Our mission is to support the Dixon-Smith community by providing a safe and welcoming space where students can explore and collaborate.  We invite students and staff to fuel their curiosity and creativity, construct new meaning about the world, and develop a love of reading.

Welcome to the DSMS library!

  • What's going on in the library? 

    Battle of the Books

    Battle of the Books is a program for all students. Students participate in a book trivia competition in the spring in which they work as a team to compete against teams from the other Stafford County Middle Schools. The list of books for this year's competition is available below.

    Team practices will take place during Bulldog block starting in November BUT it is never too early to start reading!

    Sign up for the Battle Team!

    Virginia Reader's Choice

    Each year we challenge our students to read 10 books selected by Virginia Librarians.  This is the Virginia Readers' Choice Challenge!   

    Sign up for the VRC Challenge!

    Cafe Books

    Cafe Books is a reading program for 7th and 8th graders.  It is a great reading experience and a fun book club.  This year we will be meeting with a librarian from our public library system here at school. 

    In our first few meetings, we will hear book talks on these titles from Middle School librarians and from CRRL librarians.  After that, our discussion will be driven by YOU as you share what you thought of the titles you read. 

    Check back here for more details as we get closer to the start of the year.

    Sign up for Cafe Books!

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