Welcome to NCS Library! Mrs. Harriman, Librarian

Library Caption Contest
     The Library Caption Contest is back! You can enter this popular weekly contest by submitting your answer electronically, using the form below. 
     Or stop by the library and submit your entry on a Post-It Note just inside the library door.
     Here is this week's photo. Write the best caption and win a prize. Weekly winners are notified during the morning announcements. See Mrs. Harriman for your prize or for more details.

Caption Contest

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The Book Order is Here!
The winter book order has arrived! The library has dozens of new books, ranging from children's picture books to chapter books, fiction and non-fiction, and even some Young Adult books. 
Stop in & find a good one.

     Fifth-graders made Valentine paper airplanes and then
      tested them to see whose flew the greatest distance.
 It was Patrick for the win! Way to go, Patrick!

          ART IN BLOOM...
       Even though snow and ice still fills the parking lot 
outside our school, the inside is full of color and warmth!

NCS celebrates 
the birth of Dr. Seuss
     NCS students in Grades K-6 participated in the annual Community Read-Aloud, sponsored by United Way, and celebrated March 2, which was the birthday of famed children's author Dr. Seuss.
     Kindergartners in Mrs. Powell's class enjoyed green eggs and ham in the library to commemorate the event. They wore striped stovepipe hats just like the Cat in the Hat, and played "One Fish, Two Fish" tic-tac-toe while they waited to eat. 
     Each child helped by breaking an egg. Guidance Counselor Chelsey Renaud read "Green Eggs and Ham," and Kieve Educator in Residence Zoe Nahatis assisted with the cooking. 
     Mr. Brown read "Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?" to kindergarten students earlier in the week, which has become a tradition.
     On Monday, volunteers from United Way visited five NCS classrooms and the library, reading aloud from picture books and sharing their love of reading. Thanks to all who volunteered.
                                Mr. Brown Can Moo...Can YOU?

Chickadee Award 
books on tap
     Each year children in grades kindergarten through fourth participate in choosing the annual Chickadee Award winner. The award is presented to the author of a picture book, fiction or non-fiction, chosen by Maine students.
     In preparation for the annual voting at the end of March, Mrs. Harriman reads all of the 10 nominated books to children in those grades. Ballots are completed by March 30, so NCS votes can be recorded with the panel by April 1.
     We'll keep you posted once a winner is announced!

  *Video Book Review*
Callen reviews
'I Survived Hurricane Katrina'


For more Video Book Reviews from students in Grades 3,4 and 5, visit our Archives.

Kieve educators join
in NCS Library fun
     NOBLEBORO - Two Educators in Residence from Kieve joined staff and students at Nobleboro Central School in January. They are running an after-school program, enjoying lunch and recess with students, and helping out in the library, art room and other classrooms.
     Dave Berndtson and Zoe Nahatis have been doing arts and crafts projects, playing games, creating fun activities and more since they joined the group Jan. 5. They already are very much appreciated and we look forward to having them here until they leave us in March. 
     Welcome, Dave & Zoe!

Kindergartners take a trip 
up that coconut tree!
     In October, kindergartners listened to the read-aloud "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom," sang the song, and then created their own coconut tree art. So far this year they also have made seasonal decorations for Apple Fest, and created monster bookmarks that fit on the corner of a page.
     This class is shaping up to be a terrific group of library patrons! Great job, kindergarten. And remember - library books are due back on Thursdays! Thank you.