The Bookmark Contest is Back!

I am happy to announce that we will be having another bookmark contest this year!

Get creative for a chance to win a prize and have your artwork printed and available in the library! But hurry, the contest will end February 29th.

I have been so amazed and impressed by the level of talent here at MEI!! This will be our fourth bookmark contest. There are usually so many awesome entries that the judges have a hard time picking the winners.

The Rules… maximum size: 2.5 inches by 7 inches. Must be able to be scanned. Submit as many as you would like. Make sure your name and grade are on the back!

There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes for hand drawn bookmarks and a 1st place prize for digital bookmarks. The winners for this year’s contest will be announced after spring break. Check out the previous winners…


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2012 winners










2011 winners


The Scholastic Book Fair is here!!

MEI Middle School is once again hosting a Scholastic Book Fair! Join us for this special event October 26th – 29th in the Multi-Purpose Room. Come celebrate books and reading with us!

The Book Fair will be open during lunch and after school on Monday, 8:00am-4:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8:00am-8:00pm on Thursday.

There are several contests you can enter to win a prize – remember to decorate a monster and bring it to the fair! If you bring an adult family member to the book fair, you can enter the “Family Prize Draw” for a chance to win $50.00 in books!! $25 worth of books for you, and $25 for your classroom teacher. Contest submissions for the family draw must be in by 4pm on Wednesday.

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Textbook Condition Forms

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Remember to fill out the Textbook Condition Form and submit it before September 18th for a chance to win a prize!!!

The form will only be available until the end of September.


All students received textbooks last week. Please take time to fill out the Textbook Condition Form with your child. It is now available online for your convenience! You can find the form along with information on accessing student Office 365 accounts, library accounts and much more by selecting the links on the left of the middle school library blog The Beakling

It is important to fill out this form so your child does not pay for damage he/she didn’t do! Textbooks are expensive so please encourage your child to take care of them.

All students who have submitted their form by September 18th will be eligible to win a prize!!! The form is only available until the end of September so don’t forget! If you would prefer a paper copy you can pick one up in the library. If you have any questions please contact Lin Harris at



Welcome to the 2015-16 school year!!

I hope everyone had a great summer! sun

A few announcements:

Textbooks will be signed out during the first week of school. Please take time to fill out the online Textbook Condition Form. This ensures you will not pay for damage to your textbook that you did not do. Submit your form BEFORE September 18 for a chance to win a prize!

The library will be closed during the lunch break this week, regular library times/hours will start next week.  **Please note: the library will be closed after school a couple times each month for meetings. Dates will be announced.

Check out the links on the side for information on how to access your library and Office 365 accounts, library hours, the Textbook Condition Form, suggest a book and much more! Also, check out the Library Thing widget (under the links on the left) to see the new books as they are added to the library collection.

Remember to check your library account regularly and renew or return your library items. Fines add up quickly but you can renew your books from home so let us aim for a fine free year!