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Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer Reading!


Can you believe that it is already summer?

WMS reads all year 'round.

Information about Summer Reading and Book Buzz forms can be found on the school website.

Click here for this summer's list of book suggestions to get your started!

The library has collected this list of recommended summer reading from current nonfiction and fiction titles as a collaborative effort with Pam McCuen, the head of Youth Services at the Wayland Public Library, and in consultation with Departmental Faculty. 

You'll notice that you can click on the tabs to access the list in alphabetical order by author, title or genre.

Remember that you also can click on the Reading link above for additional booklists and award-winners.

Also, don't forget that the ebooks and audiobooks available via our library or the WPL from anywhere with an internet connection.

Finally, you can use your WPL card to use NoveList K-8 for recommendations.

We wish you a fantastic summer full of wonderful books and look forward to sharing in the fall!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

TLAB: COSPLAY

IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER FANDOM EVENT...

Share your costumes based on your
favorite books, TV shows, movies, anime, etc.
(AKA Cosplay Day!)

 Tuesday, June 2nd
Wayland MIDDLE SCHOOL
2:50 - 3:30

RSVPs to your local WMS, WHS or WPL Youth Services Librarian are helpful.
WHS students should see Ms. Schmidt to arrange a spot on the bus to WMS.

Thanks for keeping WPS dress code and policies in mind as you plan your ensamble. :-)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY!!!


Yup, it's pretty much what it says! 
Comic book stores open their doors once a year to give away special sample issues of a variety of different titles. There is something for everyone at every level of reader. For a list of stores with titles for pre-teen readers, enter your zipcode on this page.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

WMS Celebrates Poetry Week!


Happy WMS Poetry Week!

I am looking forward to seeing everyone's poems on his or her locker. 

In the meantime, here's my selection from last year.

I like Moore's use of language and her personification of the steam roller. On my drive to school, I pass by a long-term on-going construction site, and the thought of these machines having opinions about the aesthetics of building and architecture intrigues me. Oftentimes, buildings from a specific era don't have much variation among themselves and quickly become dated. Meanwhile, the same machinery has probably been used for many projects over the years. What observations would they share, were one able to ask? 


Moore also juxtaposes butterflies with the steam roller. Butterflies flit and flutter delicately, while steam rollers are large and heavy and plodding. The poet leaves the reader wondering about these contrasts, and as to what might be commonalities between these symbols of the seeming opposites of man's destruction and creation using raw resources and the randomness of nature.

Friday, March 6, 2015

RSVP!!! TLAB: Take Things Apart (and build new ones!)

NEW DATE!!! HOPE FOR NO SNOW!!!


In March, the Teen Library Advisory Group will be taking apart old technology... 
to make our own Steampunk Creations! (including jewelry!) 
Come to one, the other, or both of these events!

WHAT:  Take Things Apart (Provided, or bring things with parent permission)
HOW:  Safely, with tools. Use the RSVP form below to determine your transportation needs
WHERE:  Wayland Public Library
WHEN:  WEDNESDAY, March 18th (Sorry! Date was set before the musical changed dates!)
WHY:  Fun with friends!

RSVP here and make sure to get a permission slip if you plan to take the bus.


Image source:
endolith. Logitech MediaPlay Mouse Internals 049. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 18 Jan. 2007. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. Used under Creative Commons license.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

DC Photographer Application

Attention, 8th Grade Students!

HERE is the link to the information and application to be a DC Photographer.

Please complete by lunchtime on Monday, February 9th.

Questions? See Ms. Valdes or Ms. Ravid