Welcome to the

Elwood Middle School Library Media Center

Welcome to our learning space:

Our vision is to provide a warm, welcoming environment to the students and staff who visit us daily to borrow materials and use our online resources.

The focus of the EMS library is to provide high-interest, stimulating materials, while also providing resources to the students and staff to enhance curriculum, teach literacy skills, and meet the Learning Standards.

The library is open daily. Students are welcome and encouraged to visit the library before their first class and during their lunch period.

Library FAQs page

Students who want specific materials added to the library collection should talk with Mrs. Fife, or make a request through this link:

Click here to make a book request

Start thinking about Summer Reading!

So many ways to read over the summer!

Elwood Middle School Summer Reading:


SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. Returning April 26, 2018, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. In 2017, 32 titles were given away over 16 weeks.


Capstone is offering FREE access to Capstone Interactive e-books all summer!


The New York State Library, Division of Library Development, and the New York State Education Department has partnered with myON to bring digital books to children as part of the summer reading program.


ReadWorks is a nonprofit that provides thousands of free, high-quality nonfiction and fiction articles with questions and activities. ReadWorks is inviting you - all parents & guardians - to create your own free account to help your child stay on track this summer, and all year round!


The New York State Senate Summer Reading Program- Promoting literacy and indulging in the wonderful world of books.Students and their parents can log on to https://www.nysenate.gov/nyread to create a profile, record progress, share on social media and earn a certificate.


Get involved at the Elwood Public Library!


Earn Free Books at Barnes and Noble! (K-6 grades)

See links below for program information:


Looking for some reading suggestions:

NYPL Recommendation Lists

Don't forget EMS has digital content you can access through our Destiny Discover e-shelf!

With 578 e-book titles, 11 interactive e-books, and 19 audiobooks, there is something for everyone!

Click here for help accessing the Destiny Discover e-shelf (will require your Elwood login to see password)