Nolan Ryan Jr. High

Librarian  & Library Assistant TBA

Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. M - F (closed on Wednesday mornings for staff meetings)

Check It Out!

Students are scheduled to visit the library one to two times per month to check out and return books. Students may check out up to 3 items at one time, each for 3 week increments. Overdue notices are sent out to students weekly to their AISD gmail accounts. Students must return or pay for overdue items in order to continue checking out items from the library.

Students reading

Library Activities

Book Club 2014-15: We hosted several Book Club events this year. Our program started in September with Wonder by R. Palacio. Students just sign up and then stop by the library to check out their copy. We will meet in the library to share our thoughts about our books.
DEAR: Drop Everything and Read! This daily program provides students with time during the school day to read their "free choice" books. Students are also given this opportunity during library time when they are also encouraged to share what they are reading. Language Arts teachers will discuss books with their students, assess progress and instruct as the need arises. Log in with your network password and check out our ebooks on Overdrive.
Author Field Trips/Visits: Alvin ISD and the Brazoria Fiction Fiesta sponsored some amazing visiting authors in the past two years, including Darren Shan, Jon Klassen, Tim Tingle, Cinda Williams Chima, Jonathan Stroud, Ally Carter, Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong. NRJH hosted YA author Matt De La Pena in December! The spring semester brought Jessica Brody to NRJH, compliments of Bluewillow Bookshop. Check out this link to see our Alvin ISD visiting authors calendar!
Guerilla Games: This is a competition that tests your knowledge of quotes from the current Lone Star titles. Fairview hosted the fifth annual competition in February. HJH won,  so they now have possession of both the trophy and Gorilla (Brutus)! Congrats to their fantastic team.  If you are interested in joining the fun next year, read the 2015 Lone Star titles and pass all the required Accelerated Reading quizzes. Our school-wide competition will be held in February, 2016. The  winning team will go on to represent our school at the district competition!
Reading Challenge: Students who read and passed AR tests on 20 books from the 2014 Lone Star list enjoyed a field trip to Barnes and Noble and Rice University library in May. Each of our winning students were provided a B&N gift card to pay for lunch and a book of their choice. 
Mission: It is the mission of the library media center to provide resources and programs to meet the needs of students and staff and to support mastery of knowledge, concepts and skills as outlined by AISD.