Hours & Checkouts

Hours From September through June

  • Monday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Fridays - from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, except district-wide holidays and Early Out Friday.


Kindergarten and First Grade - 1 book
Second Grade through Fifth Grade - 2 books
Sixth Grade - 3 books

All books are due during weekly classroom visits.

Book Donations

Newport Coast Elementary School accepts donations of slightly used books.

Currently, we have a wonderful team of moms helping me get these books on the shelves!

We are now open to accept new donations.

Thank you.




  • 5th Grade Cimi Catalina (June 2-4)
  • 6th Grade Pali (June 2-6)





  • Week of May 27; Collecting Library Books, Distributing Flyers & Viewing the Video


  • Week of June 2; Library visits are optional - Collecting Library Books and reading a story


  • Friday, June 6; The BOOK FAIR OPENS


  • Week of June 9; THE BOOK FAIR IS OPEN (For the classroom visits to the Book Fair, please open the Excel document to the right. Please be aware that it is revised almost everyday)


  • Tuesday, June 10; Library Aide and Volunteers Farewell Fiesta 12:40-1:40 pm in the library


  • Wednesday, June 11; OPEN HOUSE (The Book Fair will be open)


  • Thursday, June 12; BOOK FAIR CLOSES


  • Friday, June 13; Newport Beach Public Library Summer Reading Program Assembly
    • Kindergarten - Primary Grades 9:30-10:00 am
    • Upper Grades 10:00-10:30 am


  • Tuesday, June 17; FIELD DAY


  • Wednesday, June 18; 6th Grade Promotion Ceremony


  • Thursday, June 19; Bravo Assembly


  • Friday, June 20; LAST DAY OF SCHOOL





Poetry Month

Poetry Month continues until mid-May because of SBAC testing.

Poetry Writing Contest

No theme.

  • Pick your own theme.
  • No “Roses are red…” riddles or jokes.
  • Poems must be at least 5 sentences with at least 3 words.
  • Your poem does not have to rhyme.
  • Write or type your poem on blank paper.
  • Include a title, your name, your teacher’s name, and the date.
  • It should have at least one illustration of your choice.
  • Needs to be turned in before Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
  • Winners will be revealed during Open House Wednesday, June 11.

Poetry Citing

  • Pick poetry book from school, home, or public library.
  • No “Roses are red…” riddles or jokes.
  • Poems must be at least 5 sentences with at least 3 words.
  • Practice your poem by reading it out loud at least 5 times.
  • Only 1 poem citation per week per student.
  • You may have more than 1 person but the poem needs to be long enough, i.e., 15 sentences and 9 lines for 3 people.
  • You must bring the source of your poem, i.e., website URL, or book.

Read Across America

Celebrating Dr. Seuss' Birthday, NCE will be:

  • Decorating our classroom doors
  • Taking the Readers Oath
  • Making and wearing Cat in the Hat bows
  • Checking out and reading Dr. Seuss books
  • We have Dr. Seuss word searches, Birthday  trivia, and McBoing Boing mazes
  • We will also have a visit from the Cat in the Hat
  • Parents are invited to campus to read a story to a class

NEA says the best way to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday is to read to a child. Ms. McCormick says we should celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday everyday! Reading to children fosters the love of reading and a life-time love of learning.

Two New Library Aides Join the Team!

After hours of lunch recesses given up, we had a few student train, write essays, and take written and computer tests to show their knowledge and dedication to becoming a library aide.

I would like to take this moment and Welcome A New Library Aide to the Team! She is:

Ashleigh Weinstock!

Congratulations and I look forward to seeing you Tuesdays and Thursdays for work.


I am pleased to announce that NCE has access to WORLDBOOK online and a new set of encyclopedias!

Look for user name and password in the PTA Newsletter. This new and exciting program teaches students while they play. You cannot ask for a better program. Feel free to click on the link to the right.

New Books in the House!

New Books for Students

Scholastic Dollars At Work!

Parents not only prepared their children for a summer of reading, their participation brought new books to the school library. Ms. McCormick has them displayed on the stacks so students can see the impact the Book Fair made in buying books for the library. Students are encouraged to browse and choose new books to read this fall.

A special shout-out to Linda Colleran, Stacey Kwasizur, Darlene Micheleson, Bahar Ghafouri, and Naz Alibhai for helping to get all the books ready for check-out. Their volunteer work made it possible to get the books into the hands of NCE students.  Thank you!

New & Returning Library Aides

Tara Zadeh, Wiktoria Grabowiec, Austin Pak, Imogen Gie, Rod Oskouian, Alisa Tognoli, Dakota Lobel, and Niaz Namdar.

These 4th & 5th graders wrote an essay, stayed after school two days for training, and took a test to become the newest members of our Library Team.

Continuing Library Aides are Chloe Wong, Declan Pene, Sebastian Carrillo, Jenna Delaney, Maya Galante, Ryann McTague,  and Hayden Fundament. Hayden and Sebastian are in their third year as aides. The NCE library has benefitted from their hard work and dedication. Thank you, Guys!

Public Information

The NCE school library has over 11,000 books consisting of Easy Reader & Picture, Fiction, Nonfiction, Reference, and Paperback books supporting the Accelerated Reader Program.  The majority of our collection is hardcover and we use the Dewey Decimal System in our nonfiction section.

A permission slip is required before a Library Card can be issued.  The permission slips are given to students the first week of visits or as they enroll into the school.  Students may pick up a form from the library or you may print out a copy from the attachments.  This permission slip explains the rules of the library, outlines the parents' financial obligations, and makes suggestions regarding books.

Please look for this permission slip among the many that come home at the beginning of the academic year.  Without this signed document, library cards will not be honored.

See "Library Locker;" Word document permission slip to print out a flyer to sign.

***Quick Note

To help stop the spread of germs and decreasing illnesses, please use disinfectant wipes to clean library books your child(ren) brings home. You may use antibacterial wipes or spray a paper towel with disinfectant then wipe down both covers of the books.

Thank you!

We clean books everyday, but with your help, we can limit the amount of shared germs.

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