• Staff

    Oona Miller, Librarian

    RoxAnn Thompson, Library Assistant

    Book Recommendations



    Monday, Wednesday, Friday           7:40-3:15pm

    Tuesday and Thursday                    3:15-4:15pm


    Bates Middle School Catalog and Databases



    All students have access to the Media Center via teacher scheduled class time for research and/or book exchange; independent visits upon entering, leaving school; passes from the cafeteria; and individual or small group passes from a classroom.



    Students may borrow up to 2 books for 2 weeks.  Magazines have a 1-week borrow date. Some Reference books can be borrowed for one day (overnight). Students may not borrow anything if they have an overdue item.


    Overdue/Lost Books

    Students receive overdue notices every few weeks and may not checkout any materials if they have an outstanding account.  Any questions or concerns should be directed to the library staff.  Students have three ways to take care of lost or damaged books:

    Work it off by reading. See the library staff for details and expectations.
    Replace the book with a new one.
    Pay for the replacement value of the book.

    Student Work

    We welcome student projects for display. Ask the library staff for more information.


    Big Events

    (All students visit the library every two weeks with their L. Arts classes)


    September     National Book Fair, Orientation to Library, Constitution Day, Banned Books

    October          Teen Read Week, Science Research, Black Eyed Susan Books, Ancient Egypt Research

    November      Veteran’s Day, American Education Week, Model United Nations

    December      Science Fair, Book Fair

    January           Family Book Club, Science Research, History Day Research

    February        History Day

    March             Read Across America, Project Citizen,

    April                Black Eyed Susan Voting

    May                 Science Research