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"This everyday realm is deep and vast and subtle enough for me; I wish to live here with full awareness.  There are wonders enough in rivers and hills, in libraries and laboratories and museums, in alphabets and birds, to reward a lifetime of seeking." 

 ---Scott Russell Sanders

 When Nelson County High School was built in 1955, the library was located in a room, since renovated, in the location of Mrs. Van Lear's classroom.  In 1964, when the end of the math hall was built, the area past the staircase was the library and covered that end of the hall, Mrs. Leffert and Mr. Wells's classrooms and the Academic Conference Room.  That space was the Library Media Center from 1964-2003.  In the fall of 2003, the former cafeteria and kitchen became the new NCHS Library Media Center, a larger space with more resources for our high school family.     

While these changes in location were taking place, changes in information and learning formats were occurring.  Books, magazines, newspapers, and pamphlets were the only formats available in 1955; cassette players, filmstrips, instructional television, microfiche, and reel-to-reel movies were popular in the 1960's and lasted through the 1980's; videotapes, computer software, the Internet, and satellite TV were added in the ''80's and '90's.  As the 21st century dawned, Web 2.0 emerged which provided creative ways to express learning.  Now, all students have personal Chromebooks. That's why we've gone from being just a library to becoming a library media center!     

Visit the NCHS Library Media Center for your 21st century information and learning needs!

"The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way."     ---Marshall McLuhan


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October - Books Can CAst a Spell On You 

This is the season to Fall into Reading.   There will be a pumpkin art contest in the library during the month of October. Prizes will be given for favorite book character design, spookiest design, and best overall design. If you are interested in entering a pumpkin in the contest, please stop by the library.  Entries must be submitted by Thursday, October 10.  (No carved real pumpkins please.) Stop by to check out a book and see the fabulous pumpkin creations on display.


The Hate U Give      By: Angie Thomas

 “At an early age I learned that people make mistakes, and you have to decide if their mistakes are bigger than your love for them"

Book Club Meeting Dates for 1st Semester When: 2nd and 4th Fridays during 5th Block (unless otherwise noted)  

 Where: Library 

 Please check with 5th Block Teacher before attending. 

September - LiBrary CArd Sign-Up Month

Stop by the NCHS Library to pick up an application for a free Nelson Memorial Library Card.  They have many great resources that can be delivered to you right here at school.


The Bell Jar 

By: Sylvia Plath

"Do you ever feel trapped by your own thoughts."

Book Club Meeting Dates for 2nd Semester

When: 2nd and 4th Fridays (unless otherwise noted)            Beginning Feb. 8 - During 5th Block

Where: Library

Please check with 5th Block Teacher before attending.

Movies Meet Book Club 

Everything Everything
By: Nicola Yoon

"The greatest risk is not taking one."

Book Club Meeting Dates for 1st Semester

When: 2nd and 4th Fridays (unless otherwise noted)
            Beginning Sept. 14 - During 5th Block

Where: Library

Please check with 5th Block Teacher before attending.

There will be an Art and Photo Contest held in the Library this Spring.  The theme is:
See the World from a New Perspective

Students may submit up to two pieces of artwork and/or two 8X10 photographs representing their interpretations of the theme. Please see Ms. Clark in the library if you have questions or would like to submit an entry.  All entries are due by Wednesday, March 14 and will be judged by the student body.  Winners will be announced before Spring Break.

Great Barrier Reef

Opera House in Sydney, Australia

Camel Ride to Ayers Rock

Teen Read Week 

In celebration of Teen Read Week, drop by the library and check out a great book (we are spotlighting horror and suspense novels for October).  Everyone who checks out a book  through Friday, Oct. 27 will be entered into a drawing for a prize.  The winner will be announced on Monday, October 30.  Also, Oct. 18-27, stop by to vote on the best pumpkins designed by Mrs. Smith’s art students and participate in our NCHS Library Scavenger Hunt.  The winners will be announced on Monday, October 30.  Treats are available for all who complete the Scavenger Hunt. 

The Book Thief

“Is anything more powerful than the force of our words?”
Book Thief

Movies Meet Book Club

The Book Thief  

by Markus Zusak 
“Is anything more powerful than the force of our words?”

Book Club Meeting Dates for First Semester
When: 2nd and 4th Thursdays (unless otherwise noted)
Beginning Sept. 28 During 5th Block
Where: Library

Please check with 5th Block Teacher before attending.

Look Who Hatched - Match Baby Pictures of Staff Members to the Adorable Adults They Have Become

Photo Contest in the Library

     In celebration of Spring Reading, drop by the library, check out a great book, and see if you can match some adorable baby pictures to the equally adorable adults they have become.  A drawing will be held and prizes given along with treats for students who are able to correctly match all of the baby pictures to the corresponding staff members.  The contest will end on Friday, April 21 and winners will be announced the following week! 

     Staff, you are invited to participate as well and see how well you can identify your colleagues. 

Art Exhibit and Contest in the Library

We have Fabulous Artists here at NCHS and thanks to all of Mrs. Smith's Art Students who created canvases for our Library.

Winners of the Contest Are:

1st Place Best Quote - Nicole Pouliot -  (Do not Judge My Story By The Chapter You Walked in on)
2nd Place Best Quote -  Ebony Toms -  (When Reading a good book, somewhere a door opens to allow in more Light)

There was a tie for 1st Place in Best Design.

1st Place - Haley Patterson - (Be yourself... Everyone else is taken.)  (Mountain/Lake Scene)
1st Place - Destinee Glover -  (There is no friend as loyal as a book...)  (Mickey and Goofy Scene)
2nd Place - Kristyn Underwood- (So many Books so little Time) (Alarm Clock Scene)

We have Fabulous new Art Work on display in the library created by Mrs. Smith’s students.  Please come by to view the amazing talent we have here at NCHS.

In celebration of Spring Reading, drop by the library, check out a great book, vote on your favorite new Art Canvas designed by Mrs. Smith’s art students and participate in our NCHS Library Scavenger Hunt.   Treats are available for all who complete the Scavenger Hunt and winners of the Art Contest will be revealed on Friday, April 7.

Using the Library

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There is more treasure in reading books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. -------Walt Disney

Students may check out books, magazines, and some multimedia materials for two (2) weeks.  Materials must be returned to the library to be renewed until someone requests the books.  A student may have up to three (3) books or other materials checked out at one time.

A five (5) cents fine will be charged for each day an item is late, not to exceed $2.00.  Students who lose or damage an item will be charged the full replacement cost of that item.

Ebooks may be checked out at any time by the student.  They become unavailable after 5 days. See Miss Clark about downloading them to your iPad or Droid. 

Students may not check out books for other students. 

Print reference books may be checked out overnight to students.  These need to be returned to the library by the end of the school day the next day.

"I like reading nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells." ------Dr. Seuss

Students may not eat or drink in the library media center.  
The library belongs to everyone who attends NCHS.  It is everyone's responsibility to keep the Center neat and clean.
Students and staff should conduct themselves in a quiet, courteous, and civilized manner when using the library.
Students are encouraged to use the book return located just inside the entrance for returning books.
Students are encouraged to ask library staff for assistance at anytime that it may be needed.


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