OHS Library Newsletter


What's Happening in the Library?

As you may remember, in March 2020, the OHS library won $15,000 for our Follett Challenge entry "In the Library", filmed and edited by Mrs. Audrey Miller. Our plan is to spend the winnings by genrefying our library. Genrefying will allow us to create a library space that gives students easy access to books they love with the ability to explore new genres with ease. We will begin classifying our current collection according to genre. Check out our winning entry...
"In the Library"

Sora can be accessed from a device or on the web!

We want to ensure that students and staff members continue to access our quality library services in an online environment so that our community of readers has books and other resources for academic and recreational reading. Click on the link for web access or get the app. Students and teachers may sign in with their school email addresses. We have thousands of eBooks and audiobooks. If you use a public library card, you triple the titles available to you. Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter for more detailed directions. Happy Reading.

What Are We Reading?

The titles featured below are the 4 most popular books in our print, eBook, and audiobook collections in the first few weeks of September.
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All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.
When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not so odd after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

Who Will You Meet When You Visit the OHS Library?

"The most important asset of any library goes home at night – the library staff."

-Timothy Healy

Library Love: Who Helps Beautify Our space?

Our library is decorated with stunning student artwork, thanks to our amazing art teachers (Ms. Casquarelli is pictured below).
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New Acquisitions

We have brand new library furniture that is easily stacked and wiped down. It is also light and can be moved and reconfigured easily. Students are enjoying our new reading chairs as well. They can often be seen curling up with a good book!
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Banned Books Week 9/27-10/3

Sunday, Sep. 27th, 12am


Banned Books Week (September 27 - October 3, 2020) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools

Christine Sartory, OHS Librarian

I received my MLS from Queens College in 1993, and I am beginning my 28th year in OSD. I live in Massapequa with my husband, son and dog, Rhett.