North Middle School Library

Mrs. Napolitano, School Librarian & Library Teacher
Mrs. Larkin, Tablet & Computer Aide
Phone: (516) 887-6550

The North Library has over 4,000 amazing books for you to discover! We welcome all students, teachers, parents, and guardians to peruse the library website and to use our resources and catalog. Students are welcome to check out books before school, during lunch, and after school. Please take some time to review our library policies and procedures. Happy Reading!

Mission Statement

The Lynbrook North Middle School Library inspires every student to pursue their interests by providing a wide array of print and digital resources that spark curiosity, drive inquiry, and encourage an independent pursuit of knowledge and a love of reading. As we look to the future, we strive to provide students with the opportunity to express their creativity by offering instruction and technology to enhance STEAM and MakerSpace-based learning. Finally, the library welcomes diverse perspectives so that we may positively contribute to an inclusive school community.

Circulation Policies & Procedures

  • We encourage all students and staff to check out materials from the North Library!
  • Students may check out a maximum of 3 books at a time, unless given special permission to check out more by the Library Media Specialist.
  • Students may place a hold on a maximum of 3 items.
  • All items may be renewed up to 3 times unless a hold has been placed on the item.
  • Students who have overdue books checked out of the library may not check out any other items until their overdue books are returned.
  • Students will not be charged fines for overdue books, but lost or damaged books must be replaced at the expense of the student.

Library Visitation Hours

  • Students may visit the library before school, after school, and during their lunch period.
  • Students may not visit the library in between classes or during their class period, unless there is a problem with a student's tablet.

Statement on Student Book Choice

The Lynbrook ELA department maintains a deep commitment to fostering a love of reading in our students and providing choice to students is a proven and research-based method for accomplishing this. Book titles that are available to students in classrooms and from the school library are recognized by literacy experts as academically and developmentally supportive, and include national winners of awards such as the Newbery, Printz, Coretta Scott King, and Alex prizes, promoted by library organizations such as the YALSA and ALA, and align with the principles of the NCTE and NYS NGLS. These titles are acknowledged for their high student interest, their literary merit, and for their ability to develop critical thinking.

Students’ book choices often reflect their own interests, and sometimes students choose books that contain mature themes and language, such as themes of coming-of-age (including sexuality), loss, and peer pressure. Parents are encouraged to discuss book choices with their children, as well to discuss the reading of these books. With parents as partners in a child’s reading education, the Lynbrook ELA department hopes to make lifelong literacy a priority in every child’s education. These titles are acknowledged for their high student interest, their literary merit, and for their ability to develop critical thinking.