Welcome to the Old Town Middle School Library    

    Welcome to the Library

    "Welcome to the Library" is the heart of Old Town Library's mission.  We want everyone to feel welcome in the library and to have access to fiction books, non-fiction books, audio books, documentaries and online resources that support pleasure reading, learning and research.  We strive to have an active collection that supports the school's curriculum and subjects that interest our students.  At the beginning of 2023-2024 school year, we had 9,727 books, but that number constantly changes as we discard out-of-date and  worn books and we add new books.  We want students and faculty to love to read, love to learn and to have that love every day of their lives.  Reading and learning contribute greatly to lifelong fulfillment.  
    You can search all 8,458 physical books in the real, live library by going to Destiny Discover! (psst...you can see E-books too)
    The Destiny Discover icon is right below! Click it and start searching!
    or, you can start with Clever and go to Destiny Discover.
    Choose Old Town Middle. Wait for it to log you in! Then Happy Searching ALL THE BOOKS!
    Destiny Discover icon  
    After you click on Destiny Discover icon, you should arrive at a Destiny Discover site that lets you see beautiful book covers of the books in the library.  From this site, Destiny Discover offers basic database search engine functions where you can search by author, title, keyword, etc. The software indicates if we have the book and if it is IN or checked OUT.
    If you put the book on HOLD, I will deliver it to you!
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    Below is the real Ms. McGraw, Do I look anything like my Bitmoji?
    Ms. McGraws Picture
    This is my eighth year as Old Town Middle School's Media Specialist (Librarian) and I am always excited to serve the students and faculty of OTMS!  I love being in the school and educational environment and I really love being around BOOKS! I have a strong technical background with a BS in Computing and Information Systems from Mississippi College.  I was a technician in this District's Technology Department for nine years and a STEM teacher at OTMS for four years.  Fun Fact! I was a student librarian assistant for Mrs. Drake when I was a 7th grade student at Peeples Junior High School and I have loved the library ever since.  My e-mail address is smcgraw@madison-schools.com.  School Phone Number: 601-898-8730, ext. 1107.  I also have a page called ABOUT ME if you want more information
    Here is a Typical Day at OTM Library
    Students are learning
    pathways students 
    Students are competing!
    Spelling Bee 
    This student is working on STEM work...
    I recognize this assignment as Unit 3 The Steps of the Design Process!
    My Favorite 
    Working on STEM homework. I recognize that as the Steps of the Design Process  
    And the books are patiently waiting for YOU....(The ever-popular Diary Books...Dork and Wimpy Kid)
    Let's not forget the fish...do you know why they are smart?  
    Do Fish Read? Yep.