KanMo / ReadMO Library

New Hope School Issue 2; Spring 2016

First, a little about the school.

This tidbit of information is for those who may see this online for the first time. New Hope School is a (fictional) private charter school located off of Highway 54; halfway between Fort Scott, Kansas and Deerfield, Mo. Yes, as the name implies, the school is situated 100 acres along the border between Kansas and Missouri.

This Christian based school, though it has no direct affiliations with any specific denomination, was started in 1970 and saw an enrollment of 700 K-12 students for the current school year.

Normal operating hours for the school are Monday - Thurs from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Biblical quote

Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands (PSALM 119:66, New International Version).

Library Media Center

Librarian: Ms. Housh grades K - 12

Assistant Librarians: Mrs. Ann & Mrs. Susan

The library is open for students on a weekly rotating schedule

Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The library is also open and available for students on an as needed / by appointment basis from:

Monday - Thursday 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday - Saturday 8;00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Closed - time for God, family, and friends

Children's Literature Festival

We will once again be attending the Children’s Literature Festival in Warrensburg, Missouri as we have since 1990. The festival this year is on March 21st and 22nd.

As a school group we are taking two buses, so contact Ms. Housh, Mrs. Ann, or Mrs. Suzi early to sign up.

We are also, once again, providing vouchers for school parents who wish to take their child and attend the festival with them.

More information can be found about the festival at:


Book Recommendations by the student

Have you recently read a book that you just loved (or not) and would like to share your opinion with the rest of the student body, and perhaps the world? Then you are in luck as we are starting a student review section for our newsletter and the corresponding website. If you are interested, please contact one of the Library Media Specialists and they will be willing to help you. You may contact them by email at: lmcnewhope@newhope.edu.

Newbery and Caldecott medal winners

The 2015 winners for the Newbery and Caldecott medals are:


The Crossover by Kwame Alexander


Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear Illustrated by Sophie Blackall, written by Lindsay Mattick

A complete listing for all of the Newbery and Caldecott winners, along with runner-ups, please visit the following sites:



Digital Library spotlight

The digital spotlight for this issue is, The International Children’s Digital Library, which can be found at this link: http://en.childrenslibrary.org/. This site offers a varied selection of children’s stories, such as Little Red Riding Hood and Three Little Pigs. Many stories can be found in a variety of languages or versions. Come on in and check it out.

Source citation

All images were retrieved from open clip art: https://openclipart.org/

Creator's Note

This is a fictional school created for the purpose of a course being taken at UCMO only. Any similarities to any other school is purely coincidental.