Antelope High School Library News

September 2021

Previous Newsletter

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Library Happenings

Wow, 782 Books Checked Out!

Over the past two weeks and in Collaboration with English and ELD classes, Titans have been Speed Dating with books in the ANHS Library. Speed dating allows students to be exposed to a diverse collection of books and then select a book or two or three that they really want to read. I love the excitement around these wonderful YA books. Click on the slide below to view students in action!

Library Card Drive

September is Library Card Signup month! Signup for a public library card in as little as 5 minutes and gain access to free resources and reads. Signing up for a library card provides access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programming that transforms lives and strengthens communities (ALA, 2021). “A library card is the ticket you need to travel across the globe. It allows you to experience stories that can connect you to diverse and empowering experiences," said Dias.

Click on one of the following links to sign up for your public library card today! Once you apply, you can immediately start accessing the library's online resources. Take a screenshot of your application confirmation and show it to us in the ANHS Library for some free swag!

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15

“The 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month theme invites us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope. It also encourages us to reflect on all the contributions Hispanics have made in the past and will continue to make in the future" (Ms. Eliana De León)

Humanity is going through very painful moments caused by the pandemic, but we must remember that after the storm comes the calm. In this portrait, we can appreciate a hand that raises the flags of Hispanics together with people of different ethnicities looking towards a majestic rainbow that represents Hope. 'Esperanza!' The greatness of America can be measured by the collective contributions of its citizens past and present, and our future will be measured by our ability to uphold and instill unto others our most valuable assets: our shared culture, history, knowledge, and sense of community" (Ms. Adroma Castillo)

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a Choice Board

Click on the Choice Board below to experience titles celebrating voices from Latin America.

Banned Books Week (September 26-October 2, 2021)

This year's theme is "Books Unite Us. Censorship Divides Us." Sharing stories important to us means sharing a part of ourselves. Books reach across boundaries and build connections between readers. Censorship, on the other hand, creates barriers (ALA, 2021).

Jason Reynolds will be the first honorary chair of Banned Books Week and he is excited about it! This year marks the 39th celebration of Banned Books Week since its first celebratory year in 1982 (ALA, 2021).

“I’m excited about this year’s theme, which is so simple, yet so powerful. What does it mean when we say, ‘Books unite us?’ It means that books are the tethers that connect us culturally. Stories ground us in our humanity; they convince us that we’re not actually that different and that the things that are actually different about us should be celebrated because they are what make up this tapestry of life” (Reynolds, 2021).

Come and check out our Banned Books Display in the Library for your next fave read!

Click here for the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020.


Browse our Challenged Books Collection here. Click "see all" to view all titles.

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Teen Advisory Board (TAB) & Club Rush!

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 book club, and community service drives to our Library. Students can join during Club Rush Week, September 8-10, 2021 at
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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 thirteen new, award winning titles in every month, and we also take student suggestions. Come and check them out on the new arrival display bookshelf!
Book Den

Click here for access to our library catalog and more!

ANHS Library Collections

Click here for our diverse cultures and other topic collections. Just click on the "Collections" tab at the top of the page!

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.

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.

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

Contest Details for September to November

Click here for teen contests with October and November deadlines!

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

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.