Welcome to the BHS South Library!

Peace, Love, Books.

Library Hours and Access

7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

All three lunches, and seminar with a valid pass and student ID.

Your ID is your magic ticket to all things library! Use your student ID to reset your computer password, check out all materials, and check-in for library visits.

Check out an Audiobook Player and Read Along!

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What is it?


A playaway is a pre-loaded, self-playing digital audio book.

•A playaway is a great and different way for an avid reader or struggling reader to listen to a story.

•No downloads needed. Just simply plug in your earphones or mini-speakers and enjoy.

•**We have many of the books that students read in their English classes.

I received a BPL Tech Card- what is it?

Our district has a great partnership with the Bentonville Public Library, and BHS now has access to some great resources from them. Every student at BHS will receive a Tech Card (English teachers are currently getting these to our students). The Tech Cards give each student access at school and at-home to the databases, test-prep resources, and electronic books, music, and downloadables that the public library offers.

Students will visit www.bentonvillelibrary.org, and click on Student Portal under resources. These resources are organized by grade-level, there is also an alphabetized list that may have something more appropriate.

Tech Card #: Enter the 14-digit Tech Card barcode number (no spaces)

PIN # For All Cards: 1234

Introduction to BPL Tech Cards

Your Library Staff

Mrs. Traci Holland

Librarian at BHS since Fall of 2011

Librarian at George Elementary, Springdale, 2010-2011

Librarian at Fairview Elementary, Fort Smith, 1998-2007

Writing Teacher at Fairview Elementary, Fort Smith 1998-2007

Master’s of Library Science/Educational Technology, Arkansas Tech University

Bachelor’s of Elementary Education and Middle School English, Arkansas Tech University

Mrs. Holland enjoys reading (comes with the job), running, church activities, and spending time with her family.

Favorite type of reads include historical fiction, realistic fiction, biographies, and historical nonfiction.

Mrs. Mary Jo Thicksten, Librarian

Librarian at BHS since Fall of 2011

English Teacher at BHS, 2008-2011

English Teacher at Pea Ridge HS, 2007-08


Master's of Library Science, University of Oklahoma

Bachelor's of Broadcast Journalism, University of Alabama

Graduate of Van Buren High School


Mrs. Thicksten enjoys reading (obvs!), spending time around the fire pit with her husband Chris, and daughter Mary Beth, hiking and camping, and is a news and research junkie.


Favorite type of reads include dystopian lit, ghost stories, memoirs, and nonfiction.

Mrs. Connie Burns, Library Assistant

Mrs. Burns has been at BHS since 2009. She has extensive library experience, serving in the Lincoln Junior High Library for eight years prior, and Old High Middle School.


Her favorite type of reads include memoirs, nonfiction, and historical fiction.