Mission And Guiding Belief
"Creating a foundation for lifelong learning is at the heart of the school library media program."
American Association of School Libriarians
The library media program of the Farmington Public Schools promotes reading and research as central to successful lifelong learning. The program teaches information literacy and prepares students to be independent users of ideas and information. Farmington Public School students will become skillful consumers, effective producers, and ethical users of information, thereby able to contribute to the larger community.
The Farmington Public Schools Library Program will:
- Provide the entire school community with access to a wide range of materials in all formats.
- Instruct students how to effectively and ethically access, evaluate and use information.
- Integrate information literacy skills into the district's curriculum through an educational partnership between teachers and the library media specialists.
- Foster the habit, appreciation and love of reading.
West Woods School Library houses over 18,000 books, providing students and teachers with an excellent collection of fiction and non-fiction books for pleasure reading and research. The library subscribes to over sixty magazines in print and several newspapers.
| ||Mrs. Marcello - Librarian|
Mrs. Marcello is the new library media specialist, though she is not new to WWUES. She was most recently a 6th grade teacher on Team J but has also worked on Teams K and L. Not only does she have expereice as a 6th grade teacher, she spent two years as a media specialist at Henry James Middle School in Simsbury and started her teaching career as a 3rd grade teacher at Noah Wallace Elementary School.
Mrs. Laurie Straceski - Library Clerk