Maggie Field
grades 7-12 Library Media Specialist
       Watkins Glen High Schoo
l   mfield@wgcsd.org 

Quick Link to Accelerated Reader:


Go to the library's Pinterest page to see pictures of the renovation/expansion of the High School Library,
and an album of details found at the Middle School building which closed at the end of
2013-2014 school year :  


New York State Library page to promote teen-related
programs and resources in New York


Democracy Button

Please click on any link under MENU to find videos, documents,quick links to databases and much more!
Watkins Glen Public Library and Friends of Watkins Library (FOWL)
 WGHS Alumni Association:


"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. "
-- Joseph Alexandrovitch Brodsky, 1991, Russian-American poet, b. St. Petersburg and exiled 1972 (1940-1996)
"If librarianship is the connecting of people to ideas and I believe that is the truest definition of what we do it is crucial to remember that we must keep and make available, not just good ideas and noble ideas, but bad ideas, silly ideas, and yes, even dangerous or wicked ideas."
-- Graceanne A. Decandido
"If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed."
-- Benjamin Franklin, 1730 
"Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas. The source of better ideas is wisdom. The surest path to wisdom is a liberal education."
-- Alfred Whitney Griswold, Essays on Education  

"Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance."
-- Lyndon Baines Johnson, February 11, 1964