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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

Anyway (in any event) I said, "any way (by whatever means necessary) that you decorate the house will be fine with us." 


March 2nd is Read Across America. 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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How can the library help?

Reading Strategy Of The Week

This week's reading strategy is called Try, Try, Try Again , and it comes from a book called The Reading Strategies Book.  You use this strategy while reading fiction or nonfiction.  

When you get to a tricky word, don't just try one thing!  Sometimes one strategy will work on one word but not another.  Make sure you try more than one strategy thinking "What will help me read this word?" 

Here is a "toolbox" of strategies you can try to figure out tricky words.

1. Read the tricky word slowly from left to right.

2. See if the pictures on the page can help you out.

3. Does the word make sense?  in the sentence?  in the context of the paragraph?

4. Does the word look right?

5. Does the word sound right?

6. Can you use any of the word's parts (suffix, prefix, root) to help you figure out what it means?





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