NWC Library Newsletter

February 2019 Recap


Ms. Tharp has begun teaching students how to use online databases. Younger students have been instructed how to use the PebbleGo database and third through fifth grade students have been instructed how to use the Encyclopedia Britannica database when conducting research.

New Furniture!

Comfy chairs and flexible seating have been added to the library for the enjoyment and comfort of the students.
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Black History Month Museum

The library celebrated seven notable individuals in February to honor Black History Month. Displays were set up around the library and students were able to read about (and watch videos) relating to:

  • Mae Jemison, the first female African-American astronaut
  • Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, who performed the first successful heart surgery
  • Bessie Coleman, the first female African-American woman to obtain a pilot's license
  • Madame CJ Walker, the first successful female African-American entrepreneur
  • Duke Ellington, composer, pianist, and bandleader
  • Wilma Rudolph, Olympic gold medalist
  • Garrett Augustus Morgan, inventor of the traffic light and gas mask

Pictured below are students enjoying the stations around the library.

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Resource of the Month- Sora: Your place for free ebooks and audiobooks!

Sora is a free app that allows NWC students to borrow eBooks and audiobooks from NISD's online library. All students need to do is log in with their student number and books are just a click away. For those familiar with the Overdrive app, Sora uses the same platform, but it is specially geared toward elementary students.

Ms. Tharp's Recommendations of the Month