Books, Research, and Technology

  • You Can Find:

    Our library opens at 7:45 a.m. and all students are welcome before and after school and during lunches. During class time students will be expected to have a pass from their teacher.

    We have a wide assortment of library books, magazines, and research databases available for leisure reading, browsing, and research. Most of our materials are available for students and staff to check-out.

    We check-out for a two week period; students are allowed to recheck materials as needed.

    Printing is available for a small fee.

    IDs, bus tags, and lanyards are available for purchase. 

    The NCHS Spirit store is available in the library as well.  T-shirts, hoodies, and hats are available for purchase.

    As of July 2019, we are still in the process of restoring our library to full function after the flood on May 7th.  Soon we hope to be back to normal operations.

Books to Read

  • You Might Try:

    Dear Martin, a novel by Nic Stone.  (F/STO Young Adult) Have you ever wanted to ask someone what he or she would do in life's day-to-day experiences? Justyce decides to write letters to Martin asking for his guidance. Who is Martin? Travel with Justyce McAlister, captain of the debate team at Braselton Prep, during his last year before heading to college.  Discover the many roadblocks life throws in his way.  What would you do?

    Chains, a novel by Laurie Halse Anderson.  (F/AND Historical Fiction) Travel with thirteen-year-old Isabel as she wages her own fight for freedom during the  Revolutionary War.  As the property of a cruel New York City couple, Isabel and her sister Ruth struggle to survive. Or, do they?

    Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz, a novel by Eva Mozes Kor and Lisa Rojany Buccieri.  (921/KOR Biography) Separated from their family at the gates of the concentration camp, identical twins, Miriam and Eva, face the horrific life in a concentration camp and the despicable tortures - under the guise of research - of Dr. Mengele.

    After the Shot Drops, by Randy Ribay. (F/RIB Sports)  Basketball is his life.  Transferring to a private school Bunny hopes to remain friends with his pal, Nasir, from across the street.  Their friendship is challenged. Does it survive? Read, After the Shot Drops to find out.

    Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren. (921/JAH Biography) Growing up in her father's research lab, Hope dreams of designing her own lab one day.  But what chance does she have as a girl in the male-dominated world of science?  What is the life that exists within the confines of a tree seed? Ms. Jahren's writing weaves her story poignantly.

    Running with Sherman: the Donkey with the Heart of a Hero, by Christopher McDougall. (636.1 MCD Non-fiction)  "...a heartwarming story of Sherman, a rescue donkey who would overcome all odds to run one of the most unbelievable races in America." Sherman needed a purpose after living in an abusive, neglectful existence. Could burro racing be the answer?  Read more to discover Sherman's destiny.

    When Elephants Fly, by Nancy Richardson Fischer. (F/FIS Young Adult) T. Lillian Decker's mother had paranoid schizophrenia.  Is it genetic?  In her senior year, she interns with a local newspaper writing the first of several articles about elephants at the local zoo.  Along the way, she strives to save an elephant calf.  Are Lillian's efforts successful?

    Ten Cents a Dance,  by Christine Fletcher. (F/FLE Historical Fiction) Step back in time to Chicago in the early 1940s.  At fifteen Ruby has to quit school to work in a meatpacking plant after her mother becomes too ill to do so.  Friends, sister, boyfriends, co-workers all impact the decisions Ruby makes to support herself and her family.

    Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar. (F/BEH Historical Fiction)  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a full-body cast after a car accident?  Ruthie Mizrahi must depend on her family and a few friends to help her over the course of a year.  Moving from Cuba to New York was hard enough now she is bedridden. Read about her discoveries even though she is confined to her bed.

    The War Outside by Monica Hesse (F/HES Historical Fiction)  "1944.  Crystal City, Texas."  German families and Japanese families are confined to the same family internment camp in Crystal City. Learn about and from Margo and Haruko as they attend the high school within the camp.  Follow the girls' reactions/memories of the same events but through their perspective lens. 

    Son by Lois Lowry.  (F/LOW Dystopian)  The thrilling conclusion to The Giver.

    Our Own Country by Jodi Daynard. (F/DAY Historical Fiction)  This is the second book of the Midwife Trilogy.  In the first book, The Midwife's Revolt, the author introduces several characters such as John and Abigail Adams, and Colonel Quincy to the reader.  Set in the 1770s Boston the author's characters include servants, war heroes, former slaves, and Eliza Boylston, a young lady living a charmed life. The webs we weave throughout our lives.

     

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