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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.  

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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 equitable 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

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St. Louis County Library

All MICDS students and faculty are entitled to receive a FREE St. Louis County Library card regardless of where you live!  Besides awesome books and programs, the St. Louis County Library has an amazing audio book collection which makes it well worthwhile!  For more information about getting a free SLCL library card ask at Messing Library or click the image above to visit the SLCL's website.