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May Flowers

May 2016

While the next few weeks will be gone in a blink, there are still many exciting events going on right here at the NHS Library. Call, email, or stop by for more information!

Get Involved

Books are mirrors; they let us know we are not alone. Books are windows; they help us better understand each other. Swing by the library to check out a book for National Mental Health Awareness Month.

The YALSA Teen Reading Challenge is still going! Join people across the country in reading 25 book award finalists and winners by the end of the school year, many of which are available in the library now - see the complete list of eligible books here.

Looking for an end-of-year project or independent reading selections for your students? Stop by the library to brainstorm some ideas and book time in the library schedule!


New books are on display throughout the library. The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard and The Testing trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau are popular with the students and we can stop flipping through Your Water Footprint: The shocking facts about how much water we use to make everyday products by Stephen Leahy.

Don't forget about the immense digital resources found here. Still haven't set up your accounts? Registration is quick and we are happy to walk you through it in person, over the phone, or via email.

Want to Know More?

This year's National Mental Health Awareness theme is: How does it feel to live with a mental illness? For more information, visit the Mental Health America website.

Check Us Out!

Paige is reading The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer and is listening to The Dressmakers of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon. Karen is reading Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius and 250 Hours by Colleen Nelson. Jeanne is reading Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Michele is reading The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective by Kate Summerscale and What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi.