Bettendorf Middle School Library

Common Beliefs About School Libraries

  • ​​Qualified teacher-librarians lead effective school libraries.

  • Intellectual freedom is every learner’s right.

  • The school library is a unique and essential part of a learning community.

  • Learners should be prepared for college, career, and life.

  • Reading is the core of personal and academic competency.

  • ​Information technologies must be appropriately integrated and equitably available.

BMS Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Bettendorf Middle School library is to maintain and advocate access to a broad range of information, experiences, and ideas while providing a welcoming and supportive 21st century learning environment. The library is dedicated to ensuring that students leave Bettendorf Middle School as proficient and ethical users of information technologies and with a life-long love of reading, learning, and independent thinking.

"There is no friend as loyal as a book."

~ Ernest Hemingway, author