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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


35 Barksdale Rd.
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-233-4421
Fax: 860-232-4732

Jennifer Derick, Principal 

Welcome to the Library Media Center





Kids A-Z










Grade 1

Grade 2



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Grade 5



The mission of the school library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.

The library media specialist empowers students to be:

Critical Thinkers,

Enthusiastic Readers,

Skillful Researchers and

Ethical Users of Information.

Excerpted from Empowering Learners:Guidelines for School Library Programs by the Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, copyright 2009 American Library Association. Used with permission.




The library media center is open during the school day for book selection and for student projects. Our curriculum supports the classroom curriculum and the development of 21st century library media skills. All K-5 classes meet for regularly scheduled literacy and technology classes. Classroom teachers may also sign up for flexible lab and library time. 

Library Resources

The library media center has a diverse collection that serves over 350 students and staff. The Destiny online library catalog provides home and school access to the digital and print collection. Students also have access to a variety of digital resources both at home and school.


In addition to our media center computer lab, students have access to iPads, Chromebooks and/or laptops for classroom use. An iPad cart in the library is available for use both in and outside of the library. In addition, the library utilizes two Smartboards and a document cameras for multi-media library lessons.


West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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