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About the LMC

Library Hours


    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM   



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.



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. 


  • 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


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

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 to 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 and Ludlowe High School. 


I LOVE to read and am the coordinator of the DEep dIve Book Discussion Group (I also LOVE animals!) I own a farm in Southbury which I share with horses, donkeys, dogs, cats, chickens, and Koi.

Ms. Gaiser

Library Media Associate


Hi! Some of you may remember me from Reed where I worked for 8 years before coming to the NHS LMC. I’m so happy to be here surrounded by books all day long!


Fun fact about me–I work for the costume department of a local Nutcracker production. I’m always in need of a new book, so please stop by and share your favorites with me!

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