Westfield Intermediate School

Joseph J. O'Connor Library Librarian: Mrs. H.Preye

Library Mission:

The Westfield Intermediate School Library will be a center of learning. It will offer the opportunity to celebrate literature and provide access to quality resources and technologies. The library will collaborate with the school community to improve literacy and 21st century skills.

Library Procedures and Programs - 2020-2021

  1. The library will provide digital resources for online and remote learning including databases, online encyclopedias, news sources, and ebooks.

  2. The school year will start out with a Books to Go program. Students will request books through the catalog and the books will be dropped off in the classroom. Return books through the book return slot outside of the library.

  3. Digital Badges! Students will be able to earn digital badges throughout the year. Badges can be kept in a digital portfolio or displayed in their email signature. Badges can also earn prizes from the library throughout the year.

  4. Chromebooks will be managed through the library. Please contact the office or the library if you need a chromebook or need chromebook repair.

About me

Hi! My name is Mrs. Preye and I am your school librarian. I have a B.A. in History and Social Sciences from Eastern Connecticut State University and a Masters from Cambridge College in Education for Library Teacher. I taught history for seven years before becoming a school librarian. I love being in the library because I enjoy reading and research. I am happy to help our school community find books, complete research, find learning resources, and assist with technology.

Poetry Contest


The Winners of the WIS Library Poetry Competition!


First Place: Pablo Contreras-Muñoz

Second Place: Sadie Grabowski

Third Place: Gabriella Pichardo

Honorable mention: Maya Oleksak, Talis Vazquez, Ian Burgess

We want to give special recognition to those who placed in the Poetry Competition at the Westfield Athenaeum! Congratulations!


4th, 5th, 6th grade winners:

1st place: Tomorrow's cloak of sorrow by Noah Gaffney

2nd place: I Am Kind and Gloomy by Kylah Traska

Copy of Poetry Contest 2021

Resources

Please find resources and lessons on the four service areas below:

Digital and online Resources

Click on Doc to open in a new window. You will be able to link to resources in the Doc. Click the gray box to open in a new window.

Copy of 2020 Digital Resources

Books to go!

Need a book? Here is how to get a book delivered to your classroom!

  1. Go to the Library Catalog

( lib.schoolsofwestfield.org )

  1. Click on Westfield Intermediate School.

  2. Click on Log in (upper right hand corner)

  3. Sign in with Google (use your school gmail and password)

  4. Search for a book

  5. Click hold

  6. The librarian will get your hold notice and deliver it to your classroom. Please be patient!

  7. Return books in the slot in the windows outside of the library.

  8. Books will be quarantined for 6 days before returning to shelf.

Click to watch a video to help you through the steps.

If you cannot put a book on hold, email me at h.preye@schoolsofwestfield.org. Tell me your homeroom and the title of the book you want.

Digital Badges!

Students will have the opportunity to earn digital badges this year. These badges will show their mastery on various topics having to do with technology and the library.

Digital Badges can be kept in a digital portfolio (in a doc or slideshow) and/or displayed in your email signature.

Click Here to Proceed to Badges


Earn Badges= Win Prizes!

Three badges will earn you a mystery prize pack from the Library. Anyone who earns badges will be entered in a raffle at the end of the year.

Chromebooks!

The Library will manage chromebooks for students and staff. If you are in need of a chromebook or need a chromebook repaired please contact me at h.preye@schoolsofwestfield.org or use the tech help form below.