Author Archives: NSHS Library

NSHS Library Annual Report 2021

What an interesting year it has been! Despite the many challenges, the NSHS Library found ways to continue educating students, keep them reading, and build community. We invite you to check out the highlights in our online annual report (we … Continue reading

Author Event – Jennifer De Leon 5/4

We are delighted to be collaborating with the Newton Free Library, Newton North Library and a number of student/faculty organizations oriented around antiracism, to host an author discussion with Jennifer De Leon. De Leon’s novel, Don’t Ask Me Where I’m … Continue reading

NSHS Librarians Present at Conference

The Library team presented at the Massachusetts School Library Association’s annual conference. The librarians demonstrated how the use of one-on-one research appointments with students has helped students work on research skills and helped librarians develop personal relationships with students, collaborate … Continue reading

Nailed It: Library Edition

In Term 3, the South and North libraries took the idea of interactive contests to a whole new level with Nailed It: Library edition. If you’re not familiar, Nailed It! is a Netflix competition show where amateur bakers try to … Continue reading

NSHS Library School Engagement Events

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the library has been trying to engage the whole school community in light-hearted, uplifting, interactive activities to bring us all together and encourage reading for fun. Last term we worked with the Newton North … Continue reading

9th Grade History Choice Project #1

Working with our students as they develop research skills is an important focus for the NSHS library teachers. In term 2, the library teachers worked collaboratively with the 9th-grade History team to prepare for the 1st “choice project” that 9th-graders … Continue reading

Curbside Checkout

NSHS Curbside Checkout Just because the Newton South Library isn’t open for browsing doesn’t mean students can’t get print books! The Library team is happy to offer “curbside checkout.”  Students can put books on hold in our online catalog, using … Continue reading

Orientation at the Virtual South Library

Traditionally, all freshman English classes visit the library for an orientation. We would normally use this time to familiarize the students with the library resources and to introduce them to the physical space. The large library, packed with upper-classmen, can … Continue reading

Accessing eBooks and Audiobooks with Sora

Though we are providing curbside pickup for physical books (more information here), the easiest way for students and staff to access new reading material is through South’s participation in the Commonwealth eBook Collection via the Sora app. The district will … Continue reading

Zooming into History

In a typical year, the library teachers log many classroom hours with our History colleagues and their students, teaching research skills and the ins and outs of citations. This year we are doing the same by employing some added technologies … Continue reading