Library / Media

Book Suggestion ResourcesDorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award
Red Clover Book Award
NoveList Plus -- stay tuned!
NPR Books
No Flying, No Tights -- graphic novel recommendations!
CLOVER - interlibrary loan (ILL)

Research ResourcesWorld Book Online -- click here for Log-in ID and Password.
Vermont Online Library -- Gale Databases
CIA World Factbook
Library of Congress

Dictionary & ThesaurusMerriam-Webster

Writing AidsEasyBib -- citation tool (be careful, it's not perfect!)
Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University

Neighboring LibrariesNorth Country Union Junior High School
Lowell Graded School
Hitchcock Museum & Library - Westfield
Rand Memorial Library -- North Troy
Goodrich Memorial Library -- Newport
Class Units & PathfindersStay tuned!

Tech ToolsCool Tools for Schools -- Research, Multimedia, Productivity & More
Library 2-oh (courtesy of Stowe Middle/High School Library)

Young Writers ProjectYoung Writers Project -- Creative & expressive writing, collaboration, and publishing opportunities for Vermont students, K-12

Recommended WebsitesALA Great Web Sites for Students
Discovery Education -- STEM Resources for Students, Parents, & Teachers 
Internet Archive -- Music, Literature, Video, Web Archives & More -- Great Books Online, For Free
Project Gutenberg -- 45,000+ Free eBooks in Full Text

NewsBurlington Free Press
WCAX Local News
Vermont Public Radio
VT Digger
Seven Days Vermont
The New York Times
New York Times Daily Replica Edition (stay tuned, see staff for login credentials)
CNN10 (ten minute student news edition from CNN)

Library Policies & ProceduresStay tuned!

Library media services at the Jay-Westfield Joint Elementary strive to prepare all students for productive, responsible citizenship, college or career readiness, and personal fulfillment in a complex, ever-changing world.  

As information specialists and instructional partners, library media specialists enrich curriculum, develop students’ multiple literacies and critical thinking, and foster the lifelong enjoyment of reading and authentic learning in all disciplines by:

  • providing equitable physical and intellectual access for all students, faculty, staff, and community members to learning services and resources including equipment, technologies, and information media; and
  • collaborating with teaching staff to promote the skills, dispositions, and responsibilities entailed in the use and exchange of information in all formats, modeling appropriate, effective, and ethical strategies for inquiry, research, creativity, innovation, collaboration, and communication.