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Mrs. Therese Hatfield, Library Media Tech


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VMS Library Mission

The mission of the Valley Middle School Library: is to provide materials on core curriculum subjects and personal interests both in print and non-print formats; to support education and research in an intellectually and culturally open environment; to encourage students and staff to become effective users of ideas and information; to collect, organize, and facilitate access of information in print and non-print formats; and to promote life-long reading and learning both for pleasure and for information.

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California's k-12 Online content project

California offers — at no cost to local schools, districts or students — access to online educational content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, ProQuest and for use by every public K-12 school and student in the state. Visit the California State Library's K-12 Online Content Project to access all of these resources during remote learning by clicking here

September 15-october 15 is Hispanic heritage month

~Celebrate by checking out the collection highlighted in the library~

“A Short History of Journey”

 Aileen Cassinetto

The fault, dear Arcturus, is not in your star.
I’m afraid we misread the swells
like explorers mistaking one continent for another.

“Columbus stretched out Asia eastward until Japan almost kissed the Azores.”1
“The Chinese treasure fleet had been mothballed long before Magellan set to sea.”2

In other words, they were imprecise, and they perished.

(Behold the flight of birds on rarefied air,
from breeding ground to wintering ground.
Behold intention, and its kin, precision.)

Be that as it may, we were always meant for motion.

See how the Silk Road was paved with horses’ bones.
And more than smuggled silkworm, it brought sugar, silver,
paper—utter world changer.

See how the Spice Trade flourished,
shoring up an empire, its galleons—implacable bearers of a slave
trade from Manila to Acapulco.

The world got its cinnamon, its cocoa, its cassia and cardamom,
its lapis lazuli, and its Balas Ruby—ancient and sapphire-veined.
We got wanderlust.

And the bravest of us looked up and remembered everything—
the fixed star, the dippers, the king, the queen, the bear-keeper—
rubescent and fourth brightest in all the night sky, dearest,

remembered also the cardinal of old fields and every roadside—
brilliantly blue and sometimes true—in the same night sky,
roaming its way home.

1Morison, Samuel Eliot. Admiral of the Ocean Sea. The American Past, 1942. Cited in IEEE Spectrum, 2012.

2 Bergreen, Laurence. Over the Edge of the World. MJF Books, 2015. Cited in CNN, 2003.





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