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Clear Spring Middle LibGuide

Library Media Specialist

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Richard Wurtz
12628 Broadfording Road
Clear Spring, MD 21722

Mr. Wurtz Reads

The Fault in Our Stars
New Kid
Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks
The Amber Spyglass
Lady Yesterday
La Belle Sauvage
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
Looking for Alaska
The Library Card
The Secret Commonwealth
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Thunder City
Silent Thunder
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
An Abundance of Katherines
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Turtles All the Way Down

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New Books!

Here are some of our latest arrivals! Watch this space for more new books.

Front Desk
Cleo Porter and the Body Electric
Free Lunch
Hurricane Child
The Puppet's Payback
Daughter of the Deep
War Storm
Speak: the graphic novel
Terrifying Tales
The tower of Nero
A high five for Glenn Burke
Where the Woods End
The unbreakable code
The Inn Between

Black-Eyed Susan Award Nominees

Here are the nominees for the Maryland Black-Eyed Susan book award for 2022-23. Click any book cover for more information!

The 47 People You'll Meet in Middle School
The Brave
Hide and Seeker
Just Like That
Ophie's Ghosts
The Shape of Thunder
Summer of Brave

Sora eBooks and Magazines

Thousands of books and magazines are available for you to read through Sora!  Sora gives you access to thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, comic books, and magazines. To log in, please click on any cover below and use your WCPS Google login.  New magazine and comic issues are published regularly, and you can access up to three years worth of older issues as well. New eBooks are added all the time too!

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Capstone eBooks

These are just a few of the AMAZING books available in our Capstone Interactive eBook Library!  For more, visit and login with our Clear Spring Middle School Login credentials!

eBook Resources

Did you know that WCPS and WCFL offer many high-quality online reading resources?  Check out some of them below!  If you need the login information, please click the "RESOURCE LOGINS" button above!

Capstone Interactive

Online Research Resources

Did you know that WCPS offers many high-quality online resources to help you with projects?  Check out some of them below!  If you need the login information, please click the "RESOURCE LOGINS" button above!

SIRS Issues Researcher
Gale in Context: Middle School

Creativity Links

Here are some other links to programs we use often!