James Rutter MS Library

Welcome to the James Rutter Middle School Library Website!

Use this site for online resources, book recommendations, to learn about library events, and to find out about library policies.

The mission of the James Rutter Middle School Library is:

  • to promote lifelong literacy and learning;

  • to provide opportunities and resources for students to effectively use information to creatively meet personal, academic, and community goals;

  • to collaborate with staff to support students’ mastery of Common Core State Standards in preparation for high school and beyond; and,

  • to develop a library collection that reflects the needs and interests of the entire JRMS student body.

"The power of fiction is that it gives us, as readers, the opportunity to move inside another human being, to look out through that person's eyes, hear with her ears, think with his thoughts, feel with her feelings. It is the only form of art which can accomplish that feat so deeply, so completely. And thus it is the perfect bridge for helping us come to know the other - the other inside as well as outside ourselves."

-Marion Dane Bauer in "Am I Blue?"