The Library of Ripley and Ravenswood Middle Schools

Welcome to the library website, where you can search for a book, contact the librarian, and find helpful resources. Explore and enjoy!


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Need books while at home? Try a free ebook!

The Gutenberg Project provides free ebook downloads of many classics. Click on the hyperlink to be taken to a list that includes Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Frank L. Baum's Wizard of Oz, and many others. Some titles are even available as audio books. Most are also AR -- check AR Book Find to be sure!

Open Culture provides tons of free audiobooks as well.

Until December 31, 2020, Lerner Publishing is offering free digital books and audiobooks. You can even search by AR reading level.

Would you prefer a print book? Many communities offer Little Free Libraries. To find one near you, use this searchable map.

Other ebooks and audiobooks are available on your iPads with the OverDrive app. All you need is a public library card!

1. Open OverDrive.

2. If you haven't set this up before, click "Sign Up".

3. Click "Sign up using library card".

4. In the box, type "Jackson County Public Library", then select it under "West Virginia Reads".

5. Using the drop-down menu, select "Jackson County Library", then type your library card number and PIN number in the boxes. (Your library card number can be found on the back of your library card. If you don't know your PIN or haven't created one, call the public library.)

6. Search for books to "check out". They will then be available to read in your bookshelf!

General Information

Library Media Specialist: Mrs. Jessica Cox

Email: jdcox@k12.wv.us

Library Hours:

Ripley Middle School: 7:45 am - 3:45 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays; 7:45 am - 11:00 on Fridays

Ravenswood Middle School: 7:45 am - 3:45 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays; 12:00 pm - 3:45 pm on Fridays

Library Policies

  • Reference books may not be checked out.

  • All other books may be checked out for a three-week period. Once the three weeks are over, the check-out may be renewed one time for an additional three weeks.

  • Students are responsible for books that are damaged or lost.

Mission Statement

Jackson County middle school libraries are committed to providing resources, support, and instruction that will enhance the schools' curriculum and aid in the development of all students. It is our mission to ensure that students are digitally, visually, textually, and technologically literate. In order to achieve this mission, the libraries will provide a variety of print, nonprint, and technology resources that will extend instruction in all content areas and that will support students' personal growth and enjoyment. The libraries will instruct students as they locate, interact with, and ethically use these resources, and will collaborate with classroom teachers in the development and implementation of lessons and inquiry projects that will strengthen students' skills in information literacy and independent learning.

Interested in sharing your favorite books with your classmates?

Create a shelf talker to draw attention to amazing reads that other students will love! You can create one by hand or with this template. See Mrs. Cox for more information!

Last updated November 12, 2020