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Contacts & Hours
Mon through Fri 7:35>2:08

Claudia Palframan

Patrick Nazim
Students are encouraged to select one or two books of interest to them each library visit. Students are welcome during homeroom to visit the library and exchange books.
Library News
Dupont students now have access to First Book's Open eBooks! Contact Ms. Palframan for more information or click on the link under "Quick Links"


Overdue notices will be sent to the homerooms until the computer issues are resolved. Students are able to log into the catalog to see what books they have out, when they are due, and to put books on hold. Students who have books more than a month overdue will still get notices mailed home. There are no fees for late books, but lost or damaged books need to be either replaced with an exact copy, or paid for.


Students - when you read a book that you really enjoyed, please log into your library account and either write a review or give it some stars. Come and see me if you need help with this.

Graphic Novels are “Real” Books

3 months ago

Graphic Novels are
“Real” Books

Graphic novels are increasingly popular with both students and adults, and are very different from the comic books many of us have read and remember fondly.  Graphic novels are longer, have more complex story lines, and cover a wide range of genres, including both fiction and nonfiction.  Like a standard novel, a graphic novel tells a story in a sequential manner, using both text and images.  The text and images support each other and add to the complexity or richness of the story.  According to researchers, the reader is using more of his or her brain while combining both the text and images into a complete story. 

Graphic novels increase a reader's comprehension and interpretation of a story or topic.  They engage both reluctant readers and visual learners.  This is wonderful, as reading should be a pleasurable activity.  Students who read more develop increased background knowledge and vocabulary, which leads to greater ease in reading more complex texts.  

At our library at DMMS, graphic novels are extremely popular and we cannot keep them on the shelves! 



Library Classes
Students come to the library every other week for classes and circulation. Students are encouraged to select reading materials based on their individual interests. Students will learn how to use the library’s print and on-line resources, how to evaluate resources, how to find and use accurate information, and more. Library and information literacy classes support the school’s curriculum and are often taught in collaboration with the classroom teachers.
We do accept book donations. Books should be current, clean and meet the library's book selection criteria. We are currently looking for :
Bone - all volumes
Amulet - all volumes
Wimpy Kid - all volumes
Big Nate - all volumes

Any questions, please contact us at the library: or 413-594-1881, x1135
Genre of the Month: Science Fiction and Fantasy
The genre of the month for January is Science Fiction and Fantasy.