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Howell Middle School North Media Center

"Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere" - Mary Schmich


Howell Middle School North is one of two middle schools now serving the township. Built in 1994, the media center services staff members and over a thousand sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.  Located on the first floor between the East and West houses the center is staffed by one full time media specialist and a computer help desk assistant for OIT. Services offered include a collection of over 15,000 volumes, an automated card catalog, internet access, in-house broadcasting and a MAKERSPACE! The media center serves as a direct link to the classrooms which are outfitted with Apple TVs,  and LCD projectors. The school has a 1 to 1 laptop policy which enables an automated card catalog, using Destiny software and online subscriptions, to be accessed from any computer in the building or at HOME.


September header

Flower - Aster

Birthstone - Sapphire

Zodiac Sign - Virgo (8/23 -9/22) and Libra (9/23 - 10/22)


Welcome Back 

School Year 2018 -2019


6th Grade Orientations begin this month with the return of the 

Breakout Room!

Get ready to learn about our:



 Card Catalog


Get involved in hands on problem solving and team building exercises.


September Links






library card


Library Card Sign-Up Month 


National Hispanic Heritage Month


Classical Music Month



Links to Explore


     Labor Day


     Grandparents Day


      Patriots Day


      Constitution Week


     First Day of Fall








Advanced Readers

Amal Unbound

by Aisha Saeed

This debut novel tells the compelling story of Amal’s fight to regain her life and dreams after being forced into indentured servitude in Pakistan.


Potentially Sensitive Areas


Upper Elementary & Junior High Plus

The Orphan Band of Springdale

by Anne Nesbet

With the United States on the verge of World War II, eleven-year-old Gusta is sent from New York City to Maine, where she discovers small-town prejudices—and a huge family secret.


Advanced Readers Plus

Al Capone Throws Me a Curve

by Gennifer Choldenko

Alcatraz, 1936: It's the summer before he starts high school, and Moose is going to play a lot of baseball and win a spot on the high school team. But he still needs to watch his older sister, Natalie.


Potentially Sensitive Areas



A Tale from Alcatraz


Realistic Fiction Middle

Class Action

by Steven B. Frank

Arguing that homework is unconstitutional, Sam warren and his ragtag team take their case to federal court.


Potentially Sensitive Areas

Mild language

PG Middle

The Doughnut Fix

by Jessie Janowitz

New to tiny Petersville, Tristan sees a newspaper article: “Small Town Store Hits It Big with Chocolate Cream Heaven.” He sets out to make these “life-changing” doughnuts available again.



The Doughnut Fix


Nonfiction Middle

Calling All Minds: How to Think and Create Like an Inventor

by Temple Grandin

World-renowned autism spokesperson, scientist, and inventor Temple Grandin presents personal stories, inventions, and facts that will blow young inventors’ minds and make them soar.


Mystery Middle

Nadya Skylung and the Cloudship Rescue

by Jeff Seymour

All aboard the flying ship Orion. Join Nadya’s crew of skylungs, starwinders, fireminders, and polymaths as they flee from pirates who are searching for a silver doorknob. . . .


Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence, Alcohol

Graphic Novels Middle

Be Prepared

by Vera Brosgol

For Vera, Russian camp seems like the perfect opportunity to finally fit in, but the bugs, nature, and tentmates are more than she bargained for!

Potentially Sensitive Areas:

Advanced Readers Plus

Ascent: A Peak Marcello Adventure

by Roland Smith

Peak Marcello goes to Mayanmar to climb one of the most isolated mountains in the world. Just getting to the mountain will involve a four-week trek rife with hazards.



A Peak Marcello Adventure



Maureen Klusewicz    Media  Specialist  732 - 919 - 0095 Ext. 7309 -