Old Town High School Library

Winter Newsletter

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013)

http://othslibrary.libguides.com/nelsonmandela


EasyBib

Did you know....


  • We have a subscription to EasyBib's full website of online tools including note taking and creating outlines
  • Students have an EasyBib account linked through their high school Google Apps account
  • Some of our online databases will export citations directly to EasyBib


STOP BY THE LIBRARY TO FIND OUT ALL ABOUT IT!


New Kindles

The library now has 18 Kindles available to borrow. Each set contains over 50 titles in the following genres. Click on the links to view the books available.




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Recently Read & Highly Recommended

Reality Boy

Gerald Faust knows exactly when he started feeling angry: the day his mother invited a reality television crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he’s still haunted by his rage-filled youth—which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle—and his anger issues have resulted in violent outbursts, zero friends, and clueless adults dumping him in the special education room at school. Nothing is ever going to change. No one cares that he’s tried to learn to control himself, and the girl he likes has no idea who he really is. Everyone’s just waiting for him to snap…and he’s starting to feel dangerously close to doing just that.



All Our Yesterdays

"You have to kill him." Imprisoned in the heart of a secret military base, Em has nothing except the voice of the boy in the cell next door and the list of instructions she finds taped inside the drain. Only Em can complete the final instruction. She’s tried everything to prevent the creation of a time machine that will tear the world apart. She holds the proof: a list she has never seen before, written in her own hand. Each failed attempt in the past has led her to the same terrible present—imprisoned and tortured by a sadistic man called the doctor while war rages outside.


Marina has loved her best friend James since the day he moved next door when they were children. A gorgeous, introverted science prodigy from one of America’s most famous families, James finally seems to be seeing Marina in a new way, too. But on one disastrous night, James’s life crumbles apart, and with it, Marina’s hopes for their future. Now someone is trying to kill him. Marina will protect James, no matter what. Even if it means opening her eyes to a truth so terrible that she may not survive it. At least not as the girl she once was.


The Tragedy Paper

Tim Macbeth, a seventeen-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is “Enter here to be and find a friend.” A friend is the last thing Tim expects or wants—he just hopes to get through his senior year unnoticed. Yet, despite his efforts to blend into the background, he finds himself falling for the quintessential “It” girl, Vanessa Sheller, girlfriend of Irving’s most popular boy. To Tim's surprise, Vanessa is into him, too, but she can kiss her social status goodbye if anyone ever finds out. Tim and Vanessa begin a clandestine romance, but looming over them is the Tragedy Paper, Irving’s version of a senior year thesis, assigned by the school’s least forgiving teacher. Jumping between viewpoints of the love-struck Tim and Duncan, a current senior about to uncover the truth of Tim and Vanessa, The Tragedy Paper is a compelling tale of forbidden love and the lengths people will go to keep their love.


New Book Display Area

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Library Mission Statement

The Old Town High School Library’s mission is to create a library environment where students can successfully find information and ideas for their educational and recreational needs. The library provides access to resources, both physically and virtually, that support the curriculum and ensure that students become life-long learners and develop the information literacy skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.