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Dicke Family Library: LIBRARY'S HOME PAGE

Library's Main Home Page: Find the latest library news here
Burt the Beetle Doesn't Bite! by Ashley Spears
Here in the Real World by Sara Pennypacker
We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto by Alice Waters
Storyworthy: Engage, teach, persuade, and change your life through the power of storytelling by Matthew Dicks
Reading Ladders: leading students from where they are to where we'd like them to be by Teri S. Lesesne
Life, Literacy, and the Pursuit of Happiness by Don Vu
The State of Grace: sometimes fitting in means standing out by Rachael Lucas
Robyn Boid Architect by Maree Coote
Wynd Book One: Flight of the Prince graphic novel by James Tynion IV
Dog Squad by Chris Grabenstein
Dog Man #10 Mothering Heights by Dav Pilkey
A Thousand Questions by Saadia Faruqi

Important Library Announcements

Welcome to
Rumsey's Online Library!

2022 Nutmeg Middle School
Nominees via Padlet

Coming soon: Click image below to hear authors
reading first chapters of their books!

Click here or below to hear podcasts about
Nutmeg Book Award '22

Click here or below to see 2022 Nutmeg Read-Alikes

Click below to access a
variety of library resources

library resources bitmoji scene

We're genrefying our
Upper School fiction books!
Click image below to view video

'21 Bizarre & Extreme Day Photos!


Stop by the library to find an Independent Reading Book (IRB)!



Always have a book ready to read!

Do you have an Independent Reading Book (IRB)?
Browse the shelves and check one out today!

Or use DESTINY DISCOVER to find a book in our library:

  • Find iPad (at entrance to Reading Room). Use DESTINY (Rumsey's online catalog) to find a book to check out.
  • Check your book out with Miss Simmons or Mrs. DiLorenzo.
  • OR if no one is at the circulation desk, use MANUAL CHECKOUT. Write down your FULL name, Rumsey BARCODE (back upper right corner of book), and title/author of book.

Click below to see a
Book Fest '21 Book Club Slideshow



Link to NEWS LibGuide

Stripling Model of Inquiry

A research model to guide you through your projects and assignments!
Graphic of Barbara Stripling's Model of Inquiry that guides students through the research process.

A reworked version of the Stripling Model of Inquiry Reworked graphic version of the Stripling Model of Inquiry

Which Model of Inquiry do you like better?
Barbara Stripling's original Model of Inquiry: 3 votes (20%)
Fosil version of Stripling Model of Inquiry: 12 votes (80%)
Total Votes: 15

Library Program

~ Connecting all parts of our community through reading. Join us!

The School’s Library Plan focuses on creating lifelong readers and problem solvers. Additionally, students practice how to find, use, and share good information productively, safely, respectfully, ethically, collaboratively, and responsibly.

Linked to the Library Videos 20 - 22



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Valerie DiLorenzo
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Dicke Family Library
Rumsey Hall School
201 Romford Rd.
Washington Depot, CT 06794
860-868-0535 x122