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Welcome To The Library! Fill Out This Form To Be Sent Some Good Book Recommendations -- Audio Books Or eBooks Which Can Be Found On Sora Overdrive!

Check Out Printed Books

How to check out printed books...

1.  Use the card catalog LS2 to "browse" the shelves and look for printed books.

2. When you see 1 or 2 titles that you wish to check out,  write down the title of the book(s) and the name of the author(s) on a piece of scratch paper.

3. Close LS2.

4. Open your email.

5.  Send Mr. Moriarty an email with the titles of the book(s), the names of the author(s), and the name of your ELA teacher.

6.  These books will be pulled off the shelves, checked out, and delieverd to your ELA classroom the following morning.


LS2 = Two book limit.  No holds.

Sora = Four book limit. Five holds.



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Mrs. Tetschner is currently reading...

Mr. Moriarty is currently reading...

Greetings From Mrs. Tetschner

Hello Patriots,

Things have changed on us again. Some of you are back in the building part time, and some of you are continuing to learn 100% from home.  Either way, I want you to know that I care about you, your safety, and your learning.  I will continue to collaborate with your teachers to help with reading and research.  

A plan is in place for students to begin checking out printed library books.  I will explain this during our next "library" lesson with your ELA teacher.  Of course, everyone can continue using Sora to check out and read digital books.  

I feel privileged to support your learning in person and virtually as the school's librarian.  It is so important to keep reading. 

Feel free to contact me via my email  if you need some assistance from your friendly librarian! 

Never stop reading,  

Mrs. Tetschner

The Mission Of Nathan Hale's Library

The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become strong and strategic readers.

The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become effective and ethical users of information.

The goal of Nathan Hale's library is to help students become confident and cutting-edge users of technology.

Tricky Words Of The Week

The bored guard will soon desert (pronounced duh*ZERT -- abandon) his post in the desert (pronounced DEZ*ert) -- hot, dry, sandy place.)


Have you caught March Madness? Mrs. Tetschner recommends...

Common Sense Media's Wide Open School

Common Sense Media rates movies, tv shows, books, and more so parents can feel good about the entertainment choices they make for their family.

Common Sense Media supports K - 12 schools with everything educators need to empower the next generation of digital citizens.

The link above is to a Common Sense Media program called Wide Open School.  Wide Open School helps families and educators find trusted resources to enrich and support distance learning.  Every day students can access free, high-quality activities across all subjects, all in one place.   

How To Use Sora Overdrive

Read Or Listen To Digital Books


How to check out digital books...

Even though many students are in the building part time, everyone can continue to use Sora to check out and read digital books. 

If you have an iPad, Sora is an app that is right on your desktop.  If you are using a different type of device, here are some places you find the link to Sora.


1. Follow this "click" path.  

(1) Go to Nathan Hale Middle School's website.  

(2) Click on "library" on the menu bar.  

(3)  Click on the light blue button that says Sora Overdrive.  

(4)  Select Omaha Public Schools  

(5) Select "student"

(6) Username = OPS email

(7) Password = student number 


2. Click on the link at the bottom of this box.

You have room on your virtual shelf to check out 3 books, and you can put 5 books on hold.  The longest a book can be checked out is two weeks before it needs to be returned or renewed.  Digital books that have not been renewed will be returned automatically.  

Here is the link...




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Reading Strategy Of The Week

This week's reading strategy is called Transitions From Sentence to Sentence and it comes to us from the book The Reading Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo.  This strategy will help you when reading fiction and nonfiction.  

As you read look for common transition words and phrases.  These words and phrases can give you a clue about the purpose/meaning of the text.  Here are come common examples.  

Purpose: Effect/Consequence

Examples: As a result, In that case, Therefore, Hence

Purpose: Conclusion/Summary

Examples: In summary, Given these points, In conclusion, To sum it up

Purpose: Time/Sequence

Examples: To begin with, After, Then, Eventually

Purpose: Examples/Support

Examples: For example, In fact, Including, Especially

Purpose: Cause

Examples: Because of, Given that, In order to, Whenever

Purpose: Opposition/Contradiction

Examples: In contrast, But, Although, In spite of

Purpose: Agreement/Similarity 

Examples: In addition, As well as, Not only, And







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Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (531-299-9822).