About the LMC

Library Hours

    

7:30 AM - 3:00 PM,

   

Monday-Friday 

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LMC Policies

 

Signing In

Freshman and Sophomore students must sign-in when entering the LMC and sign-out when exiting the LMC.

 

To the LMC from Study Hall

Freshman and Sophomore students that have a completed pass, signed by their subject area teacher, to the LMC from their study hall must report to and sign-in with the library media staff. The student must return to the study hall if the LMC has reached maximum occupancy. Failure to report to either destination is considered a class cut and will result in referral to administration and loss of LMC privileges.

  

Computers

The NHS LMC has computers that are available for students to use in a responsible manner. Use of the computers is for curriculum related purposes only and subject to the terms of the Computer Use Agreement that students and parents sign. Any improper use of any of the computers will result in the loss of computer privileges.

Behavioral Expectations

The LMC is a resource center for reading, quiet study and research. Students who wish to socialize are asked to utilize the cafeteria. Classroom expectations of courtesy, respect and consideration apply in the LMC. No food or drink are allowed in the LMC. Failure to abide by these expectations will result in a referral to administration and may result in the loss of LMC privileges. 

Circulation

  • Books circulate for 3 weeks 

  • Periodicals, and AV materials circulate for 1 week 

  • Students who have overdue materials may lose LMC borrowing privileges until the materials are returned or renewed

  • The late fine is 5 cents per day

  • Students are responsible for a $3.00 maximum late fee per item

  • Students are responsible for the replacement costs of lost and or damaged materials

Services 

The LMC maintains a collection of over 20,000 items, including print and AV materials, that are indexed by the public access catalog, Destiny.  The computerized circulation system allows us to easily identify books that are in circulation and to place a hold on requested items.  This system is integrated with an online catalog that allows patrons to search for LMC materials electronically at school and at home.  The reference collection in the LMC is extensive and designed to meet the needs of each department’s curriculum.  Also included in our holdings are a wide variety of periodicals, many of which are retained in our periodical archives.  In addition to our outstanding holdings, the NHS LMC subscribes to numerous online databases to further support the information needs of our students and teachers. Users may print out or email articles from school as well as access the databases from remote locations.   

 

Contact Information

Newtown High School LMC

12 Berkshire Road

Sandy Hook, Connecticut 06482

(203) 426-7685 

Library Staff

   

Ms. Dellasala

Library Media Specialist

Ms. Zandonella

Library Media Specialist

Ms. Brownell

Library Media Associate

For over ten years I have been a member of the Social Studies department at NHS.  Currently I moved into a new role as a Library Media Specialist. 
   
I am looking forward to continuing to work with students on their research assignments, and supporting them them in their education.  In addition, I enjoy to read and being a co-adviser to our Student Government.

I've been a library media specialist at Newtown High School since 2009.  Prior to coming on board in Newtown, I worked as a library media specialist in Region 15, at Pomperaug High School for 3 years, and in Fairfield for 8 years at both Tomlinson Middle School and Ludlowe High School. 

 

I LOVE to read and am the teacher advisor for the Book Club as well as Animal Concerns Club (I also LOVE animals!) I own a farm in Southbury which I share with 5 horses, two donkeys, four dogs, two cats, 9 chickens, and 15+ Koi.

Look up!

 

In my previous career I was an artist and art director. I enjoy painting and have rendered most of the art on the ceiling in the LMC.

 

I graduated from SUNY New Paltz way back when. Both of my daughters graduated from NHS. I am voracious reader and Siamese cat lover.