Library Services

Middle School Librarian: Mrs. Helen Kauffman

In addition to the materials that can be physically checked out from the WPMS library, students may use the following links to search additional resources. 

Destiny (online catalog)

Destiny is our online guide to the more than 12,000 books in the middle school library. Follow the link, select West Perry Middle School, and search our holdings by title, author, series, or keyword.

WPMS students can log in to Destiny by using their student ID number as the username and last name as the password. Logging on allows you to create lists, place holds on books, and review books in the catalog.

http://library.westperry.org

Easy Bib 

EasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are easy-to-use and educational. Student can learn APA or MLA style citations. 

http://www.easybib.com

FollettShelf

Follett Shelf provides instant access to the widest selection of PreK-12 eBooks, audiobooks, interactive books, and research databases.

http://wbb54655.follettshelf.com

Order in the Library

Order in the Library is a game created by the University of Texas at Austin to reinforce the alphabetization and numerical principles of library organization.

https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/order_in_the_library

Power Library - Access only from WPMS

As stated on the "About Us" at PowerLibrary.org, POWER Library is the online portal to all that Pennsylvania libraries offer. This is the place to find trustworthy answers to questions about healthcare, consumer purchases, personal finances, and much more. Enjoy free 24/7 access to newspapers, magazines, journals, historical documents and photos, online databases, and eBooks. Research a subject. Learn about your family history. Locate a title. Explore career options. 

This resource is only accessible while students are on the district network. 

http://www.powerlibrary.net/Interface/POWER.asp?ID=PL7030

One-Page Links to Major and Meta Search Engines

This site allows students to enter search terms for the major search engines on one page. 

http://www.bjorgul.com/

World Book Online

Students may access encyclopedia articles, images, videos, related websites, and other media through this online version of a classic print encyclopedia. To access from home, log-in to Destiny using your student ID number and last name. Click on the home page to see the username and password for World Book Online.

http://www.worldbookonline.com/?subacct=29175

Donating to the library

The West Perry Middle School Library welcomes your unconditional donation of recently published books and magazines in good condition.
 
The library shall determine whether or not donated materials are appropriate for the middle school collection.  Any materials deemed unacceptable or in excess to our needs may be donated to classroom collections or to another repository (such as the high school library or a local public library).
 
The library maintains a "wish list" of books we'd like to add to the collection. Potential donors are invited to call or visit the library to discuss any donation questions.