voting. Ballots are available from Mrs. Bierman and are due no later than February 28th.
- The Blood Guard - Carter Roy
- The Body in the Woods - April Henry
- Buzz Kill - Beth Fantaskey
- Codename Zero - Chris Rylander
- Falls the Shadow - Stefanie Gaither
- Famous Last Words - Katie Alender
- Grandmaster - David Klass
- I Have a Bad Feeling About This - Jeff Strand
- Just a Drop of Water - Kerry O'Malley Cerra
- Midnight Thief - Livia Blackburne
- Pieces of Me - Amber Kizer
- Popular - Maya Van Wagenen
The winners for the 2015-2016 school year were
1st Place: Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz - 729 votes
2nd Place: The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die by April Henry - 622 votes
3rd Place: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau - 614 votes
Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media is the nation's leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology. Families, educators, and policymakers turn to Common Sense for unbiased information and trusted advice to help them learn how to harness the positive power of media and technology for all kids.
Click on www.commonsensemedia.org/ to learn more.
Author Visit - Jessica Brody
On September 14th, our 8th grade students had the pleasure of hearing young adult author Jessica Brody speak. In addition to an inspiring and funny message about finding your passions and working hard to attain your dreams, Jessica answered questions from our students and signed books. It was an excellent experience!
The WMS library is open from 7:45 a.m. until 2:50 p.m. daily. Students are scheduled to visit the library with their literature teachers every other week for regular library checkout and library lessons. Students also visit the library with other content classes for projects, research, computer use, etc. In addition, students are always welcome to visit the library to check out books or use computers with a signed pass from their teacher.
All students are encouraged to take advantage of our wonderful library. Students may check out up to 5 items at a time, and all materials are checked out for two weeks. Library books may be renewed on or before the scheduled due date if more time is needed. In an effort to promote sharing of materials, books overdue by 30 days or more will be marked lost. Students may not check out new materials until lost materials are returned, renewed, or paid for.
In addition to our selection of books, magazines, ebooks, and audio books, the Washington Middle School library also offers electronic resources to help students with homework and projects. Resources include World Book Online and Ebsco and Gale databases. Please see the library brochure file attachment below for directions on how to access online resources.
Washington has ebooks! eBooks can be read online via computer or on some tablets, phones, and ereader devices.
Do you want to read eBooks on your phone or Tablet?
Download the free Destiny Discover app. Select Washington Middle School and login with your computer username and password.
You will then be able to access the eBooks available from the Mehlville School District.