Visit The Media Center Website

Lisa Schartiger, Media Specialist

Karen Kavanagh, Media Assistant

JPMS Mission: 

At John Poole Middle School we are committed to providing an environment where all are welcome and encouraged to question, learn, discover, participate, create and connect. We strive to promote lifelong learning through the development of information literacy and a genuine love of reading.

JPMS Vision:

Where community members can find shared resources that inspire imagination, exploration and innovation. 


Reading for Entertainment: Want to get lost in a great book? Check these out!

Race Relations & the Power of Words 

Read some of these books from the Suggested Book Reading List. Many books on this list are available from the JPMS Media Center. Suggested grade levels are provided as a rough guide. Parents are encouraged to read with their children and discuss the themes of these titles. For more information on specific titles, search Common Sense Media.


Book Suggestions!

Have you read a great book but we don’t have it in our collection (and we should!!)-- let us know! Want to read a specific book or series but we don’t have it-- let us know! We want to build our collection with the books that you want to read-- JPMS Reading Suggestions


Common Sense Media: Navigating Technology

Common Sense Media empowers parents, teachers, and students by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology. Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. We offer the largest, most trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music. The Parent Concerns, Parent Blog and Family Engagement Resources help families understand and navigate the problems and possibilities of raising children in the digital age.