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Welcome to the Tidwell Middle School Library!

Library Hours

8:00 - 4:30 Monday - Friday

You’re encouraged to visit the library before school, during lunch, and after school. If you have questions about visiting, please stop by and ask. You may use the library to borrow and return books, access online databases and resources, complete group projects, read, or complete class assignments.

Contact Information
Kay Downing, Library Media Specialist
Phone: 817-698-5918

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Library Collection

The Tidwell library includes books, magazines, reference materials, eBooks, and databases.

In addition to our extensive collection of non-fiction titles, we’re proud of our current, relevant fiction collection. It’s filled with popular titles with something for everyone. We try to be responsive to your requests - we buy what YOU want to read. Please feel free to make suggestions!

The Tidwell library also is consistently adding eBooks and audio books to our collection. These digital resources may be checked out 24/7 through your Destiny library account. To access the digital collection follow the "Digital eBooks" link on the library web site.


A middle school library serves students ranging in ages from eleven to fourteen. What is interesting and appropriate for an eleven-year-old may not be interesting and/or appropriate for a fourteen-year-old and vice versa. Some volumes in the library may contain material that may be objectionable to some readers. Should any reader find a title unsuitable, he/she should return it for an alternate selection.

Libraries are all about choice. Our goal is to encourage enjoyment in reading while respecting individual preferences.

Parents can help students enjoy the library. Ask students what they are reading and talk to them about their choice.

"A truly great library contains something in it to offend everyone.” Jo Godwin

Online Resources

We maintain a huge variety of online resources, including online magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. These resources can be accessed from both the library and from home. A list of available resources, including login and password information, is available in the library. Most of our online resources can be accessed from the library's web site by the following link to “Research.”

Library Policies

Students, parents and teachers are allowed to check out items from the Tidwell library.

Items are checked out for three weeks and can be renewed for an additional three week time period.

If library materials are lost or damaged, patrons are expected to pay for replacement materials.