Mission & Vision

What We're Doing at  WHS

Collaborate with Local College Libraries

MLA 8 Instruction

Research Curriculum

The Zany Majestic Bard

Teen Read Week

Student Book Club

Classroom Video on Demand

Genrefying the Collection

Portland Public Library PALS

Inter-Library Loan

MASL "Impressive Web Presence" Award


MassCUE Virtual Presentation

MCELA "Dine and Discuss" Presenter

Info-Tech Team 









For more information on our library program, please refer to our annual report

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Teachers and students share why they love their library. Click here to find out why!

Benefits of a School Librarian

Rix, Kate. "Are School Librarians Still Important?." Scholastic: Administrators, Scholastic, Inc., 2016, http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3757441. 22 Nov. 2016. 

Martin, Ann M. and Kathleen R. Roberts. "Digital Natives ≠ Digital Literacy." Principal, vol. Jan./Feb., NAESP, 2015, http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/MartinRoberts_JF15.pdf. 22 Nov. 2016. 


 "The Role of School Librarians in Promoting the Use of Educational Technologies." ISTE, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Media Specialists SIG (SIGMS) Executive Advocacy Committee, 2011, http://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/the-role-of-school-librarians-in-promoting-the-use-of-educational-technologies_9-10.pdf?sfvrsn=2. 22 Nov. 2016. 

What can your librarian do for you?

 "Highly Effective School Library Programs." Colorado Department of Education, Colorado Department of Education, 2016, https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdelib/2016heslprogram. 22 Nov. 2016. 

Certified librarians foster 21st-century skills


  Effective School Library Programs

Libraries for Our  Future

 "Definition for Effective School Library Program." ALA, American Library Association, 2016,http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/positionstatements/AASL_Position%20Statement_Effective%20SLP_2016-06-25.pdf. 22 Nov. 2016. 

Click here for a digital copy of this essential report on the benefits of school libraries!

  • Certified librarian in every school with support staff Required Information Literacy standards for all students in grades K-12 

  • Librarians as technology leaders

  • Funding for collection development

  • Flexible schedule to allow for collaboration with teachers

  • Librarians as professional development leaders

  • Professional development opportunities