Media Center News

Check out what's happening in the NMES Media Center!


Welcome to the newsletter for the NMES Media Center! Read below for information and updates on media center programs and lessons. If you have any questions or need more information, please email Mrs. Siderius, our media specialist, at Follow us on Twitter @NMESMediaCenter for pictures of our learning in action!

Thank You

Thank you to everyone for supporting our fall book fair! This fall, our total sales were $11,498.36! Typically, our profit is 25%. For our profit, we:

  • give discounts to staff and book fair volunteers
  • give books away as prizes and incentives during the book fair
  • take books to add to the media center collection
  • remaining profit we take in cash and use to purchase additional books, robots, technology, author visits, etc.

We appreciate you adding to our students' learning experiences in the media center! Check out this picture of the MakeDo sets that we plan to purchase with our profit for our makerspace lessons! For more info, visit the Makedo website.

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Many holidays are coming up for our school! Want to learn more about Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving or other holidays? Check out our collection of free ebooks from Capstone! To use them, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the media center homepage
  2. Click on the icon for Capstone
  3. If prompted, enter the username and password (contact Mrs. Siderius at for these)
  4. Click on Booklists (the stack of books tied with a boy) and click on the set titled Holidays
  5. Click on the cover of a book to open it and enjoy!

Looking for a great read? Check out what Mrs. Siderius is currently reading!