Lisa Nocita, School Librarian
(a.k.a. The Library Goddess)
Meryl Mayer, Library Paraprofessional
(913) 239-5610 circulation desk
**cell reception is very poor in the library. Please feel free to contact your student via the library phone.
Hours will vary some weeks. The library calendar will be updated each week in the weekly activities email and in Canvas student announcements.
"The goal of the school library is NOT to get books back but to get READERS back." Doug Johnson
You can search for books and place holds from the library catalog.
When your hold is ready, we'll send you a message through Canvas.
Your hold will be placed on a cart in front of the front doors from 7:30am-4pm
After 5 school days, if your hold is not picked up, we will re-shelf your book(s).
I am Lisa Nocita, a.k.a. The Library Goddess, your affable, helpful library media specialist. I began teaching in 1992 and started teaching at PSMS in August of 2008!
Before becoming a library goddess, I was a high school Spanish teacher. My undergraduate degrees are from KU (Rock! Chalk! Jayhawk!) in Political Science and Spanish. I also hold graduate degrees in Curriculum & Instruction from KU and Library & Information Science from Emporia State. I hold teaching certificates in Spanish and Library Science. I earned my National Board Certification for Library Media Specialists in 2014. While I loved teaching Spanish, my true passions are helping others develop curriculum, doing research, playing with technology, and, of course, reading!
I am married with 2 children grown and flown, one graduated, employed, and married, and one who is a senior in college! I enjoy kayaking, travel, reading contemporary adult fiction and thrillers & YA fiction, and spending time in my happy place on the North Fork River. My weaknesses are fun office supplies (especially sticky notes), coffee, chocolate, and bacon, should you ever need to get on my good side! :). I seriously dislike having my picture taken or appearing on video. Curse you Corona and Zoom! LOL. If I won the lottery, I would spend lots of time at my little cabin on the river, have more cats, and I would take long trips to San Diego, Sedona, Europe and South America, and, maybe, open a bookstore with a cupcakery attached! Unfortunately, since I rarely play the lottery, that’s unlikely to happen! Well, maybe, the cats part! I look forward to getting to know you!