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 Mission And Guiding Belief


"Creating a foundation for lifelong learning is at the heart of the school library media program." 
Information Power
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 17,000 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. 

Library Staff

  Ms. Rhonda Idleman - Librarian

Ms. Idleman has been a library media specialist for 18 years.  After obtaining her Masters in Library Science at Wayne State University, she worked in East Detroit, MIchigan.  After moving to Connecticut, she worked at Mitchell Elementary in Woodbury, then at Union School and  West Woods in Farmington.


Mrs. Laurie Straceski  -  Library Clerk




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