What is a school librarian?

Our Mission

  • Saint Paul Public Schools Library Services empowers students and staff to become enthusiastic readers, critical thinkers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. To accomplish this, we:

    • Provide resource-rich library environments that encourage curiosity and learning.
    • Curate collections of a rich mix of resources that align with curriculum and student interests.
    • Collaborate with teachers in instructional planning to support personalized learning.
    • Offer engaging programs to connect students and staff with authors, partner organizations, and enrichment opportunities.

    Library Services supports the SPPS Achieves Strategic Plan. Library Media Specialists are crucial school staff members in providing a well rounded education and preparing students for informed living in an information-rich society. Under the leadership of the library media specialist, the school library provides students access to resources and technology, connecting classroom learning to real-world events. By providing access to an array of well-managed resources, school libraries enable academic knowledge to be linked to deeper, personalized learning. The expanded learning environment of the school library ensures the unique interests and needs of individual students are met. In this way, effective school library programs prepare students for college, career, and community.

Library Information

  • Hi!  BCMS Library Information for Students & Families
    1. All students can check out books. (#PanthersRead)
      -Students should check out books to read, it's great to have a book in class for when you're done with work
      -Checkout period for students is 2 weeks (If you need more time, just let me know!)
      -Students must arrive with a pass if not coming with their class. You're also welcome to stop by on your way to lunch!
      -Open checkout everyday before foundations from 8:15-8:25 and after school (if you do not take a bus home).

    1. The link to the library catalog is sppsk12.follettdestiny.com. Click on the middle school heading on the left and select Battle Creek Middle School to view the books in our collection.

    1. Overdue notices are sent out electronically (check your emails, Panthers). If you have questions let me know.

    1. SPPS has a variety of digital resources available for students at http://libguides.spps.org/online

    1. Book return is at the circulation desk. You are responsible for your library books - please do not leave books outside the library door.

    1. Your library ID is your student ID number (same number as lunch pin).

    2. Your LibraryGO number is 22091600 + your lunch number


    Feel free to call or email me with questions. I am always happy to help.

    Ms. Orensten

    rebekah.orensten@stpaul.k12.mn.us | 651-744-6881

    Panther pride is school wide : Prepared ⋄ Punctual ⋄ Polite

    updated Fall 2021