Appling Middle School


“A good library will never be too neat, or too dusty, because somebody will always be in it, taking books off the shelves and staying up late reading them.”       ~ Lemony Snicket 

Welcome! Thank you for checking my website for information about the Appling library. If you still have questions after looking over the information here, please feel free to email me at



Library Schedule

All Appling students visit the library every other week. Language Arts teachers bring their classes to the library every 2 weeks for lessons and book checkout. The library is also open Monday through Friday before school from 6:45am-7:10am, and other periods throughout the week when classes are not scheduled. During these open times, students are free to check out books, return books, or pay fines. You can see the full schedule here. 


Circulation Policies

Students are allowed to check out up to 3 items at a time for 2 weeks at a time. There is an overdue fine of $0.10 per day per book, beginning one week after the due date. If an item is lost or damaged, the student must pay the replacement cost of the item. All items must be returned to the library prior to Christmas Break unless other arrangements are made. We have a large selection of Playaway audio books available for checkout, but due to the high replacement cost, a permission form must be signed by a parent and returned before one may be checked out. 


Remind 101

Please sign up for the library's Remind text notifications! I will send weekly reminders to let you know which classes will be in the library, so you can help your student remember to bring books back on time. There will be other reminders for important library events or news notifications. I will provide the code when classes attend the library.


I always appreciate supply donations! Needed items include white or colored copy paper, card stock, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, disposable duster refills, and even AAA batteries for our Playaways. 



Adult volunteers are always welcome in the library. If you are interested in volunteering to assist in the library during school hours or for special events, please email me! 


Feel free to contact me at if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with your students! 


Mrs. Amy Venckus

Appling Librarian



AMS Library Mission Statement

The mission of the Appling Middle School Library is to empower students, staff, and community members to be life-long learners, informed decision-makers, users of information technologies, and enthusiastic readers.