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  • Coming soon - free audiobook downloads!

    Posted by Cheryl Kissel on 3/24/2020

    SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Returning April 30, 2020, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at www.audiobooksync.com.

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  • A good article about spotting fake news

    Posted by Cheryl Kissel on 3/28/2019

    "What Is Fake News and How Can I Spot It?" is an easy-to-understand article about fake news, what it is, how to spot it, and how to be sure you are not spreading it.

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  • Want Personalized Book Recommendations?

    Posted by Cheryl Kissel on 1/17/2019

    Looking for help choosing your next book? Tell Mrs. Kissel a little about what you do and don't like and she will come up with some suggestions that might be a good fit for you.

    Just fill out this Google form or pick up a paper form in the library. 

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  • Digital Citizenship Week is October 15–19, 2018

    Posted by Cheryl Kissel on 10/15/2018
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  • Teen Read Week

    Posted by Cheryl Kissel on 10/9/2018

    Celebrate Teen Read Week, October 7-13 with the theme “It’s Written in the Stars… READ.” This theme  encourages teens to think and read outside the box, and seek out fantasy, science fiction and other out-of-this-world reads. Come see the books in those genres displayed in the library!

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  • Banned Books Week

    Posted by Cheryl Kissel on 9/22/2018 1:00:00 AM

    Banned Books Week 2018 is September 23-29. The purpose of Banned Books Week is to promote the freedom to read and to raise awareness of attempts to restrict access to books.


    The ALA advocacy website explains: "Banned Books Week...brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.


    The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restricted in libraries and schools. By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship."


    The video linked below briefly discusses book challenges, as well as giving the top 10 challenged books of 2017.

    video - Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2017

    "Of the 416 books banned or challenged in 2017, here are the Top 10 Most Challenged. The annual list is compiled by the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, which documents censorship incidents in libraries and schools."

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  • Start of the school year in the library

    Posted by Cheryl Kissel on 9/19/2018

    The library has had some busy times already! Lots of books have been checked out over the first few weeks of school (about 315 so far), and several classes have accessed the library for research assignments. 


    On the flip side, there are over 75 books that were due before the start of this school year and are still checked out to current students, so please keep an eye out for books with library labels. If you find any, please send them back into school! 

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  • End of the school year in the library

    Posted by Cheryl Kissel on 6/11/2018

    The two big library-related things for students at the end of the school year are:

    • returning library books
    • summer checkouts

    All library books were due back the week of final exams. 

    Students with a good borrowing record may arrange to check out books for the summer. See Mrs, Kissel for a summer check-out contract if you are interested!

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  • Library Advisory Committee

    Posted by Cheryl Kissel on 12/6/2017

    To help make the library the best it can be, we are starting up a student library advisory committee. If you are interested, see Mrs. Kissel in the library or send her an email. We will start out by meeting during Flex period, but may change to a different meeting time depending on what works for members. 

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  • Winter Reading Challenge

    Posted by Cheryl Kissel on 12/5/2017

    Take the Winter Reading Challenge!

    The first annual Winter Reading Challenge will take place from December 18 - March 30th. To complete the challenge successfully, students must:

    • read at least 5 books (that’s an average of 1 book every 3 weeks)
    • log their books using the official reading log (provided by the NMHS library)
    • select their 5 books from the following criteria (pick 5 different criteria that appeal the most to you...and if you want to do more, please do!)


    • A book that you been planning to read for over a year
    • A book that was made into a movie
    • A book that was published in the past year
    • A book recommended by Mrs. Kissel
    • A book with an orange cover
    • A book that is older than you
    • A nonfiction book
    • A book that you chose only by the cover
    • A book that you chose despite the cover
    • A book that you chose only by the title
    • A book on this year's Dorothy's List (middle school) or Green Mountain Book Award list (high school)

    Complete the challenge to be entered into a prize drawing!

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