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


1943 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-929-5500
Fax: 860-236-2486

Kelly Brouse, Principal 


Hours: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Ms. Liz Nascimento
Library Media Specialist

Ms. Barbara Horowitz
Library Media Technical Paraprofessional

Library News:

The Barnes & Noble Book Fair will be on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Let the cashier know you are with Bugbee and we will get a percentage for all sales. Get a head start on holiday shopping and check out the teacher wish list table!

Keyboarding Without Tears

Library Media Center Twitter Account

The Bugbee Library Media Center has a Twitter account! Follow us to get the latest information about what is happening in the Library. I will post student projects, book recommendations and timely information. To follow us please click on the link below! I hope you find this to be a helpful form of communication!! https://twitter.com/BugbeeLibrary

About the Bugbee Library Media Center

About the Bugbee Library Media Center:
The Bugbee Library Media Center was renovated and re-opened on May 12, 2004. We have over 15,000 volumes, 200 educational videos, and magazines available for in-school use. At Bugbee, we continue to integrate technology in the classroom to support student achievement. We have two mobile laptop labs, a Chromebook mobile lab for the upper grades, a set of iPads for use in the classroom and a computer lab in the LMC that has desktop and laptop computers, allowing us to accommodate whole classes for instruction.

The Bugbee LMC operates with a fixed schedule – classes in grades K-5 come to the library one time per week for 1 hour. Ms. Nascimento supports the CCSS English Language Arts units in collaboration with the grade level teams. The library hour is used flexibly to support literacy lessons, read alouds, book talks, student collaboration, proficiency with technology tools, digital citizenship and information literacy. In addition, each student has the opportunity to check out library books and build responsibility as a library patron. The LMC is a busy place where students can be seen working in small groups, collaborating on research, discussing literature and reading. Classroom teachers will at times co-teach with Ms. Nascimento to support technology and research lessons. We also have an amazing, dedicated group of parent volunteers that help keep our library organized!

Book Check Out Policy

Check out policy

Kindergarten students begin the year by taking out one book at a time – in order to get a new book, they need to have returned the last book they took out.

Students in grade 1 begin the year taking out one book at a time and then mid year can have two books out at a time.

Students in grade 2-3 may check out two books at a time.

Students in grades 4 and 5 may borrow three books at a time.

All students are allowed to have books out for a period of 2 weeks. We encourage students to return books in a timely manner so that the books are available to other students. Books can be returned during their assigned library time, or througout the week.

We are able to reserve books as well as renew them, thanks to our computerized circulation and catalog system!

Summer Reading 2017

Check out the Bugbee Library's Summer Reading Website for information for students entering K-5 and for students transitioning to Middle School.

Destiny Library Catalog


West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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