Welcome to the Middle School Library!

Reading is a wonderful way to imagine ourselves in other people’s shoes—and this helps us to grow in many ways. We encourage students to choose their own books and read for pleasure. At Catlin Gabel Middle School we also feel it is important to have shared experiences. This gives us a chance to engage each other in constructive ways.

For example, every summer we have an all-Middle School read -- a book read by all students and teachers. We also host authors each fall. Among recent visitors are Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, co-authors of All American Boys, Victoria Jamieson, and Ursula K. LeGuin. In the spring of 2017 we were also honored to have award winning author/illustrator Patricia Polacco speak with all students in grades 6, 7, and 8. She offered an inspiring presentation. She read her book Pink and Say for the assembled students and adults and spoke about overcoming learning differences, bullying, and the value of kindness in our world.

Middle School Library Mission
The mission of the Middle School Library is to enrich the curriculum, teach practical, lifelong research skills, collaborate with teachers, and actively promote reading for pleasure and information beyond the boundaries of the classroom.

You can learn more about our library in various ways. Stop by and browse our shelves. We are open 7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Check out our Middle School Library page on LibGuides. Search our online catalog for just Middle School Library materials, or all of Catlin Gabel's libraries.

Lynn Silbernagel
Middle School Librarian

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