NSHS Library Newsletter — May 2012

In this issue:

  • Annual Children’s Book Writing Contest
  • “One Book” Selection Announced
  • Our New Look
  • NSHS Library Visits Continue to Rise

Annual Children’s Book Writing Contest  

(Our favorite event of the year!)
Max Groper: Ants Can't say Can't 
Ms Downey with award winners: Max Groper, Maria Dorfman and Ben Goldberg

The 9th Annual Write-A -Book Contest Celebration was held in honor of National School Library Week on April 26th. Students from Ms Stonehill’s English class wrote and illustrated books for the NSHS Pre-School. We also received several independent student entries. Three awards were presented and all student authors read their work to the pre-schoolers. Wonderful fun with tales of ants, badgers, balloon rides, shapes, and stars!

The three winners:  Maria Dorfman for  “Sam’s Hot Air Balloon Ride”, Ben Goldberg for “Policeman Badger”, and Max Groper “Ants Can’t Say Can’t”.

“One Book” Selection Announced 
Fault in our Stars
John Green’s “The Fault in our Stars” is the choice for NSHS’s One School, One Book program scheduled for Friday, September 21, 2012. All NSHS students and staff will read the book over the summer and participate in activities related to the book in the fall.

“The Fault in our Stars,” set in Indianapolis, features Hazel and Augustus, two teens who meet in a cancer support group. Learn more about their story by viewing a video created by Brian Baron, English Dept. Head, or by visiting author John Green’s official home page.

Copies of the book are available for purchase for $10 each in the library. They will also be available at the English Department’s used book sale scheduled for May 22-24 in Wheeler Commons.

Our New Look    

Marishah Shahrol browses the new fiction arrangement.

The library staff is making major changes to the library space. We moved the fiction books “into the light” from a poorly lit portion of the library. We rearranged shelving, tables and chairs and transferred the reference books to another section of the library.

The result is a open library with fiction books on display “front and center.” To paraphrase the comments of a few students:

  • “I didn’t know you had all these books!”
  • “I love being able to see all the books.”
  • “I think it’s [the change] great.”

Stop by to browse and check out a book.

NSHS Fiction
Elena West, Sophia West, and Hannah King help to relocate our fiction collection.

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