School Library System

The Madison-Oneida School Library System shall actively promote equality of services and access to information, regardless of format, to all members of the school community. 
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For written directions to SLS office (getting off at the Verona Thruway exit). (with specifics regarding where our office is located. ) CLICK HERE  

GPS Coodinates for the Costello building:  N43°04.246’W075 ° 38.181’


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In  2-25-2013:

Selection of Authentic Texts for Common Core Instruction: Guidance and a List of Resources for Text Selection:

Libraries and librarians are also great resources.Your school librarian is likely an under-tapped resource with many library catalogs searchable by Lexile. Your librarian can lead you to a plethora of appropriate materials for learning centers, online access of articles, complexity tools and more. NYS School Library Systems Association has led a resource aggregation for many additional resources to meet the Common Core Learning Standards and curriculum modules. Please visit the following site for an example of such a site:

  • A National Effort to Read to Kids 15 Minutes a Day

    Posted by Diana Wendell at 9/20/2014 
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  • Turn Read Alouds to Talk Alouds webinar

    Posted by Diana Wendell at 9/14/2014
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  • Ted-ed clubs

    Posted by Diana Wendell at 9/2/2014

    TED’s educational arm has launched TED-Ed Clubs, an effort to support students who conduct research, write, and present and record their own ideas in a TED talk format. The goal is to stimulate and celebrate the best ideas of students around the world. TED-Ed piloted the project with 100 schools, focusing mostly on middle and high school–aged students. Most of the pilot schools started with TED-Ed clubs held during lunch or after school, but some teachers incorporated materials into the classroom. TED-Ed offers free guiding materials for13 club meetings, taking students through the step-by-step process of creating a TEDtalk. The program suggests starting with a meeting to talk about what students are passionate about. Then each student pursues one idea over the next 13 weeks. In successive weeks, students discuss the qualities of a great idea, conduct research on their topics, identify good and bad habits in presentations, give feedback to one another and ultimately give a TED-style talk captured on video.

    Click Here for More Information About TED-Ed Clubs

    Click Here to Apply to Start a TED-Ed Club

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  • Cool website

    Posted by Diana Wendell at 8/23/2014
    Cool website with public domain images, videos and more:
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  • SLS Awarded 3rd NYS Archives LGRMIF grant for $18,473

    Posted by Diana Wendell at 8/23/2014
    We are very pleased to announce that the SLS was fully funded for our new, New York State Archives, Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund grant.  The goal for our grant is to continue to train school librarians and classroom teachers in using local historical primary sources into the curricula to meet Common Core Learning Standards.  We will be offering at least two - three day workshops; the first is scheduled for Nov. 4, 5 and 6.  Please register in MyLearningPlan.  Anyone who has taken the class in the past is encouraged to also attend as we will have new information shared and time for participants to create lesson plans.  Sub teacher reimbursements will be provided to districts.  We will ask each participant to submit a lesson plan for our regional website and to plan to teach it during the school year.  Our lesson plan website can be found here: .  We encourage any educators to use these lesson plans.  Questions about the grant, may be addressed to Diana Wendell at
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  • Welcome to our new SLS website!

    Posted by Diana Wendell at 4/15/2014
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