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