M e d i a Center


Put a book on hold in OPAC, and pick it up at our new Grab and Go cart - outside the library entrance (on the small gym side - use the staircase across from the nurse's office).

  • Contactless and safe pickup...
  • The book you request will be bagged and labeled with your name (see below for how to put a book on hold).
  • You'll get an email when your book is ready for pickup.
  • Visit the cart/table and pick up your book (don't touch anyone else's bag!)
  • Return books to the return bin. Books will be quarantined before they circulate again.

You can request a book online for pickup.

Note: the Media Center is still physically closed to students.

How to SEARCH for a book in new OPAC!

New OPAC How to Search.mp4

How to LOG IN and put a book on HOLD

New OPAC Sign in and put a book on Hold.mp4

Reading Resources

Follow Mrs. Brown on PADLET and keep up-to-date on new books, reviews, tech tips, and Thatcher news, too!

Our catalog for mostly print books, but also has a selection of ebooks and read-a-long books (audio and text at the same time). Click here for directions on how to use OPAC.
The Ridgewood Public Library has curbside pickup. Click here to find out how to reserve a book online.
Click for Updates from RPL.
Request a library card from Ridgewood Public Library.
Ridgewood's ebook & audiobook platform with a wide selection of titles for everyone.Click here for directions on how to sign in and get started.
Recommend a Book for Sora. If you are looking for an ebook title and it's not in Sora, you can recommend a title by clicking HERE.
Connect Sora to the public library 's ebook service called Libby! You'll get access to lots more ebooks. Click here to learn how.
Read with a friend! Streaming ebooks and audiobooks., with a revolving selection of titles. Instant and Unlimited! Great for partner reads and book clubs.Click here for directions on how to sign in and get started.
Streaming audiobooks. Instant, and unlimited access! Listen from your chrombook or smartphone.Click here for directions on how to sign up and get started.
Streaming graphic novels. Instant and Unlimited access!Click here for direction on how to sign up and get started.
Read the latest issue of these popular magazines every month, plus access to back issues. Sports Illustrated for Kids; Girls’ Life, iPhone Life, Discover, Eco Kids Planet, Animal Tales, and Archaeology.
Click here for directions on how to sign in and get started.

Quick Links to Research Databases

click here for passwords to access our databases (you must be signed in with your Google Account to open it)

Summer Reading List

Ridgewood Middle School students are expected to READ over the summer. Our hope and expectation is that you will read at least three books over the summer. In September, be prepared to share and reflect on your reading experiences with teachers and other students. You can read any titles that you choose, but do check out our Literary Lineup of great books. Please also keep track of your reading by listing them on the reading log at the end of the slideshow or download it here.

Chromebook Help

About the Media Center

WATCH OUR MEDIA CENTER BEING BUILT! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Library Fast Forward.m4v

Contact Info

Ann Brown, Media Specialist

201-670-2790 x40525

George Washington Middle School

155 Washington Place Ridgewood NJ 07450

-from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.

Ridgewood Public Library is now offering free virtual homework help and math tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 pm, with 30 minute appointments available for teens in grades 3-9 with top RHS student tutors. Go to and click on "programs and registration" to sign up.