Antelope High School Library News

August 2021

Welcome Back Titans!

We are so excited to welcome students back to campus next week and can't wait to see them in the library accessing our resources in person! Students can still also access our resources, like our library catalog and Chromebook Help, virtually, from our website. Please encourage your favorite Titan(s) to bookmark our website URL.

Check out our Search and Research section to access important library catalog and research and resource links, including all usernames and passwords for student access. Remember that students must be logged into their student Google account in order to access the AnHS Database Logins document.

Click here for our Library Hours and FAQs this year!

Library Happenings

Chromebooks for New Students!

If you are a new student who didn't check out a Chromebook on schedule pickup days, you can come to the Library on the following dates and times:
  • Tuesday, August 10th between 9-11 am and between 1-3 pm
  • Starting Wednesday, August 11th, between 7:15 am and 3:45 pm during regular library hours, Monday to Friday.

Textbook Checkouts

Textbook Checkouts begin on August 12th and run through August 17th. Students will come to the Library with their teachers to check out any books that they need. If a student is absent when their teacher comes down for textbook checkouts, they may come to the Library during regular hours, 7:15 am to 3:45 pm, to check out their required books.

If students still have books to return from the Spring Term, they may do so starting on August 11th during regular library hours. All fines will be deleted once the books are returned.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

The AnHS LIbrary will be continuing our Teen Advisory Board for the 2021-2022 school year. Titan students will be in charge of designing, planning, and advertising events and programs of their choice to their fellow Titans. We are excited to reinstate our in-person events and bring a variety of new ideas such as battle of the books, compassionate making, a film/book club, and global citizenship to our Library. Students can join during Club Rush Week, September 8-10, 2021.

Antelope Learning Lab (ALL)

Does your teen need a quiet place to study? Does your teen need tutoring after school?

Join us in the AnHS Library, after school, every Tuesday and Thursday starting August 31, 2021, from 2:35 to 4:00 pm. Students can get help in all subjects, use computers, printers, and calculators, and access Library Resources.

We can even provide documentation for the time the student attended. Just have them ask Mrs. Reynolds or Ms. Garcia for an ALL attendance slip. We are ALL in for student learning and success here at Antelope High School.

ALL Learning Lab will be closed on the following dates for Staff and District meetings:

September 21st

October 19th

November 16th

November 19-20th

December 21st

January 18th

January 25th

February 15th

March 15th

April 19th

May 17th

Reader's Corner

New Arrivals!

Check out our new arrivals (scroll down to Recently Added Books), popular titles, and important library links! We get twelve new, award winning titles in every month, and we also take student suggestions. Come and check them out on the new arrival display bookshelf!

Library Collections

To make it easier for students to find a book or resource that they are looking for, we have curated some wonderful collections for our them. Check out our 19 collections on our catalog homepage. Simply scroll down to collections and click See All. We have collections celebrating diverse cultures as well as college and career, digital literacy, and human rights resources.

Got Books? Yes!!

Watch the following video to learn how to place a hold on a book and click here for instructions on how to sign into your library account. Then simply come to the Library to pick up your requested book(s). You can also just stop by to browse the shelves or our New Arrivals display. If you aren't sure which books you want to check out, watch the following video to learn how to search our Library catalog (OPAC) or get some suggestions from Mrs. McCoy or Mrs. Jordan.

eBooks & Audiobooks Galore!

All AnHS students now have access to over 750 eBooks and 50 audiobook titles directly through our Library. Encourage your favorite Titan to check out some wonderful titles. Click here for video instructions. Click here for written instructions.

Access the Public Library for More Choices!

You can also check books out from the Roseville Public LIbrary or the Sacramento Public Library through Overdrive (Libby App), through Hoopla, or through the cloudLibrary. The Libby App can be found on your Chromebook in the Google Play Store. This is how you will access Overdrive eBooks and audiobooks. Hoopla is a digital media service hosted by the Sac Public Library. You can check out eBooks, audiobooks, stream movies, and more. The cloudLibrary is a digital media service hosted by the Roseville Public Library. You can check out eBooks and audiobooks.

To check out a book, search the SPL or the RPL catalog and then select the source (OverDrive, Hoopla, cloudLibrary, etc.) that you want to check the book out from. For the RPL, select Teen Fiction or another collection under Browse for New Items. For the SPL, search for either fiction or non fiction and then select young adult as your target audience. Click here to watch a short video on how to search their catalogs. Once you click on a certain title, you can scroll down to see other read-alikes at both of the libraries.

Don't have a public library card yet? Fill out an application online and get immediate online access. It's easy! Click here for the RPL application. Click here for the SPL application.

Need another place to search for trending teen books, check out our BookFlix Choice Board for lots of options!

More Digital Library Resources

Take advantage of free eBook resources and check out an awesome book! Submit a virtual review for your fellow Titans here!

Links to several resources.

Project Gutenberg eBooks

LibriVox Audiobooks

Open Library - eBooks and audiobooks

Free eBooks from Mackin

Username: antelopehs

Password: antelopehs

League of Literature (LOL) Book Club

Thursday, Sep. 16th, 3-4pm

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

We will be running our Book Club every 5-6 weeks and meeting in the ANHS Library to discuss our latest reads. Our first two book selections are Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue and Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. Students can choose which book(s) they would like to read. Pickup for our first book club titles runs August 16-20th. Stop by during regular library hours to grab your copy. Click below to listen to an excerpt of each title.

Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue

Jende Jonga, a Cameroonian immigrant living in Harlem, has come to the United States to provide a better life for himself, his wife, Neni, and their six-year-old son. In the fall of 2007, Jende can hardly believe his luck when he lands a job as a chauffeur for Clark Edwards, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers. Clark demands punctuality, discretion, and loyalty—and Jende is eager to please. Clark’s wife, Cindy, even offers Neni temporary work at the Edwardses’ summer home in the Hamptons. With these opportunities, Jende and Neni can at last gain a foothold in America and imagine a brighter future.

However, the world of great power and privilege conceals troubling secrets, and soon Jende and Neni notice cracks in their employers’ façades.

When the financial world is rocked by the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Jongas are desperate to keep Jende’s job—even as their marriage threatens to fall apart. As all four lives are dramatically upended, Jende and Neni are forced to make an impossible choice.

Click here to listen to an excerpt!

Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

From Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo, a landmark work of narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic and sometimes heartbreaking story of families striving toward a better life in one of the twenty-first century's great, unequal cities.

In this brilliantly written, fast-paced book, based on three years of uncompromising reporting, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human.

Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. Abdul, a reflective and enterprising Muslim teenager, sees "a fortune beyond counting" in the recyclable garbage that richer people throw away. Asha, a woman of formidable wit and deep scars from a childhood in rural poverty, has identified an alternate route to the middle class: political corruption. With a little luck, her sensitive, beautiful daughter - Annawadi's "most-everything girl" - will soon become its first female college graduate. And even the poorest Annawadians, like Kalu, a fifteen-year-old scrap-metal thief, believe themselves inching closer to the good lives and good times they call "the full enjoy."

But then Abdul the garbage sorter is falsely accused in a shocking tragedy; terror and a global recession rock the city; and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi.

With intelligence, humor, and deep insight into what connects human beings to one another in an era of tumultuous change, Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader headlong into one of the twenty-first century's hidden worlds, and into the lives of people impossible to forget.

Click here to listen to an excerpt!

Teen Creators


Once again, the library will be accepting student created works for inclusion in our monthly VOTS digital magazine. Want to share your creations? You can submit them at any time to

Click on the link for our VOTS digital magazine edition to see students' shared creative works. Students' original works are included and have not been edited. You can also access VOTS on the library's website.

Thank you to everyone who contributed last year.

Way to be trailblazers Titans!

Student Contest Opportunities

Challenge Yourself with the Following NYT Student Contests

Click on the calendar below to see upcoming student contests from the New York Times. Stay tuned for more contests in next month's newsletter!

Technology Services

Chromebook Problems?

If you need your Chromebook repaired, please go to the Library website for troubleshooting tips on the Chromebook Help page. Once there, you can fill out a Chromebook Repair Form, if still necessary, and then choose a day to come to campus, Monday-Friday, between 7:15 am and 3:45 pm. You can also fill out a paper form in the library if you prefer.

Chromebook Insurance

Optional Chromebook insurance coverage is available to purchase until September 6, 2021 without a device inspection. After that date, the Chromebook will need to be inspected prior to purchase. Forms and information can be found on the District website. Students can pay at Student Services on campus or online in the Webstore. The cost is $30 for one school year. Note: Chargers are not covered by insurance. They cost $30 to replace.

Password Issues?

If your Titan is having problems with their password, please email with the student's first and last name, student id#, and grade level. She will be able to reset the password for them. If Ms. Scuka is off campus, you can also email me or Mrs. Jordan as a backup at or You may also call (916) 726-1400 ext. 6052.

Students can also email the Technology Help Desk directly at or call (916) 462-9511.

Library Resources

Student Help for Research, Apps, and e-Texts!

Do you need help searching the catalog, help with searching in the ABC Clio (social sciences) database, researching our other databases or the Internet, or help accessing and using the Government e-text and Read & Write or Bookshare apps? Click here for instructions and short video tutorials to get you started. Remember that you can always come and see me, Mrs. McCoy in the Library.


Access 53 ebook titles targeting many aspects of mental health that youth face today. Students can read the books for personal support, research on a topic, or for supporting other youth. The username and password can be accessed here using the student's school log-in.

Mental Health and Awareness Collection

Need more resources? Check out our Mental Health and Awareness Collection of books and web resources for teens.


Want to search for quality information on the Internet? Access WebPath Express (select from the left-hand menu after selecting your school) through our Library catalog and be confident in the information you find. Scroll to the bottom of this Google page to watch a short video and learn how to search for articles, images, videos, and more using WebPath Express directly from our library catalog.


Need a vetted source for a school project or paper? Access a variety of quality and credible sources right from home on the AnHS Library Webpage.


Need to find current articles in English or Spanish? Visit the Sacramento Bee News in Education website and log in as a student using the AnHS Class ID #2843 and password lewis found on our Library website under electronic resources (scroll towards the bottom of the webpage). Once you log in as a student select "Read Today's Paper" to choose The Sacramento Bee or El Nuevo Herald. You can also access many other student resources on their website.