Shelby County Schools

Library Media Specialist — J. Carr, Ed. S.

Library Hours:
   7:15 am - 2:15 pm
   7:15 am - 2:15 pm
   7:15 am - 3:00 pm
   7:15 am - 2:15 pm
   7:15 am - 3:00 pm
  * Library is reserved Monday afternoons for Faculty Meetings and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for Southwest Tennessee Community College classes.

The Westwood Longhorn Library welcomes students looking for just the right resource for research papers or pleasure reading.  We are a complete library media center with:

  • 32 student computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office tools
  • Over 7000 fiction and non-fiction titles in our collection
  • Access to Internet e-books via the E-Follet Bookshelf
  • Current magazines and periodicals
  • Over 400 video titles for teachers
  • Lamination and poster services for teachers
  • Limited printing services










2010 Michael L. Printz Award Recipient

The 2010 Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults is “Going Bovine,” written by Libba Bray.  “Going Bovine” is about 16-year-old Cameron who wants to get through high school and life with minimal effort. This is before he’s given some bad news: he’s sick and going to die. Hope arrives with Dulcie, a loopy punk angel/possible hallucination with a bad sugar habit. She tells Cam that if he is willing to go in search of it, there is a cure.  With the help of a death-obsessed, video-gaming dwarf and a yard gnome, Cam sets off on a road trip through a twisted America.


  2010 Coretta Scott King Award Recipient



The 2010 Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults is, “Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal,” written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.  This is the story of Bass Reeves, a remarkable African American and hero of the Old West.


2010 John Newbery Medal


The 2010 John Newbery Medal for most outstanding contribution to children’s literature is, “When You Reach Me,” written by Rebecca Stead.  This book is about sixth graders, Miranda and Sal, who know all about their New York City neighborhood. They know where it’s safe to go, and they know where not to go.

Things start to unravel when Sal gets punched by a new kid for seemingly no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life. The hidden apartment key that Miranda’s mom keeps for emergencies is stolen, and Miranda finds a mysterious note:

I am coming to save your friend’s life, and my own.
I must ask two favors. First, you must write me a letter.

The notes keep coming.  Miranda begins to realize that whoever is leaving them knows all about her, including things that have not even happened yet. With each message, Miranda believes that only she can prevent a tragic death until the final note makes her think she’s too late.



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