HHS Library News

June 2021 - Student Edition


Congratulations to all the hard-working, strong and resilient seniors! As you embark on your next chapter in life always take time to reflect and be proud of what you've accomplished.

Those of you off to college remember that your college or university library can be an important part of your academic success. Here are FIVE REASONS WHY YOUR UNIVERSITY LIBRARY IS YOUR BEST FRIEND. Also TRY THESE USEFUL TOOLS AT YOUR UNIVERSITY LIBRARY.

Always remember that your college or university has many resources to help you transition to life after high school - always reach out when you need help!


Across the globe, various events are held during this special month as a way of recognizing the influence LGBT people have had around the world. Why was June chosen? Because it is when the Stonewall Riots took place in 1969. In June of 1969, patrons and supporters of the Stonewall Inn in New York City staged an uprising to resist the police harassment and persecution to which LGBT Americans were commonly subjected. This uprising marks the beginning of a movement to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBT Americans.

Here are some great resources for teens:

The Trevor Project - a place where LGBTQ Teens and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions and more.

It Gets Better Project - It's mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe.

Check out this curated list of the latest books with LGBTQ+ authors, characters, or storylines available from the HHS Library. The list includes print, ebooks, and audiobooks.

HiTOPS - is a non-profit organization that fosters strong and healthy young people of all identities by providing inclusive and youth-informed LGBTQ+ support for young people throughout New Jersey.

GSA Network - GSA clubs, or GSAs for short, are student-run organizations that unite LGBTQ+ and allied youth to build community and organize around issues impacting them in their schools and communities. This network provides resources and training to support GSAs in schools all over the the U.S.


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FUN SUMMER READS is a curated list of great titles to check out for your summer reading pleasure, plus information on how to use our ebooks and audiobooks collection. You can access all of our ebooks and audiobooks from the MackinVIA app on any of your devices. Also, be sure to use your local library throughout the summer for print titles and to take part in their summer reading programs for teens.
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