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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!

Virtual Office Hours

The office hours for the library are:

10:45 am - 11:30 am


2:45 pm - 3:05pm.

The team is called Nathan Hale Library Office Hours

To join this team, you need to email Mrs. Tetschner for a code.  Once you have the code, you are good for the rest of the year!

Thanks.  I hope to visit with you soon. 

Mrs. Tetschner


Link To Clever

Mrs. Tetschner is currently reading...

Mr. Moriarty is currently reading...

Greetings From Mrs. Tetschner

Hello Patriots,

I miss you, miss you, miss you, and miss you... but I am glad to be back supporting your learning virtually as the school's librarian.  I will be collaborating with your classroom teachers to help you with reading and researching. So, look for me to be visiting your Microsoft Teams classrooms.  I also will be available through virtual office hours.  And, I will always be up for giving you some good book recommendations.  (See the box above.) 

Feel free to contact me via my email or during my office hours 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

Guards, seize (capture) that noisy canary and make it cease (stop) its annoying chirping.


Available on Sora Overdrive: It's the NBA Finals. 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

Sora: Overdrive

Hello Patriots!  

The method used to log in to Sora Overdrive has changed.  

You no longer need a special username and password.  From now on, you will log on to Sora the same way you logged on to computers at school.  The username is your OPS email, and the password is your student number.

Eventually, everyone will access Sora Overdrive through Clever.  Until then, here are some places you can find the link to Sora.


1. Nathan Hale's website.



2. Nathan Hale's Library Website.  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 


3. 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 Question and Critique.  This strategy can work with both fiction and nonfiction.  

According to reading teacher Jennifer Serravallo, readers have an important job as they read -- not to just soak in the story or information, but also to have ideas, to think, to question, to wonder, and even to critique what the author says.

With this strategy use these three symbols to question and critique what you are reading.  If you can write in the margin of the book, great!  If you can't write in the margin of the book, use Post-it-Notes.

? = I wonder more about this because...

No! = I don't agree with what is being said here because...

! = I'm having a strong feeling about this because...






Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).

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 (402-557-2001).