Welcome to the NMS Library!

 

Your Middle School Library is a welcoming place. 

In Middle School, students come to our library to do research whenever their classroom teachers schedule classes here in our Library.

 After lunch, ( *if no classes are scheduled,) "Young Scholars" may come on their own to dispatch their homework, or project work.  Students may also elect to read & relax,  and perhaps, they might even choose to play with our selection of board games.     

Our NMS Library's official hours are 8:00a.m. - 2:50p.m.                                  MOST  Wednesdays & Thursdays our Library sponsors an Extra Help Period, until approximately 3:45p.m.,( so students may catch the four o'clock bus.)   However, the rule after school, is WORK ONLY!

 

Contact Us

Nora Quinn, NMS Teacher Librarian - ext. 7215
nquinn@nyackschools.com

Rose Conetta, NMS Library Clerk Typist - ext. 7222
rconetta@nyackschools.com

Doings in the Library

  • OWN YOUR STORY - " Little Women" contest . . .

     Name ALL the March sisters, & their neighbor, to be entered in our “Little Women” give-away!

    To research the answers, visit THIS site:

    https://www.sparknotes.com/lit/littlewomen/characters/

     

    See the trailer for this latest interpretation here:  https://images.app.goo.gl/oEbT4ue8j1NyRUcCA

     

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  • Displaying student work in our NMS Library . . .

    We have several  delightful & eclectic sets of projects on display currently in our Library.  A short-term exhibit comes from Mlle. Jeannot's classes displaying favorite aspects of French culture from family-trees to famous artists / artistes to entire countries.

    A little longer display are our sixth grade CELL projects, of both the animal & plant varieties.

    Drop in to marvel at the imagination & ingenuity "on display" in your Library

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  • READ dangerously . . . . in your library

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  • WINNERS of our SPRING 2019 Haiku Contest

     Our GOLD Award for their lovely Haiku entitled: Cherry Blossoms,   Jacie Polintan

      Our SILVER Award for a plethora of submissions,( most prolific,) Layla Roy

     The Librarian Award for their passion, & their illustration, Kathleen Bejin

    * See attached for ALL the Bronze winners

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  • Winners of our "Girls are GREAT" contest are . . .

     

    So VERY difficult, but we finally can announce our Winners:

    Gold ~ Aarion Dufrene, Silver ~~ Ariel Choi  & Yazna Nalladaru

    Bronze ~ ~ Rebecca Campomanes & Josie Rothman

    and the NMS Library's Inspiration award goes to Medjime Cime !

    A special thank you goes out to ALL who participated - a wonderful crop of entries this year!!!

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  • International Women's Day

    INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2019
    Campaign theme is #BalanceforBetter

    A balanced world is a better world. How can you help forge a more gender-balanced world?
    Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

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  • SNOW CRYSTALS

    As we wander through this winter season, we can appreciate the wonders of nature,( even in this chilly time of year.) One of those wonders are snow crystals. 

    Scientist William " Snowflake" Bentley devoted the better part of his life to the exploration of these astonishing works of art.  When you open this impromtu paean, you can explore his extraordinary life, the science of ice crystals, or even create your own unique facsimiles in paper as instructions are embedded.  Happy Winter!

      

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  • SPONTANEOUS Thank You to our Service Men & Women

    Students dashed off simple thank yous for our Troops to support the program 100,000 Thank Yous campaign.  We used simple materials: multi-colored, medium-sized Index Cards, ( purchased by Ms. Q.) plus some colored markers/pencils with which to write & decorate them, but the thoughts for others were priceless!

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  • All Hallows in our NMS Library . . .

    Luckily, we here at NMS may dress up in costume to celebrate All Hallows, on the 31st of October.   While deciding what literature-related character to portray, I found several of us are dressing as characters from the Harry Potter series, which is enjoying a renaissance.*   Further, we contemplate a contest involving HP Trivia, ( with modest HP-related prizes.)  Listen for Library announcements on the contest . . . Mwah, hah, hah

     

    *renaissance

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  • Summer 2018 Reading Incentives continue

    There is still oodles of time to get up to speed with your "Summer" Reading  . . .

    ~  Not only are your Public Libraries standing by to assist, but there are more incentives beyond starting your year with ELA credit.  You Library Teacher is offering a modest Itunes card, ( while supplies last,) when you submit a Book Rating in our OPALS Library catalog.  The instructions are below.  Just go to our Catalog from our NMS Library Page:    https://nykms.mimas.opalsinfo.net/bin/home

     

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SPECIAL !!!!

Join with the Make-a-Wish Foundation  & WRITE a Letter to Santa here at Macy's & a $1 will be donated in your name for each letter submitted.

https://www.macys.com/social/believe/write-a-letter/

 

 Don't forget to ENTER our "Little Women, " OWN your STORY  contest - found above in Library Doings!

 

 

  

To read an entire article  on why reading accelerates your intellect, click here!

 

 * SAMPLE Prizes, ( They often differ from those pictured here, but these are sample prizes.)

  

 

Solutions you may seek . . .

 BACK to School Night, fall 2019

  WELCOME SIXTH Grade students, ( & Parents )

2019 Summer Reading Compendium - EVERYTHING needed to have a Summer's Worth of Reading Pleasure!

 

 

 

 

 Nyack Middle School READS

Our school wants to support reading for the pure pleasure of it.      So, starting this October, our core classes will set aside time to allow students to read in class.     We ask that our parents / guardians support these efforts as well.  You can find any number of resources in our Library's Parents' block below, &   you can find ways to support reading for enjoyment at home, plus, a wonderful poster illustrating  the "Rights of the Reader" in red to the right.       Parent Suggestions n Rights of the Reader POSTER.pdf 

Political Cartoons

 Citing Sources - a compendium  - The Modern Language Assn has released the 8th edition of their formats,( slightly simplified now,)  PLUS,  the NoodleTools Toolkit

HISTORY DAY 2018

2019 Summer Reading Compendium - EVERYTHING to have a Summer's Worth of Reading Pleasure!

NMS Library of the Future (?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUGHT READING . . .

Halloween in our NMS Library

ON DISPLAY: French Culture