Library Advisory Board: help make the library the best place it can be. It’s your library-- you can have a say in how it is run. This club meets on Wednesday AND Thursday MORNINGS, from 7-7:35am. The club ends in time for members to check in at homeroom.
Speech Team meets on Mondays after school until 2:55pm. Speechies learn about public speaking techniques and craft their own speeches about topics of their choice.
Wilson CREW is a social group for brown and black students and friends to connect around identity, student voice, empowerment, building relationships, sharing dialogue, and community involvement. Meets Thursdays after school until 2:55pm.
METCO Late Bus Boston buses are available come at 3:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The METCO office is in the library, so students students use the library as a home base, but are welcome to visit with teachers for extra help.
Students as Readers is for students interested in reading for challenge. The group chooses from award winners, new releases, popular reads, classics, and reading lists to discuss at monthly meetings. It's a great way to make friends through appreciating books and conversation. Enrollment is open throughout the year-- join any time!
SCRATCH Club is a student-run tech club on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the front area of the library. Bring your Chromebook and create a SRATCH account through the MIT coding program. Learn drag-and-drop skills and design and play games, videos, interactive media, and much more.
Library After School is open only to students who sign up with Mr. Steere. Please sign up during the day in order to be in the library after school. Students who arrive after 2:20 must have a pass from the teacher they were with.
Please return all books into return bins in grade level hallways, outside the library, or at the circulation desk.
There are no overdue fees or fines, but we do accept replacements or payment. Reminders are sent home with students monthly. Materials that have been overdue for 4 months will be considered lost.
Your middle school library includes both middle grade books (for ages 8-12) and young adult (YA) books (for ages 13-18). YA books allow for profanity, graphic violence, and romance and sexuality, though not all YA books contain these topics. Any YA book containing these mature topics will be designated with a YA STICKER ON THE SPINE. All books in your library are available for check out, but our 5th and 6th grade patrons will need to have librarian approval to take out YA books, which usually requires a teacher or parent reference. For more information, please check our Selection Policy or Procedures for Re-Evaluation of Materials.
The students and staff in the Natick Public School Library system will feel welcome, be curious, and will be equipped and empowered for lifelong learning, through access to information, competence with information literacy skills and commitment to understanding and creating solutions to the problems and challenges ahead.
The mission of the Natick Public Schools Library Media Program is to create a welcoming, inclusive learning environment through rich, diverse literature and a curriculum that reflects our students and global community. We are committed to ensuring that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. As School Library Media personnel, it is our job to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.