Library / Media Center

The joy of reading and more...
The Library and Media Center is where students find great books, websites, computers to use for learning and pleasure.

The high school library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and on Friday’s from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Circulation Policy

All grades: 6 books

Materials are checked out for a 2-week time period. Students may renew their materials for another 2 weeks if they are still needed. Students must bring the book that they wish to renew into the library in order to renew it.

Students are not charged overdue fines; however their borrowing privileges may be suspended or restricted until the overdue materials are returned. If a book is lost or damaged, a replacement fee will be charged. Arrangements need to be made by students before exams for payment of the lost or damaged materials.

Schedule

Students may utilize the library and its computer lab before or after school. During the school day students may use the library at anytime with their teacher’s permission and a pass.

Classrooms often have the opportunity to come to the library and engage in lessons cooperatively taught by the media specialist and the classroom teacher. These lessons enrich and support classroom curriculum with library resources.

Events & Activities

Bull Dog Book Nook Club

Do you enjoy reading? Join the Bulldogs Book Club. This club meets the last Wednesday of each month from 2:45 PM until 3:25 PM in the LMC. Check us out at a meeting or see Mrs. Forsythe.

Join us on Wednesday, October 22nd at 2:45 PM. We will be discussing and choosing book titles for the year. Please be sure to turn in your NOOK agreement form to Mrs. Forsythe and pick up your NOOK.

New Fiction Books

'Stalking Jack the Ripper' by Kerri Maniscalco
"Seventeen-year-old Audrey Rose Wadsworth was born a lord's daughter, with a live of wealth and privilege stretched out before her. But between the social teas and silk dress fittings, she leads a forbidden secret life. Against her stern father's wishes and society's expectations, Audrey often slips away to her uncle's laboratory to study the gruesome practice of forensic medicine."--Provided by publisher.

'Devils You Know' by M.C. Atwood
"Separated from their class during a senior trip to the infamous Boulder House, five teens confront their darkest selves and band together to escape the terrors of a Wisconsin landmark"--Provided by publisher.

'Turtles All The Way Down' by John Green
"Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett's son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts" --Provided by publisher.

'The Lake Effect' by McCahan
The summer after senior year of high school, Briggs Henry works as a personal assistant to an eccentric elderly woman in a house on the shores of Lake Michigan, and finds himself distracted by the mysterious girl next door"--Provided by publisher.

'Generation One' by Pitacus Lore
"The first book in a pulse-pounding new series--the war may be over--but for the next generation, the battle has just begun!  It has been over a year since the invasion of Earth was thwarted in Pittacus Lore's United as One. But in order to win, our alien allies known as the Garde unleashed their Loric energy that spread throughout the globe. Now human teenagers have begun to develop incredible powers of their own, known as Legacies.

To help these incredible and potentially dangerous individuals--and put the world at ease--the Garde have created an academy where they can train this new generation to control their powers and hopefully one day help mankind. But not everyone thinks that's the best use of their talents. And the teens may need to use their Legacies sooner than they ever imagined."--Provided by publisher.

New Nonfiction Books

'The Good Soldiers' by David Finkel 

"It was the last-chance moment of the war. In January 2007, President George W. Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq. It became known as "the surge." Among those called to carry it out were the young, optimistic army infantry soldiers of the 2-16, the battalion nicknamed the Rangers. About to head to a vicious area of Baghdad, they decided the difference would be them.

Fifteen months later, the soldiers returned home -- forever changed. The chronicle of their tour is gripping, devastating, and deeply illuminating for anyone with an interest in human conflict" -- from the Publisher

'Civil Liberties: The fight for personal freedom' by Allison Krumsiek
Although the civil liberties of American citizens are protected under the Constitution, these rights are often violated by both individuals and the government, and obtaining justice can be a difficult process. Students, in particular, struggle for their legal rights; many people incorrectly assume that these rights can be dictated by school authorities. Through enlightening infographics, sidebars, discussion questions, and quote boxes featuring comments by experts, this volume explores the rights all Americans are entitled to and the fight to protect those rights"--from the Publisher.

'Terrorism" by Glenn Webb
"Terrorism is a global phenomenon that affects the everyday lives of many people. Terrorist attacks have been carried out people of all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Recent deadly attacks in Brussels, Belgium; San Bernardino, California; and Paris, France, have drawn international condemnation. This book examines the development of terrorism, from its earliest history to the present day. It attempts to define terrorism, provides information about the reasons some people resort to terrorism to achieve their political goals, and discusses efforts to prevent terrorist attacks"--from the Publisher. 

'Battling Terrorism in the United States' by Caroline Kennon
"Although September 11, 2001, marks the day when average Americans first began to grapple with the concept of terrorism in the United States, it wasn't the first terrorist attack on American soil. The history of terrorism and the fight against it in the United States is long and filled with more action and intrigue than a novel or movie. Readers discover the details of this part of American history through comprehensive main text, enlightening sidebars, and historical and contemporary images. They also take a look at whats being done today to protect Americans and fight terrorism at home and abroad"--from the Publisher.

'A Visual History of the World's Enduring Mysteries' by Joan Soriano Campos
"This intriguing book will fascinate any young reader with some of the most mysterious occurrences in history. The book looks at the enigmas of antiquity, those of the modern era, and lost civilizations. It then investigates further into mysteries such as the quest for the Holy Grail, the sacred shroud, the myth of King Arthur, the case of Jack the Ripper, the legend of El Dorado, and CIA secret operations, to name a few. With graphical timelines and stunning illustrations, readers will be captivated by this unique view into history"--from the Publisher.

Margo Staunton

Media Specialist
Phone: 269-321-1185

Sham Moore

Parapro
Phone: 269-321-1186