Welcome to the NMS Library!


Your Middle School Library is a welcoming place. 

In Middle School, students come to our library to do research whenever their classroom teachers schedule classes here in our Library.

 After lunch, ( *if no classes are scheduled,) "Young Scholars" may come on their own to dispatch their homework, or project work.  Students may also elect to read & relax,  and perhaps, they might even choose to play with our selection of board games.     

Our NMS Library's official hours are 8:00a.m. - 2:50p.m.                                  MOST  Wednesdays & Thursdays our Library sponsors an Extra Help Period, until approximately 3:45p.m.,( so students may catch the four o'clock bus.)   However, the rule after school, is WORK ONLY!


Contact Us

Nora Quinn, NMS Teacher Librarian - ext. 7215

Rose Conetta, NMS Library Clerk Typist - ext. 7222

Subscription Resources

Web-based resources that include a modified search engine, a bibliographic instruction tool, on-line encyclopedia, a reference book database and many general and specialized combination periodical, newspaper and reference book databases.
WorldBook ONLINE
An online encyclopedia, recommended most by your library teacher, also includes periodical articles and website links - please see your NMS Librarian for our user name and password
Brain POP
Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids - please see your NMS Librarian for our user name and password
A web site that assists users step by step to create a bibliography in MLA (Nyack District required) format. Each student must create a personal user name and password the first time they use the resource.
Databases for 24/7 Learning
Databases for 24/7 Learning contain reliable & authoritative sources of information funded through our Rockland Cty School Library System / BOCES. FYI: the databases are repeated under different subject headings across the page -- please see your NMS Librarian for our user name and password.  

BLACK HISTORY MONTH ( featuring resources from the Duke University Library )

 In this volume of poetry, activist poet Lizelia Moorer, a teacher at South Carolina’s first black college, presents a sweeping portrayal of the nature of racial oppression. She noted that white writers misrepresented the experience of African Americans in the South and set out to tell “the unvarnished truth.”  . . . The frontispiece may be the first depiction of an African American woman with a typewriter.

Click on the link BELOW this photograph to see another original document detailing how  Susannah Mallory purchased HER emancipation!




 Susannah Mallory Purchased her Freedom document.pdf     OR this direct link      https://exhibits2.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4083


Primary Sources from the Library of Congress, National Archives, etc. may be found here:   http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

Example, pictured here:   Members of the Tuskeegee Airmen,  Army Air Force 332nd Fighter Group in a briefing room, Ramitelli, Italy - during World War II. 


 AND you might visit these resources as well:

Civil Rights




 Books/ Videos in our NMS Library Collection:






Solutions you may seek . . .

  WELCOME SIXTH Grade students, ( & Parents )

2019 Summer Reading Compendium - EVERYTHING needed to have a Summer's Worth of Reading Pleasure!

 Nyack Middle School READS

Our school wants to support reading for the pure pleasure of it.      So, starting this October, our core classes will set aside time to allow students to read in class.     We ask that our parents / guardians support these efforts as well.  You can find any number of resources in our Library's Parents' block below, &   you can find ways to support reading for enjoyment at home, plus, a wonderful poster illustrating  the "Rights of the Reader" in red to the right.       Parent Suggestions n Rights of the Reader POSTER.pdf 

Political Cartoons

 Citing Sources - a compendium  - The Modern Language Assn has released the 8th edition of their formats,( slightly simplified now,)  PLUS,  the NoodleTools Toolkit

NMS Library of the Future (?)











     o read an entire article  on why reading accelerates your intellect, click here!


 * SAMPLE Prizes, ( They often differ from those pictured here, but these are sample prizes.)



WINNERS: "Little Women" Own YOUR Story contest

Sean Fleming Band Holiday concert 2019

STRINGS "tune up" before Holiday Concert, December 2019

PTA Book Fair December 2019


Halloween in our NMS Library

ON DISPLAY: French Culture