About Our Library

The Northside Library houses a multitude of books and reference materials including books, ebooks, audiobooks, DVD’s as well as access to several high quality databases which include Encyclopedia Britannica and EBSCO. Library online searching is available on networked computers. Student computers are available to access the online catalog and Accelerated Reader.

The library is central to the learning process and provides NS students with the knowledge and grand ideas that lie within the covers of great books or amid the global village of the Internet. While classroom instruction fosters competence and stimulates interest in reading and using information, the library staff works with the faculty to design learning strategies that meet the needs of individual students. The librarian facilitates the Renaissance Learning programs and Accelerated Reader.  
 In agreement with the Texas Library Association and Texas Library State Standards we believe that:

  • Libraries are essential to the creation and sharing of ideas in the community;

  • Libraries are forward-thinking, technology-driven institutions, more vital today than ever before;

  • Our library reflects a truly diverse field of information work, representative of the variety and scope of libraries in the state.

Building relationships is a priority for our learning community. We are committed to actively participating in literacy campaigns and programs

Our library media specialist works collaboratively with teachers to create lessons that teach reading objectives and provide additional instruction for our emerging and struggling readers. In addition, our librarian offers hands on instruction that promotes effective use of the library and other information resources. Quality library instruction gives our students the skills to locate, use and evaluate information.  These skills lead to increased academic success, better papers, and highly quality research projects and reduces the incidence of plagiarism. Bookworm.png Book Fair
The library hosts a Scholastic books fair each fall and spring.  Students can buy books or cool school supplies.  The book fair offers parents an opportunity to support both the library and the classroom teacher's library. Teachers can create a bucket of books they would like for their classroom libraries, and parents can buy a book from the teacher bucket and the library bucket to support their students' classroom and the school library. All money made from our book fair goes directly back to the library to help purchase additional materials for students and teachers. *****​ Please remember to include money for tax.

Meet Our Library Media Specialist Library Media Specialist Our library media specialist, Ms Trina D. Taylor (alias super librarian), is a proud Texan by birth and choice. She grew up in an Air Force family and, as a result, moved frequently. Ms. Taylor received her Bachelor of Arts from Dallas Baptist University where she majored in English and History and minored in Spanish. She received her lifetime certificate to teach first through eighth grade and taught second grade for seven years. Our librarian earned her first Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Arlington where she studied English as a Second Language and Gifted and Talented services and her second Master's in Library Science is from UNT. She taught English as a Second Language in Korea one summer and has been a reading tutor. She served as children's librarian for the city of Cedar Hill and the children's librarian at the Lancaster Keist Library (now Paul Laurence Dunbar Library) in Dallas. She was the library media specialist at Cockrell Hill Elementary School for 11 years. She is now excited to call Northside her home. ​NS Libray Media Center is always in the need of prizes for Accelerated Reader (AR), hand sanitzer, and Kleenex.