Lion Pride Library

The mission of the Lion Pride Library Media Center is to serve the students and faculty of the New Brighton Area School District by providing equitable access to quality literature and resources that support academic achievement, social development, and personal growth. The library provides an unbiased environment in which students and their interests are brought together with the freedom to explore a wide range of knowledge, opinions, and ideas. 

The primary objectives of the library media center are as follows:

  • To encourage adventurous reading habits and attitudes of inquiry by assisting students in their choices of recreational, informational, and academic texts
  • To develop individual study skills by appropriately instructing students in the use of and selection of appropriate resources and research materials
  • To establish a climate conducive to learning and study for young people

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Destiny, Sora, Renaissance Place

Username: Student ID

Password: welcome

Epic - See Mrs. Hay for class code

Britannica School - See Mrs. Berger for username and password

Power Library - Use your public library card number

College & Career Resources


College Board - Register for important exams like the SAT/PSAT, search for the right college, find scholarships, and career guidance - Information on U.S. military branches: Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard.

FAFSA - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA, is the official form to apply for federal financial aid to pay for higher education. It is also used by many states and higher institutions while making financial aid decisions. The FAFSA determines who will receive financial aid such as loans, scholarships, and grants based on the information obtained in the application form.

Occupational Outlook Handbook - A powerful tool for gathering real statistical data for all career fields A - Z. Every career field is searchable by median pay, entry-level education, on-the-job training, projected number of new jobs, and projected growth rate.

PA Workforce Statistics - A collection of resources from the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis, including top employers, high priority occupations, wages, and statistics by county.

PHEAA's Education Planner - A collection of resources for college/career planning, ACT/SAT, student loans, scholarships, and more.

PA Career Guide - The PA Career Guide is an all-in-one handbook with helpful information about interviews, networking, social media, job applications, resumes, military, technical careers, college, occupational data, and self-assessments. This guide is a must-have for every high school student!

PA Career Zone - In PA Career Zone, users can take an assessment to identify careers of interest, conduct research, and develop a budget/plan to support future choices.

PA Career Link - With Career Link, users have the ability to search and apply for job openings across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or in local areas. Users can upload a resume and become searchable by thousands of employers. CareerLink will also recommend jobs based on experience and preferences. Users can also access job training opportunities and apprenticeships through the Department of Human Services.

RaiseMe - Learn more about which colleges could be a great fit for you, see the micro-scholarships they’re offering, and share that you’re interested by hitting the “Follow” button (for each school). Complete your RaiseMe Portfolio by adding each of your course grades, club involvement, sports, volunteer activities, and more. For each achievement, you'll earn a micro-scholarships from colleges you’re Following, the sum of which you'll be awarded when you attend that college.

ResumeBuilder - Power Library's simple, easy-to-use tool for creating a professional resume which can be exported as an email or PDF.


NBES Librarian & Discovery Teacher

Mrs. Kimberly Hay

Mrs. Hay has managed the elementary library and Discovery program since 2020. She taught second grade for several years before becoming a librarian. Mrs. Hay grew up in North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in Elementary Education. Mrs. Hay lives in Beaver with her husband and two children, Ahnika and Aiden. She loves to read and can even read upside down and backwards!


Mrs. Krista Berger

Mrs. Berger has led the middle and high school libraries since 2021. Prior to becoming a librarian, she worked as a middle & high school English/Reading teacher and digital curriculum developer. Mrs. Berger grew up in Economy Borough and graduated from Ambridge Area High School. Mrs. Berger received her Master's Degree in Educational Technology from Western Governors University and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Clarion University. She loves reading, gaming, coffee/tea, and all things tech!

Library Aide Program

Student library aides assist in day-to-day operations of the school library by volunteering time during study hall. Under librarian supervision, library aides learn about books & resources, learning communities, equitable access to information, library maintenance, and computer applications through hands-on experiences. If you are interested in volunteering as a student library aide, please see Mrs. Berger or Mrs. Hay.