Friday, January 19, 2018

Good Luck on Mid-Terms!

Mid-terms are in full swing and the library has been so busy with students studying, taking a break and relaxing! Sassy has been in to support students and staff during this time! 

Mr. Voldman's Holocaust class presenting their mid-term projects in the library!

Friday, January 12, 2018

"What are you doing for others?" -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." -MLK Jr.

As we head into the long weekend, let's remember the purpose of Monday. We celebrate Martin Luther King Jr's life and legacy and all he stood for. He embodied the spirit of loyalty, compassion, truth, justice and service. Monday should not be a day off but a day ON. Whether it be a small gesture or a large project, do something to give back. Be part of the solution and make a difference!

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." -MLK Jr.




 What's in a Name?

There is a mystery in the library! As part of our preschool story time and curriculum, we have been connecting many of our stories with nature. We have created a 3D tree in the library and change the theme for each season. For the winter, we add a different "winter animal" each week. The preschoolers love coming in to see what animal has been added and where they end up on the tree! It looks like the high school students are loving it as well because all of our animals now have names! Someone has been naming the animals each week! We are all getting a kick out of it and look forward to see what name pops up next!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Happy Vacation!!!!


We have made it to the last day before vacation!!! It has been a busy week but we are all ready for vacation and celebrating with our friends and family!!

Wishing everyone a most happy and healthy holiday, vacation and new year!!!

Friday, December 15, 2017

Jingle All The Way

 What Can You Do With Biology

This week has been incredibly busy in the library! We have begun the Biology Annotated Bibliography Project which is the first step in the honors biology classes year long research paper. This is a content rich project that really allows students to dig deep into a topic of their choice. It teaches them to not only find the research but how to analyze, interpret and use the data. In order to jump start the research process and teach how to distinguish quality resources,
I created this Biology LibGuide.

Sassy is Celebrating

Friday, December 8, 2017

Crusing Through December

Of a Civic Nature!

We have had some great classes in the library this week. In particular the new Civics class is providing some great opportunities for rich research! Ms. Hale's classes are presenting Landmark Court Cases. Using many books that detail the historic cases as well as our Criminal Justice Collection Database, students could really dig in and analyze how the case has affected our lives today! 














Don't Blink!

The preschoolers are full of life this time of year! They really are the highlight of our day. This week we read two great books and the littles were super enthusiastic in their reaction to them! I love watching them make connections between what we read and real life! Picture books are a great tool for starting discussions for all ages!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Back in the Swing of Things

 The Gift of Giving

The feeling of giving thanks continues well after the holiday for the students and staff at Natick High. Four year old Ruby Mae Millea is in the hospital fighting stage 4 neuroblastoma. She will be there over the holidays and her wish is to receive holiday cards. The library has taken up the challenge for #TeamRuby and students and staff are helping to make her wish come true! So proud of our students
at Natick High!

Life of a Working Dog

Sassy was excited to come back to school after the Thanksgiving Break! She was so happy to see the students and to be sporting her new jean jacket! Thank you to Network Engineer Rae Becerra for the gift!

Check Out Our New Book Cases

We did some rearranging in the library a few months ago. In order to accommodate larger groups we moved a long solid bookcase and put in these moveable bookcases. This enables us to open up the space when we need to but also still preserve the teaching area! 

Friday, November 17, 2017


Spirit Week

It's spirit week at NHS and the first two days were quite a success! Student Council put a lot of thought into each day to make a creative and exciting week for our students and staff!

Eva Canino sporting the groufit!

Julia Mariano and Annie Gee in Redhawk Pride!










 Preschool Musings

 This week we are reading the book This Beautiful Day / Richard Jackson in preschool. A beautifully illustrated story about how to create fun on a rainy day. It was an appropriate story given our week of weather.
Prior to the story, one preschooler walked in the library and said, "Miss Tara, the library looks beautiful!" It's the little things that keep you coming back every day!