Nolan Ryan Jr. High

Mrs. Landry - Librarian / Mrs. Weill - Library Assistant

Hours: 8:20 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. M - F (closed on Wednesday mornings for staff meetings)
 
 
 

Check It Out!


Students are scheduled to visit the library twice a month for lessons, reading, and to check out and return books. Students may check out up to 3 items at one time, each for 2 week increments. Overdue notices are sent out to students monthly through their Language Arts class. Students must return or pay for overdue items in order to continue checking out items from our library.

Students reading

Library Activities
 
Edmodo: Join our Edmodo library page to view all of our amazing resources. You may request the current group code from Mrs. Landry.
 
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. Each month, 3 participating students will win a surprise gift from the library.
 
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 and Ally Carter. Darren Shan visited with our students in 2013 and after a lively presentation, he answered student questions and autographed books. See Mrs. Landry for information on how YOU can get on the "go" list for our upcoming field trip to AJH to see Jonathan Stroud. Really exciting news....we have two authors visiting NRJH on May 20th, Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong, authors of the Loki's Wolves series and the Darkness Rising series. Get on the "go" list by reading Loki's Wolves and signing up for the Book Club!
 
Guerilla Games: This is a competition that tests your knowledge of quotes from the current Lone Star titles. MJH hosted the fourth annual competition in February. MJH 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, keep reading those Lone Star titles. We will form teams in Fall of 2014 and start practicing in January 2015.
 
Reading Challenge: Students who read and pass AR tests on 20 books from our NRJH book list this year will enjoy a field trip to Barnes and Noble in the spring. In the past we were also able to bring our students who had earned over 800 AR Points! On the field trip, students will select books for our library and then be treated to 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.