Library

Book Fair is coming! March 20-24

OMS Library

5th grade will visit Book Fair Tues/Thurs with their class.

6th grade will visit Book Fair Wed/Fri with their class.

Family hours: Tues 12:30-3:30 & 5:00-6:30

Wed 12:30-3:30 & 5:00-6:30

Thurs 12:30-3:30


OMS Scholastic Book Fair website


Preview the Book Fair or check out the Flyer!


Parents: Check out the eWallet feature from Scholastic! Give your student a safe, cashless way to shop the Book Fair. Share your eWallet link with family and friends for easy gifting.

eWallet

If you set up an eWallet for a previous Book Fair, you will need to create a new eWallet for the Spring Book Fair and transfer any remaining funds into the Spring Book Fair eWallet.


You can also shop online from March 20 - April 2  to support our school! Free shipping on orders over $25. All orders are shipped directly to your home.

If you would like to contribute towards OMS students who cannot afford books, please donate here.


Books Bring Us Together!

 

 



 

Welcome to the Olympic Middle School Library!

Library Hours 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

The library is open before, after, and during school for student book check, research & computer use. Students may have 2 items checked out from our school library at any one time. Book check-out period is 14 days.

Search the OMS catalog:

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Olympic Middle School Library Catalog
 



Library Schedule by Homeroom
Please help remind your students to bring their library books back on their scheduled day.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 Barkman/Clarke
(Gilbert ELA)
 Aisenberg  Cahoon  Belleville/Morgan
(Fennel ELA)
 Barkman/Clarke
(Mortinson ELA)
Gilbert  Bloomfield  Johnson  Fennel  Godwin
Nielsen  Heetderks  Valett  Guzman  Green
Parnell  Jordan  Starmer  Mortinson
Vernon  Magen  
Zoerhoff  Morgan/Belleville
(Magen ELA)
   Reimen



Search tips for students at commonsense.org.
Using Boolean operators for research created by Lexi Spry, UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies.

Use Boolean Search commands to narrow your search results:
 AND used to search for two keywords together, must be capitalized Big AND Foot
 OR used to find either of two keywords, must be capitalized fall OR autumn
 NOT used to leave out a keyword, must be capitalized  java NOT coffee
 + plus symbol requires that the following keyword be in the search, no space between the symbol and the following word  dog +puppy
 - minus symbol excludes the following keyword from the search, no space between the symbol and the following word  apple -fruit
 " " quotation marks around keywords finds the exact words in that order inside of the quotation marks, spelling matters on this one!  "World War I"
 ( ) parentheses around keywords groups the words together, great for grouping synonyms  (mouse OR rat) AND trap
 * asterisk searches for keywords with multiple endings or keywords you are not sure how to spell electron* will find electron, electrons, electronic, electronics

d*g will find dog, dug, dig
 Libguide  will find college or university websites with the keyword



CRAAP Test
When looking for trustworthy sources, ask yourself these questions:

  1. When was the information published? Is it CURRENT?
  2. Does this information relate to my question? Is it RELEVANT?
  3. Who wrote this and how do I know they are qualified? What is their AUTHORITY?
  4. Can I verify that this information is true? Fact not opinion. Am I sure that it is ACCURATE?
  5. What is the PURPOSE of this article? To inform, teach, entertain, persuade, or advertise?
Create citations using MLA format:
Citation Machine
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