Welcome to the Clinkscale Global Learning Commons

The Clinkscale 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 or drinks permitted in the GLC (Water is allowed).


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Ms. Jennifer Fratello, MLS

Library Media Specialist


Mrs. Corrine McElderry

Library Clerk Typist




(845) 353-7215



Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

From the Librarian


Hello and Welcome Back, I am Ms. Fratello, the 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.

Borrowing Items

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 2024

  • Summer Reading  Requirements:  All incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders must read two books of their choice and complete the required note-taking forms. 
  • Extra Credit :  All students will be encouraged to participate in the public libraries' teen summer reading programs.  If a student participates actively, they will be given extra-credit for the summer reading requirement (and a library card!). Please visit the Nyack Library or Valley Cottage Library in-person or online for more details about their Summer Reading Programs.



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




A website 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
Supported by the Rockland BOCES School Library System
To Use From Home: Contact the Librarian for Remote Access ID and PW


New York Heritage is a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State.


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.  



Provided by the New York State Library

Teaching Books

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.

Global Learning Commons