Summer Reading 2014: Join us and participate in our NRJH reading activity. Each completed entry will translate into a "lunch in the library" during our 2014-15 school year. If you have exhausted all your reading material, Mary Marek Elementary has an amazing librarian who will check out a special selection of our books to NRJH students each Tuesday between 10AM and 2PM. There are many additional reading opportunities in our area, be sure to check out the ones listed below!
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, Jonathan Stroud and Ally Carter. Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong, authors of the Loki's Wolves series, visited with our students in May and after an interesting presentation, they demonstrated the correct way to wield a battle shield! See Mrs. Landry for information on how YOU can get on the "go" list for upcoming field trips.
Guerilla Games: This is a competition that tests your knowledge of quotes from the current Lone Star titles. HJH hosted the fourth 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, 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.
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.