NHS Library Commons
Contact Info:

Northwood High School Library
700 Lemoyne Rd
Northwood, Ohio 43619

Phone: 419.691.4651
Fax: 419.691.2846
Kristel Shutt James
Library Aide:
Terrie Smith <tsmith@northwood.k12.oh.us>
Monday through Friday 7:15 am – 3:00 pm
Additional hours by arrangement

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The Northwood High School Library strives to:
  • Provide an inviting atmosphere for students and faculty;
  • Equip patrons for problem-solving and life-long learning;
  • Provide a comprehensive, current collection based on the abilities, interests, and needs of students, faculty, and staff;
  • Support and enrich the curriculum of the school by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students;
  • Assist students in developing the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century; and
  • Encourage a love of reading.
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Our Fave Five: 

  The Hunger Games Trilogy, Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games
The capital of Panem, in what used to be North America, keeps its twelve surrounding districts in check by forcing each to send a young man and woman to participate in the Hunger Games.  These Hunger Games - a fight to the death - are televised live all over Panem.  When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister's place, she expects that she will die in the Games.  But survival seems to be second nature to her, and the reader can't help but cheer her every attempt to do just that.
  Burned, Ellen Hopkins Burned
Hopkins tells the story of a Mormon teen struggling with her faith in verse.  Her abusive father and submissive mother along with the oppressive weight of caring for six younger siblings add more stress to Pattyn's life.  Will a summer away settle her faith questions or just accentuate them?
Dreamland  Dreamland, Sarah Dessen
  Caitlin feels like she's gone through life in the shadow of her smarter, prettier sister until Rogerson enters
  her life.  She's so thrilled that this mysterious teen in interested in her that she ignores the warning
  signs.  When Rogerson first hits her, she makes excuses, but when will she face his abuse for what it is?
Glass, Ellen Hopkins 
"Crank. Glass. Ice. Crystal.  Whatever you call it, it's all the same: a monster.   And once it's got hold of you, this monster will never let you go."
The second book in the Crank series, Glass tells the story of Kristina Snow, whose addiction to crystal meth is so great that, despite her attempts to control her use, it controls her life and leads her to make choices no sober person would even consider.
Tweak, Nic Sheff
Nic got first got drunk at the age of 11.  That first drink lead him to marijuana, cocaine, ecstacy and all too soon to meth and heroin.  Through it all, Sheff was sure he could quit anytime he wanted to.  However one horrible summer proved to Sheff that breaking free of the drugs that dominated his life would not be easy.

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Last Modified on November 3, 2014