WELCOME TO THE WBMS LIBRARY!

  • Click here to see our collection including our most recently added books!  You can also find this website on your Classlink page with the "Destiny Discover" app. 

    If you are asked to login, please use your laptop/Microsoft Office information.

     

    We also have a huge collection of ebooks and audiobooks in Sora. Please look in Classlink for the app.

     

    Hours

    8:00 to 3:30. Afterschool hours can be arranged. Please talk to Ms. Balsley 

     

    Staff

    Ms. Heather Balsley, NBCT - Teacher-Librarian for WBMS and Lead Librarian for Roanoke County Public Schools

    Mrs. Kathleen Tardy - Circulation Administrator

     

    Roanoke County Library Department Vision and Mission Statement

    The vision of the Roanoke County Public School Library program is to empower students to learn technology and 21st-century skills incorporating collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and citizenship. 

    The mission of the Roanoke County Public School Library program is to provide quality learning experiences designed to equip students with the skills to adapt and thrive in a changing global environment. The libraries extend and enhance the classroom experience: a place where students, teachers, and librarians can explore, learn, create, and collaborate. Librarians foster a love of reading and learning in addition to modeling and utilizing current technologies to assist students in becoming proficient and responsible users of information.

     

    Book Selection Policy

    The Roanoke County Public Schools library program has a book selection policy for our schools that supports the curriculum, incorporates current educational trends, and considers the needs, interests, and diversity of our students.

    When selecting books for purchase, school librarians consider professional reviews and recommended reading ages. Nonfiction books are selected based on accuracy, scope, reliability, format, points of interest, and potential use. Materials on opposing sides of controversial issues are purchased so that students may develop critical thinking skills. Fiction books are selected based on the needs of the collection, popularity, quality, curriculum connections, and professional book reviews. Recommendations from students and staff members are encouraged and honored when possible.  Donated books must meet the same criteria as newly purchased books.