Knights, it's summer break, but the library is still open for business--virtual business. Scroll down for links to everything you need and more. (If you find a link that doesn't work, shoot me an email.)

Summer is made for reading!

And Ms. Wayland's Summer Reading List is a great place to start.

These titles were handpicked by Ms. Wayland and Ms. Trumble and are sure to keep you engrossed all summer long. You'll find romance, humor, mystery, fantasy, science fiction, dystopian and more.

Then, be sure to post a note on this Padlet and let us know what you read and what you thought it about it! Put your name on your post and perhaps we can have a summer reading get together when we return to school in the fall.

Your English teachers have put together a variety of activities for you to work on this summer. These activities will help you stay busy and prepared for the next school year.

Take a virtual tour of the world from your own home!

Ms. Chesser has compiled this awesome list of virtual field trips.

Visit Disney World or The White House. Travel to Mars or the Houston Zoo. You can even visit the Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. Travel the world this summer!

Want to check out an audiobook or ebook but don't know how?

Don't know what to read?

Check out these reading lists.

Need to contact me?

Have a question? You can reach me at

Go on safari this summer!

Check out this livecam from Tembe Elephant Park in South Africa and dozens of others at, the world’s largest live nature cam network with a mission to inspire life-long learning. Be prepared to lose yourself in nature! (Highly recommended by Ms. Alexander!)

The Boy Who Lived

Yes, Daniel Radcliffe himself (Harry Potter) along with wizarding friends read all 17 chapters of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. A new narrator every week. Whether you've read Harry Potter already or not, whether you've seen the movies or not, this promises to be a fun narration.

Writers in the Schools

Virtual workshops and events for middle and high schoolers.

Sponsored by the Houston Chronicle. Great opportunities for our writers.

Time for Kids digital library is now free for the rest of the year

Time for Kids has fantastic, timely articles written just for you. Register today!

Parents and teachers, ask your students to register, then take advantage of the teaching tools and activities for each issue. Great stuff.

More fun stuff to do

Check out this SITE for some really awesome stuff to do at home, including Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems, virtual tours, live web cams, and cool videos.

You'll love these sites and you won't even know you're learning!

Join our team

All you need to do is READ!

Check out our NTB 2021 Reading List and get started. You'll find all the books on OverDrive in both ebook and audiobook formats. You can also get a digital library card from the Harris County Public Library System.

Come join our winning team. We want to bring home that trophy again next February! #2020NTBChampions!

Submit to The Rampart

The Rampart is on summer hiatus

The Rampart is Krimmel's online magazine by students, for students. And we want to publish your original, creative work--your short stories, essays, poems, and artwork. All you need to do is create it, then submit it using this online form. Parents and staff are welcome to submit too!

Even though we're on summer hiatus, we're still accepting submissions for fall publication!

Want to know what I'm reading?

Check out my online blog.