top nav menu Click here to return to the home screen. This is Destiny Quest, our online catalog. Click here and sign in with your personal NCPS user name and password to access eBooks, websites, audio files, and locate print books and DVDs. This is our database page. Please sign in with our generic school user name and password to access our resources. Do not use your personal user name and password! This is our instructional portal. All library lessons for Social Studies, English, Visual and Performing Arts, and World Languages are archived here. Check the top right corner for active lessons. Teachers, please refer to the 'Teachers' link in the left navigation menu for the teacher portal. This is the link to the New Canaan Naviance portal. Like us on Facebook! We archive over 100 instructional tutorials here. Our videos are indexed in Destiny Quest, the online catalog, as well. New videos are announced on Twitter and Facebook. This is the link to our @ncps-k12.org Google Apps domain. You do not need to add @ncps-k12.org to your user name when you log in here. Remember that this is how you access EasyBib! Follow us on Twitter! We post up-to-date responses to student inquiries, and we also post photos of library activity ;-). Log in to Moodle here. We post library instructions for Science, Math, Health, and Career & Tech Ed courses here. Log in to Moodle here. We post library instructions for Science, Math, Health, and Career & Tech Ed courses here. If you want to contact us old school style, you can email us here. But you can also post to our Facebook page, Tweet us, text or call us at (615) 669 6670. If you have questions, please ask!
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  • Discovery Service for New Canaan High School
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  • Summer readingIt is summer reading time! That's when we get to catch up on what’s new and exciting in publishing. Our summer reading list is primarily recreational. Its purpose is to connect our learners with resources they may enjoy.

    We generally keep the list relatively short – under one hundred books so as not to overwhelm. We are mindful of genre and diverse interests. We focus on contemporary publications - the last two years or so, but we also include a few classics. We aim for balance between young adult and adult literature.

    Keeping in mind that our library users include young teens and adults, our list is thematically comprehensive. Not every book is for every library user. Selection is part of the reading process and we encourage young readers to be reflective about their choices - to contextualize them with their personal and family values. Readers are encouraged to consult reviews and publisher notes to make predictions about whether a book will suit their interests and to switch to a different book when one falls short of their expectations. There are so many books to enjoy. Summer is not the time to slog through a book that holds little appeal.

    As in previous years, New Canaan (town) Library runs dynamic Summer Reading Program. We send our copies of the summer reading books to the town library so students may borrow them over the summer months. We carry as many titles as are available in both eBook and audiobook format. Students may use Destiny, our online catalog, to access those formats. They can text the library at (615) 669 6670 if they need help. 

    We aggregate our summer reading list in GoodReads - which is a social book recommendation site (see below). The entire NCHS learning community is invited to connect, share what they are reading, rate books, and write reviews. Again, the list is here, and the tabs at the bottom of the sheet allow viewers to switch organization – title, author, genre, etc.