Welcome to the Nyack Middle School Global Learning Commons
The Global Learning Commons AKA Library is a welcoming place for all students. We have a variety of print and non-print resources to meet both academic and personal needs. Students should be engaged in something productive, working independently or in small groups, doing classwork or homework, reading or studying. The library has print materials, non-print materials, electronic resources and more available for all students. No food is permitted in the GLC. Water is okay.
- The library renovations are complete and the Global Learning Commons is now open!
- Visit the GLC in the morning if you want a pass for your lunch period. Passes are limited and given out first come, first served.
- Click here for instructions on how to log into school computers and learning platforms (i.e. Google Classroom or Schoology)
- Tech Trouble? Fill out a Help Desk Ticket by clicking here.
From the Librarian
Hello and Welcome Back, I am Ms. Fratello, the new Library Media Specialist at Nyack Middle School. My goals are for the Global Learning Commons to assist all students on their way to becoming 21st century learners, create a safe, inviting space that welcomes all and supports equity, diversity and inclusion.
With the exception of reference books, textbooks and magazines, students may check out up to two books for a period of two weeks. All books may be renewed unless requested by another student or teacher.
Overdue Books/Lost or Missing Items
Notice of an overdue book is first sent to the student. Students should ask to renew the book if they need more time with it or return it immediately. If a book or other item that is property of the library is lost or damaged, the library will send an email or letter home. Students/Parents/Guardians have the option to replace the item with a new one directly to the library or a check can be made out to Nyack Public Schools for the cost of the item so that it may be replaced. Students/Parents/Guardians should contact the librarian with any questions.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Summer Reading 2021
Summer Reading is due by the last week of September. It is NOT due the first day of school. Students will get credit for reading two books, extra-credit for joining the public library programs and participating. If students complete it, they get full credit; if they don’t, they get exempt. Please visit the Nyack Library or Valley Cottage Library in-person or online for more details about their Summer Reading Programs.
School Library Catalog
OPen-source Automated Library System
A library catalog is a register of all items found in a library. Check out OPALS to see what we have at NMS!
ILL & COSER
ILL stands for Interlibrary Loan. This is the process for borrowing books between libraries. Librarians can request items for students or teachers that they may not have in their own library.
COSER is an acronym for COoperative SERvice and is a regional educational support program housed at a BOCES in New York State. This allows participating schools to purchase books with state funds. These books are housed at each library and are available to all schools through interlibrary loan. Books are strictly non-fiction and each school is assigned a range of Dewey Decimal numbers they can order books from. This avoids all schools purchasing the same items.
If we don’t have a book here, we can get it from another library! Just ask the librarian!
6th grade Research Pathfinders
SOCIAL STUDIES ( civics & history )
7th grade Research Pathfinders
SOCIAL STUDIES ( civics & history )
Infographics Introduction [ Ms. Peterson's classes ]
8th grade Research Pathfinders
Social Studies ( civics & history )
Real World Computing
Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids. To Use From Home: Contact the Librarian for Remote Access ID and PW
The World Book Encyclopedia is an encyclopedia published in the United States. The encyclopedia was designed to cover major areas of knowledge uniformly, but it shows particular strength in scientific, technical, and medical subjects. To Use From Home: Contact the Librarian for Remote Access ID and PW
GENERAL RESEARCH SKILLS: (All videos created by Nora Quinn)
Ebooks & Audiobooks
NY HERITAGE DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
The DPLA offers photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents,ebooks and more, free and available in digital format. It offers primary source sets which include teaching resources. To explore the eBook content, from the main page select the tab "DPLA PRO" and then scroll down to eBooks. You can browse the open book shelf.
TeachingBooks assists teachers, parents, and librarians with finding multimedia resources, lesson plans, and links to extend curriculum in the classroom around books. The database features a huge number of fiction and nonfiction books and associated resources, with a heavy focus on materials useful for author studies and introductory lessons. TeachingBooks is provided by the Rockland BOCES School Library System.