Learning Independence at the Library

It was fifth grader Kayla’s first trip to the George Fischer Middle School library, and she was amazed by the selection of books.  

“I used to have a big collection of books in my room, but then I realized they were all from when I was in first grade,” Kayla said. “I got rid of them, so I’m really glad to see there are so many good books here in the library to read.”Students use the GFMS Library during Independent Study

Her friend Olivia agreed. But the one book Olivia really wanted, “The Summer I Turned Pretty” by Jenny Han, was already checked out.    

“That is a very popular book,” Liz Krieger, the George Fischer Middle School library teacher, said. “Have you tried using Sora? That is our eBook system. You might have more luck there.”  

Olivia said she would but, in the meantime, she was also interested in finding a biography of Anne Frank. 

 The school library not only offers a wide selection of literature, but it also gives middle schoolers some independence they did not have in elementary school. In middle school, students can visit the library during their Independent Study periods to study, do research or just to look for a good book to read.