Welcome to the HH Poole Library! I'm Janice Raspen, our school librarian. This year is my 21st in Stafford and my seventh at Poole. I love middle schoolers and middle school books! Our library assistant is Mrs. Dee Rish, and she and I are happy to answer any questions you have. We are here to help you.
Students are welcome to visit the library during homeroom every day and during class time with a pass from their teacher. Our library has 16 networked computers and a printer for student use. Our book collection numbers over 16,000, and we also subscribe to dozens of magazines and the Free-Lance Star, Fredericksburg's local newspaper. We also have a great collection of ebooks and audiobooks available through Sora, a free app you can download.
The library sponsors several reading programs throughout the year: Virginia Readers' Choice for sixth graders, Cafe Book for seventh and eighth graders, and Battle of the Books, for all grades. Click on the links for these programs to learn more.
If you'd like to request a book to be picked up curbside, please send an email to the library and someone will get in touch with you to work out the details. If you need suggestions for good books, fill out this form, and Miss Raspen will be in touch via email with some ideas.