Friday, September 30, 2016

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child" - Dr. Seuss

 Preschool story time began this week and it was a joy. The littlest members of our school were all bright eyed and eager to be in the library! We are looking forward to a great year with them. As I read to the preschoolers and observed how enthusiastic they are while being read to, I realized how important it is to continue reading aloud to all ages. It should not stop because we think students are "too old" for it! The following article best illustrates the benefits of reading to all ages!
Benefits of reading aloud to ALL ages!

Typical Day in the Library!


Friday, September 23, 2016

Use it How You Need It!

With the first day of fall under our belts, you can definitely feel the change in the air, we are settling in and taking school by the horns. The library has been very busy with students studying, collaborating and relaxing during the busy day! It is just how we like it.

Life is about choices and using your talents for positive energy. There are some things that require nothing more than waking and deciding to seize the day!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Counting on the Classes!!

 Thanks to Ms. Williams watch this trailer on a day in the life of the NHS Library!

Freshmen English students checking out the library!
We have made it through the first full week of school! We are definitely back in the swing of things and have been so happy to have our first classes in the library! Between freshmen orientation through their English classes and a great Socratic seminar project on 9/11 with sophomore history classes, the library has been busy!

We are happy to report that we have had our busiest start of the school year with book checkouts! It is so heartwarming to see the books flying off the shelves into the hands of our students. We hope this continues throughout the year!

Friday, September 9, 2016

With an almost full week under our belts we are getting into the swing of things in the library! Teachers are beginning to sign up their classes for orientation and projects, study hall students are filling seats and seniors on priv are making their presence known with their senior pride week!

 We have rearranged the furniture in the library to provide more defined areas. Students have a clear "relaxation" area with the comfy chairs all together and more small group work areas for studying and collaboration. It seems to be working out well! The preschool area has some new pods for both
the young and older students!

Friday, September 2, 2016


The summer has come and gone and we are back for another exciting year. Looking forward to the 2016-2017 year and hoping students are ready for an action pack time with a lot of new adventures in learning, living and listening to all that goes on in the NHS community!

We have been busy getting the library settled for our students and staff. New books have arrived, new databases added and we are ready for our students to join us!

As we kick off the year, we have moved to a new model for our Com Sem. Interest-based Community Seminars have been launched and were a big success the first day. Supporting the interests of our diverse community we are celebrating our Com Sem's with our first back to school display!!