Welcome to the Middle School Library

The mission of the Spencer-Van Etten library media program is to ensure that all students are college and career ready at graduation. Throughout a student’s career, he or she will learn to ethically and creatively use information, evaluate and communicate information in all formats, think critically, and always ask questions while pursuing excellence. 


Library supervisor: Sandra Holmes sholmes@svecsd.org

PreK-12 District Librarian: Britany Elsey belsey@svecsd.org

Phone: (607) 589-7123

Hours: Mon-Fri 8-3 pm


Visiting the Library

  • Students may visit the library at lunch, or during free periods if they have a pass.

Book sign-out information

  • students are allowed to have 2 books and 1 magazine out of the library at a time
  • books are signed out for 2 weeks, and may be renewed before the due date
  • the due date is stamped on a slip in the back of the book
  • reference books are to be used only in the library
  • a book that is lost or irreparably damaged must be paid for; the amount due is based on replacement costs
  • students with overdue books will have to return the books before taking out new ones

Students will be able to:

  • Read for pleasure
  • Gather, organize, analyze, and communicate relevant information during the research process
  • Reflect and synthesize knowledge
  • Create products with the use of technology
  • Inquire and wonder at every stage throughout their school career
  • Understand how to be a good digital citizen
         i.e. Copyright, citing of sources, etc.
  • Form their own questions during the information seeking process
  • Use multiple resources, both print and non-print, effectively