Library / Media Center
The joy of reading and more...
To find great books from Vicksburg High School Library, please utilize: Destiny Discover, the library's catalog, to browse library books and place holds on them. Remember to sign in using your Vicksburg Community Schools Google Account. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Staunton at 269-321-1185.
All grades: 2 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 notified of overdue library books through their school e-mail account.
Students are not charged overdue fines; however their borrowing privileges may be suspended or restricted until the overdue materials are returned or payment to replace the material has begun. If a book is lost or damaged, a replacement fee will be charged.
Due to COVID-19, the High School library staff will be providing students with classroom curbside service. Students will access the library catalog by clicking here, use Google to sign in so they can browse the library materials and place a HOLD on materials. Once a hold is received, the library staff will locate the book (if it is in) and deliver it to their English teachers room.
The library media specialists will work closely with all teachers and continue to engage in lessons cooperatively taught with classroom teachers. These lessons enrich research skills and support classroom curriculum with library resources.
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
'Facinating Mathematical People'-- Princeton University Press
"Featured here--in their own words--are major research mathematicians whose cutting-edge discoveries have advanced the frontiers of the field, such as Lars Ahlfors, Mary Cartwright, Dusa McDuff, and Atle Selberg. Others are leading mathematicians who have also been highly influential as teachers and mentors, like Tom Apostol and Jean Taylor. Fern Hunt describes what it was like to be among the first black women to earn a PhD in mathematics. Harold Bacon made trips to Alcatraz to help a prisoner learn calculus. Thomas Banchoff, who first became interested in the fourth dimension while reading a Captain Marvel comic, relates his fascinating friendship with Salvador Dali; and their shared passion for art, mathematics, and the profound connection between the two. Other mathematical people found here are Leon Bankoff, who was also a Beverly Hills dentist; Arthur Benjamin, a part-time professional magician; and Joseph Gallian, a legendary mentor of future mathematicians, but also a world-renowned expert on the Beatles." -- from the Publisher
'How Cells Function' by Catherine Coots
Readers learn that a living organism is a system, or structure, that reproduces, changes with its environment over a period of time, and maintains its individuality by continuous metabolism. To maintain life, an organism repairs or replaces (or both) its structures by a constant supply of the materials of which it is formed. It keeps its life processes in operation by a steady supply of energy. a major contributing part of an organism's survival is the functioning of its cells. This volume provides essential information on cell functions, including amino acids, fibrous and globular proteins, DNA, protein synthesis, and metabolism."--from the Publisher.
'Are Numbers Real? : the Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World" by Brian Clegg
"Have you ever wondered what humans did before numbers existed? How they organized their lives, traded goods, or kept track of their treasures? What would your life be like without them?
Numbers began as simple representations of everyday things, but mathematics rapidly took on a life of its own, occupying a parallel virtual world. In Are Numbers Real?, Brian Clegg explores the way that math has become more and more detached from reality, and yet despite this is driving the development of modern physics. From devising a new counting system based on goats, through the weird and wonderful mathematics of imaginary numbers and infinity, to the debate over whether mathematics has too much influence on the direction of science, this fascinating and accessible book opens the reader's eyes to the hidden reality of the strange yet familiar entities that are numbers."--from the Publisher.
'How Cells Send, Receive, and Process Information' by Marc McLaughlin
"Bacteria, archaea, algae, fungi, protozoans, animals, and plants consist of one or more cells. DNA controls how the cell reproduces and functions, and determines which traits are inherited from previous generations. In eukaryotes, the DNA is contained within a nucleus. Plants, animals, fungi, and many microorganisms are eukaryotes. Readers discover that in eukaryotic cells, a variety of organelles, including the nucleus, ribosomes, Golgi apparatus, and endoplasmic reticulum, work together to manufacture proteins, and with other organelles enable the cell to send, receive, and process information so that it can maintain a stable equilibrium."--from the Publisher.
'The New Astronomy Guide: Star Gazing in the Digital Age' by Patrick Moore
"Bring astronomy down from the mountaintops and into the backyard with this one-stop stargazing manual from Sir Patrick Moore and Pete Lawrence, stars of the BBC's The Sky at Night. These days, affordable telescopes, cameras, and software make it easy for anyone to explore the heavens--and capture breathtaking images. Here is all the information amateur astronomers need to proceed, including a month-by-month sky guide, a large wall poster of all the constellations visible from Earth, and a detailed map of the Moon compiled by Moore, who has advised NASA on lunar cartography."--from the Publisher.