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Welcome to Fairhaven Middle School Library!

Our mission is to ensure that Fairhaven students are effective users and producers of ideas and information by providing: support for information and technology literacy instruction; reading advocacy for lifelong learning and enjoyment; equitable access to information resources and services.

Library Catalog Searchsearch the FMS library database
One Search Webpath Express (available via Destiny)
Book Trailers
: find your next great read here!
If You Liked….: great site for the question “what should I read next?”
Library Thing Book Suggester: also great for what to read next
Teen Reads: highly recommended teen titles



What should I read next? Use the following for that “just right” book!
View suggestions in our library catalog: Choose “visual search” then “recommended reading”. These lists are just a sample of the books and genres available in the FMS library. find a book’s Lexile level
ALA official Newbery site: American Library Association page devoted to the most distinguished contributions to American literature for children

Battle of the Books  


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What is the Battle of the Books?

A  way to have fun with reading. Click here for the 2018-2019 reading list.

What do I do?
1. Read some great books.
2. Vote online in the library in March.

Do I have to have read all the books?
No, but you can’t really vote for or against something you haven’t read, right?

Do I have to vote for all categories?

No; only vote for books/ categories you choose to read.

Can I win something?

Yes! Each weekly vote will enter your name in a drawing for a gift card for a book.

Pick up a book list and find out more in the library!

For more great titles, check out our previous Battle books: 2017-2018, 2016-20172015-16, 2014-15A, 2014-15B

Academic Resources

Newsbank“provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues.

Newsbank-Washington State News

Seattle Times Collection

Destiny One Search & Webpath Express (available via Destiny)
All Proquest Databases
Why Use Databases? Check out the video!

CIA World Factbook – geographic, economic and political information for countries
Culture Grams – in-depth information on cultures of the world as well as information on states and U.S. / world history Take tour! 
Discoverer –  powerful general reference source Take tour!
Elibrary – Take tour!

Install Office 2016 @ Home
ProQuest – database of current full-text periodicals and newspapers Take tour!

Recommended Web Search Tools
Destiny Webpath Express: a safe, credible and fun educational web search tool
(must be logged in to Destiny to use: instructions)
Better Google Searches – modifiers that help you improve search results
Google Search Cheat Sheet –  tips to help you improve search results

General References
Easy Bib – wizard to help with citing sources
FMS MLA 2016– printable MLA guide
Primary Sources