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Welcome to the NIST Libraries: Elementary School

MLC News and Updates

Welcome back to school! We are thrilled to have all our learners back on campus this coming week. 

Watch this space for updates about Saturday hours and parent access to the MLC!

Sora Overdrive

Visit Sora Overdrive and login with your NIST username and password to view our collection of ebooks and audiobooks.

Featured Text and Activities

Judith Scott was born with Down Syndrome, was deaf, and never learned to speak. Judith's parents put her in an institution where she lived until her twin sister, Joyce, enrolled her in the Creative Growth Art Center as an adult. There, Judith created unique and amazing fiber art which is featured in museums and galleries around the world.

Check out Unbound: The Life and Art of Judth Scott from the MLC, or the digital copy on Sora, to learn more about Judith's story as told by her twin sister.

Read an interview with Joyce Scott, Brie Spangler, and Melissa Sweet about Judith's story, the book, and the artwork.

Explore some of Judith Scott's textile artwork.

Create some Judith Scott inspired artwork with your children with this tutorial form Little Worlds.

Recommended Reads

Subscriptions and Databases

Siam Book Awards

Units of Inquiry

Teacher Resource: visit the year level guides for Units of Inquiry to find curated resources for each unit.

Library Team

Laine Palendat

Elementary Teacher Librarian

Khun Fon

Senior Library Assistant

Khun Fern

Library Assistant

Khun Mind

Library Assistant

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What Are You Reading?

Ms. Laine is currently reading New From Here by Kelly Yang.

New From Here follows a family as they relocate to San Francisco from Hong Kong at the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic. Check it out for a beautiful read about family, friendship, and belonging in the face of unprecedented challenges.