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Somers Public Schools

Mission Statement:
The Mission of the media center program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

This mission is accomplished:
  • by providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats.
  • by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and evaluating ideas and information.
  • by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.
Information Power: Guidelines for School Library Media Programs 

Technology Expectations:
In accordance with our Acceptable Use Policy, students are expected to utilize all technology while in the media center for educational purposes, this includes smartphones, laptops, desktops, and iPads. Students who disregard this policy are subject to loss of media center privileges, and disciplinary referral.


Media Center Staff:
Ms. Tenley Stoltz
Library Media Specialist
Phone: 860-749-2270 X4216
Email: tenley.stoltz@somers.k12.ct.us

Mrs. Sara Coelho
Media: Para-Educator
Phone: 860-749-2270 X4212
Email: sara.coelho@somers.k12.ct.us

2018 Nutmeg Winner
Available in book, ebook, and audiobook format at the Somers Public Library
Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.