Whitehurst/Rhodes Memorial Library

The Library is dedicated to Sarah Whitehurst & Debbie Rhodes who we love and miss dearly.

Librarian – Sue Covert

Media Assistant – Linda Hamilton



Picture of inside of media center

Mission Statement

The mission of Indian River Middle School media center is to offer a variety of print and non-print resources for faculty and students to meet SOL objectives and personal interests. The library staff provides staff and students with guidance and instruction in the use of media center resources. Our goal is to enable students to effectively access information and to promote life-long learning.



Media Policies



Literary Lunch

Enjoy your food and reading in the media center during lunch period.



Virginia Readers Choice 2016-2017

The Virginia Readers’ Choice program is sponsored by the Virginia State Reading Association. The purpose of this program is to introduce students to noteworthy books that have been published within the last three years. Students who read four or more of the titles below and pass the accompanying tests by March 30, 2017, will be invited to a pizza and ice cream party in the media center. During the party, students will discuss the books and vote on their favorite book. Votes will be tallied and sent to the state. The winning book will be announced later in the spring.

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Fort by Cynthia DeFelice

All the Answers by Kate Messner

The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White

The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni

Brotherhood by A.B. Westrick

The Paper Cowboy by Kristin Levine

Red Madness by Gail Jarrow

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud