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NMIS is an IB World School

Help your child’s clan win the trimester-long book review contest by writing book reviews together at home. You can write them in English o en Español, links to download both versions are below. You also can pick up a hard copy from the folder on the wall behind the library door. This is a great way to test comprehension and talk about the interesting books your child is reading. Please return the completed forms to the wall behind the library door or send them with your child on their library day. Be sure your child’s clan and name are on the sheet.

Scholastic Book Fair

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NMIS Library

Library Hours

Monday 8:15am – 3:30pm
Tuesday 8:15am – 3:30pm
Wednesday 8:15am-1:30pm


K-3rd Grades have designated schedules
4th-8th Graders utilize open library hours Wednesdays 11:35am-1:05pm (scheduled upon request by teacher) 


Amanda G. Alvarez, NMIS Library Clerk by email for questions or concerns.

Email is checked on M, T, and W. 

Library Room 112

NMIS Library Book Check-Out Rules

  • Kindergarten students can check out 1 book for two weeks at a time.
  • 1st-8th graders can check out 2 books for two weeks at a time. Extended privileges available if books are required for assignments and/or the student has a good record of returning books. 
  • Students are not able to check out any more books until they return books already checked out.
  • Re-checkout available. Students need to bring the book to the library to have the book rechecked out for extended 2 weeks.
  • The library staff reserves the right to set limits on the number of high demand books that may be borrowed and/or renewed.
  • We suggest that students keep their library books in a safe place (like their backpack), handle them carefully, and accept responsibility for returning them in as good condition as when they borrowed them.
  • Parents and students are responsible for lost or damaged books. Missing books on the students account at the end of the school year will result in the students having to pay $20 per book at the end of the year. Contact the Library with questions about missing books & payments.
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How many books can I check out?

This depends on what grade you are in and what your library borrowing history has been. Kindergarten students can check out 1 book for two weeks at a time. 1st-8th grades can check out 2 books for two weeks at a time.

How long can I keep my borrowed materials?

Library books are due two weeks after check out. Re-checkout is available. Students need to bring the book to the library to have the book rechecked out for extended 2 weeks.

Will notifications be received when books are checked out?

Currently, parents will receive an email from the NMIS library notifying them when a library book is overdue and action needs to be taken to return the borrowed materials.

Need to update your email address? Please contatct the Library Clerk here. 

What if I lose or damage a book?

Students and parents are responsible for borrowed materials. If a library book is lost or damaged the student and parent are responsible for resolving the issue on the student’s account. A lost or damaged book can stop the student from being able to check out any other materials until the issue is taken care of on the student’s account. 

Options available: 

  1. Find the books & return them to the school library
  2. Purchase the missing books and give them to the library to replace the ones that were lost
  3. Pay the $20 NMIS Lost Library Book Fee * Click here to access the OSP to make the library book payment.

Please make sure to follow our Book Care Rules so lost or damaged books do not happen a second time. 

Where do I return my library books?
  • NMIS library
  • White library book drop cabinet in breezeway
  • Book drop bin next to receptions desk at front of school
I want to help out in the library, can I?

Yes! Volunteers in the library must have a current NMIS Volunteer Clearance.

We can always use volunteers in the library. NMIS parent volunteers can come in and help check out books, shelve books, help students find books, help repair damaged books, care for our materials, and work on special projects. Please email the library ( to coordinate volunteering or contact the receptionist to sign up to volunteer.   

Please click here to log your library volunteer hours. 

Book Donations

We love book donations to expand our library. We ask that the books donated be relevant for our k-8 audience and that they are in good, gently used condition. 

Book Care

  1. Store borrowed books in a safe dry place (like your backpack).
  2. Keep borrowed books away from pets, babies, and food and drinks.
  3. Protect our borrowed books from bad weather.  
  4. Be sure your hands are clean when handling borrowed books. 
  5. Don’t mix your borrowed library books with books from home. 
  6. Never lay a book face down; use a bookmark to save your place.
  7. Turn pages gently.
  8. Do not bend the pages.
  9. Do not remove stickers, tags or labels. 
  10. No drawing or coloring in borrowed books.  

    Amanda G. Alvarez

    Library Clerk

    Interests: Reading, coffee, great movies 
    Things that make me smile: My kids, Reading, A bookstore & library, great cup of coffee
    Educational Philosophy: The more you read, the more you know, the more you read the more you grow! 
    Favorite Part of My Job: Sharing stories and the love of reading with our students! 
    My Hero: My mother! 
    What I value Most: Education and the love of my family!