I am Mrs. Melissa Bierman - Washington Middle School's library media specialist. You can reach me at 314-467-7640 or with questions about our library.
Washington Online Library Catalog
Click HERE to access the WMS online library catalog.
World Book Online
Click on image below to go to World Book Online.

World Book Web Logo

See librarian for username and password
Reading Counts - 100 Point Club/Award Levels
At Washington, we are proud of our students' love of books! While most literature teachers require student participation in our Reading Counts program, many students go above and beyond teacher requirements.

Our Reading Counts award levels for end of the school year certificates are as follows:
  • Bronze - 100 - 249 points
  • Silver - 250 - 399 points
  • Gold - 400 points and up
If you have questions regarding whether a book has a Reading Counts quiz, visit the Scholastic website

Please click HERE to see all of our students who have earned 100 or more Reading Counts points as of 5/3/18 are very proud of their accomplishments!
Truman Award Nominees
The Missouri Association of School Librarians has announced the Truman Award Nominees for the 2017-2018 school year. Students who read at least four Truman Nominee books may participate in the state-wide voting. Ballots are available from Mrs. Bierman and are due no later than February 28th.
  • All Fall Down - Ally Carter
  • Code of Honor - Alan Gratz
  • The Fixer - Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • Forget Tomorrow - Pintip Dunn
  • The Honest Truth - Dan Gemeinhart
  • I Am Princess X - Cherie Priest
  • The Leveller - Julia Durango
  • A Night Divided - Jennifer A. Nielsen
  • Orbiting Jupiter - Gary D. Schmidt
  • Rebel Mechanics - Shanna Swendson
  • Red Queen - Victoria Aveyard
  • What Waits in the Woods - Kieran Scott
The winners for the 2016-2017 school year were

1st Place: Famous Last Words, by Katie Alender - 749 votes

2nd Place: The Body in the Woods, by April Henry - 463 votes

3rd Place Midnight Thief, by Livia Blackburne - 404 votes


Our middle school students loved using the Break Out Boxes to solve problems in the library!  Students had to work as a team and use technology to help them solve small puzzles that would allow them to "break-out" of locked boxes!  Fun - while learning - was had by all!




Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media is the nation's leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to empowering kids to thrive in a world of media and technology.  Families, educators, and policymakers turn to Common Sense for unbiased information and trusted advice to help them learn how to harness the positive power of media and technology for all kids.

Click on to learn more.

Author Visit - Jessica Brody

On September 14th, our 8th grade students had the pleasure of hearing young adult author Jessica Brody speak.  In addition to an inspiring and funny message about finding your passions and working hard to attain your dreams, Jessica answered questions from our students and signed books.  It was an excellent experience!

Jessica Brody speaking with students  
Jessica Brody signing books 


Library Hours

The WMS library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:45 a.m. until 2:50 p.m.  The library is CLOSED on FRIDAYS. Students are scheduled to visit the library with their literature teachers every other week for regular library checkout and library lessons. Students also visit the library with other content classes for projects, research, computer use, etc. In addition, students are always welcome to visit the library to check out books or use computers with a signed pass from their teacher.
Library Procedures
All students are encouraged to take advantage of our wonderful library. Students may check out up to 5 items at a time, and all materials are checked out for two weeks. Library books may be renewed on or before the scheduled due date if more time is needed. In an effort to promote sharing of materials, books overdue by 30 days or more will be marked lost.  Students may not check out new materials until lost materials are returned, renewed, or paid for.
Library Resources
In addition to our selection of books, magazines, ebooks, and audio books, the Washington Middle School library also offers electronic resources to help students with homework and projects. Resources include World Book Online and Ebsco and Gale databases.
Washington has ebooks! eBooks can be read online via computer or on some tablets, phones, and ereader devices.

Do you want to read eBooks on your phone or Tablet?
Download the free Destiny Discover app.  Select Washington Middle School and login with your computer username and password.

You will then be able to access the eBooks available from the Mehlville School District.
Access Mehlville School District eBooks - use your computer username and password to login
Mid-Continent Public Library Juvenile Series and Sequels
Great site to check which book is next in your favorite series! Search by author, title, or series.
Scholastic Reading Counts
Find out if your book has Reading Counts points!
WMS Online Catalog
Login to Washington's online Destiny catalog to search for books and eBooks
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