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Welcome to Messing Library


Welcome to the virtual Messing Library!  Here you may access the library catalog, browse lists of new books including annotated lists of the Twain and Truman nominee titles, read eBooks, use the databases, see research project pages, check the MLA Style Guide, learn research tips and tricks, discover a list of helpful websites, check on summer reading lists, and much, much more.  Be sure to check out the About Messing Library page for FAQs, a list of library resources, and other fascinating information.  

NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month

Join the NaNoWriMo Club and write a novel in Novemeber.  Join us Mondays in the Fiction Room from 3:30-4:00 during the month of November.  Brainstorm with other writers. Share your stories. Share your success! 

Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month

Author Visits

Live in person @ MICDS...

MICDS Libraries Mission Statement

The mission of the MICDS Libraries is to ensure that students and faculty are information fluent citizens, empowered with the knowledge, the skills, and the compassion necessary for success in a rapidly changing world. To fulfill this mission, we:

  • Teach students to use, synthesize, evaluate, and communicate information ethically and effectively;

  • Collaborate with the faculty to promote learning across the curriculum;

  • Lead in the implementation of curricular standards for research and information literacy;

  • Provide access to an exciting and diverse collection of information resources and programs reflective of the needs of our community;

  • Foster a love of reading, lifelong learning, and libraries.

Want to be a successful student? Work with your Librarian!

Corey, Melissa. "Think, Create, Share, and Grow. " American Library Association. 21 Jun., 2011.  Web. 17 Aug. 2013. <>.
Document ID: 542eeb36-7dd1-1944-6dee-d615acc6db51
Used with permission.

What does a school librarian do?


School librarians are educators who cross disciplines and grade levels as they work to empower every student with the skills, resources, and tools to:

  • inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge;

  • draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge;

  • share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society;

  • pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

The ability to think, create, share, and grow in school and beyond is called Learning4Life

"School Librarians and Learning4Life." American Library Association. 7 Sept. 2012, Web, 17 Aug. 2013.
Document ID: 9de33ce5-041b-88b4-4950-952ceab1cf30

PanoRAMa: The MICDS Middle School Yearbook

Hey Rams, the Yearbook Committee is working hard to capture the story and memories of your school year. 

Want to order a yearbook?  Go to and type in MICDS.   Yearbooks are $35.00 and must be paid for with a credit card.  Good things happen to those who wait, so you'll need to wait for the last week of school to get your yearbook.  Thanks for buying a yearbook! 

Messing Library Catalog - The OPAC

Research Databases

Databases provide credible and vetted sources for all your academic research needs.


Stay organized and on track with your research. Let NoodleTools do the grunt work while you spend your time resesarching.


Public Library

All MICDS students and faculty may get a St. Louis County Library card regardless of where you live!  STL County Library has an amazing audio book collection which makes it well worth it!  For more information, ask at Messing Library or click the image above to visit the public library's website.