Middle School/Upper School Library
The Middle School/Upper School Library maintains a diverse and inclusive collection of over 14,000 captivating, popular fiction titles, as well as award-winning nonfiction and reference books for students in grades 5-12. Students have access to over 40 databases from school and home, including encyclopedias, newspapers, ebooks, magazines, history and science resources, and literary topics. Library patrons work with librarians to hone information-literacy skills and become adept at finding, evaluating, interpreting, and integrating information. Shared space is available for group study, while the Reading Room provides a quiet environment for independent work.
TVS values its community of readers. Our librarians share their love of reading for pleasure with book programs, author visits, pop-up libraries in study halls, and book recommendations and suggestions for all readers.
Monday – Thursday: 7:45 am to 4:45 pm
Friday: 7:45 am to 4:00 pm
The library closes at 12:30 pm on days when school dismisses at noon.
- Books and multimedia materials are checked out for three weeks
- Most reference books can be checked out upon request
- Courtesy reminders are sent via student email, before a book is due
- Past due reminders are sent weekly, via student email
MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX Shared Her CreativE Process
JANUARY 31, 2020!
TVS welcomed Margaret Peterson Haddix to Middle School! Her books have been recognized by the International Reading Association, the Bluebonnet List, the Lone Star List, Bank Street Best Children's Books and more. Mrs. Haddix talked about lightbulb moments and how her characters come to life. Members of a 7th grade Advisory book club appreciated insights into the book they are reading: her newest book, Remarkables.
Author Kenneth Oppel Engages and Inspires!
TVS welcomed Kenneth Oppel in 2019, for programs in the Middle School, and lunch with Advisory Book Club members reading Airborn. His newest book, Inkling, was named a New York Times Notable book for 2018. Find out more about Mr. Oppel at his website. Writing is an imaginative and exciting way to make a living, and it also takes perseverance.
Bookmark Exchange With Trinidad & Tobago
The boys at Tabaquite Secondary School in Trinidad & Tobago exchanged bookmarks with Mrs. Cox's art classes to celebrate reading and cultural exchange. Thanks to the International Association of School Librarianship and to Aaron Jones, librarian at Tabaquite Secondary School, for coordinating the activity!