Burrolibrary Weekly Update

Your guide for all things Hillsboro High School Library!

April 5th-9th

Library is Open!

VIRTUAL STUDENTS! It is open to you too! Ordering your books online at www.limitlesslibraries.org or just email us questions and we can help you out! We will get books prepped for you and place those at the Main Office for pick-up!

Joyce.claassen@mnps.org or GIllian.Hutchinson@mnps.org

In-Person Students! The above applies to you to, but you have access within the building so follow this guide to collect books or asking questions in person.

Library is open 7-2 every school day for Research Questions, Tech Questions with your laptops, School Supply needs, and Book & Movie Checkout. Just get a Hall Pass from your teacher.

We are currently closed to after-school, computers, quiet study, and printing. :--- (

Thank you! This is all a phase in approach this year and will let you know as soon as we can open up the library more.

Congratulation to our Battle of the Books Team

Captain Anna Bigelow

Avery Roth

Amanda Shelton

Syrah Sanders

This Book Loving, Tea Chugging, Rules Challenging, force took control of the 2020-2021 MNPS Battle of the Books against other MNPS High Schools. They were first seed in the brackets during first round and lost out in overtime against Hume Fogg! It was safe to say that this Was Book Battle MADNESS! So proud of this team and how they took the challenge to read 13 Books this school year and rocked it at Battle of the Books! Follow us in Book Club to learn how you can be apart of this crew next year! Link to Books Read can be found HERE!

National School Library Month!

National Library Week (Info from Nashville Public Libraries) Let's show our NPL and Limitless Libraries partners some love next week!

Celebrate National Library Week April 4-10! This year’s theme is “Welcome to Your Library.” NPL extends far beyond its walls, and everyone is welcome to use our services. Whether in-person or online, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves. More info here. What do you love about your library? Give us a shout-out on social media the week of April 4! Tuesday, April 6: National Library Workers Day (#GRATEFUL4NPL) Wednesday, April 7: National Library Outreach Day (#GIVE2NPL) Thursday, April 8: Take Action for Libraries Day (#GROWNPL) Don't forget to tag @Burrolibrary in all your post!

Limitless Libraries Poster Contest!!!


Theme: What did books mean to you in 2020?


  • Use the official Paper for entry HERE or pick up sheet at Library Desk
  • Student may submit only 1 poster to his/her school librarian.
  • Poster Entry Returned to Library desk or emailed to Joyce.Claassen@mnps.org by Thursday April 22nd.
  • Limitless Libraries will contact the school with the poster winner by Friday, April 30.
  • The winner will receive a $25.00 gift card and copies of poster to share with friends and family.
  • Winning posters will be shared with branches and schools.

Poetry Month

We have an amazing selection of poetry at the Hillsboro Library! Swing by to see our display as well as the new book that just came in! We have a brand new copy of "The Hill We Climb" by Amanda Gorman who is the National Youth Poet Laureate that recited her poem at the 2021 Inauguration of President Biden.

Let's not forget that we have a Youth Poet Laureate at Hillsboro who will be competing in the

2021 National Youth Poet Laureate Commencement on May 20th! Read more about our own Alora Young who is a Senior at Hillsboro!

Register for Free National Youth Poet Laureate Tickets Here

Read the NFocus Article about Alora Young

Alora Young's Website with more of her Poetry

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Book Club Book of the Month

We will be gathering April 26th to Book Talk Sing! Unburied Sing!

Email me if you would like to join this discussion or secure a copy of the book!


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COMING SOON, a link to an EOC Testing Guide for all students & parents!

I'll add it here and on the front of www.burrolibrary.com

On this link you will find:

  • Which Courses Require an EOC
  • Schedule of Test for In-Person or Virtual
  • A list of FAQs on EOC test
  • Testing Times
  • Study Guides
  • Scheduled Make-up Dates
  • Testing Locations
Need to Talk to Claassen?

Research question? Library Question? Technology Question? Book a One on One office Visit where I can help you with all things library!

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Resource Tip of the Week!

Lynda is Now LinkenIn Learning!

Use your Limitless Libraries Account to access this Amazing Resource!

Library Card # is your student ID

Library PIN # is your Birthday MMDD (no year)

Hillsboro Library's New E-Book Collection!

We have access to our own catalog of Best Sellers & Young Adult Favorites through our new MackinVia E-Book Platform!

Collections Includes

  • Project Lit Books
  • Young Adult Best Sellers
  • Oprah Winfrey Book Club Picks
  • Reese Witherspoon Book Club Picks
  • a Collection of 50 Popular Young Adult Novels in Spanish
  • All the Diary of a Wimpy Kid & Harry Potter....because, why not!

To Access:

  1. Click Link
  2. Make sure to Select Hillsboro High School Nashville, TN
  3. User ID is your Student/Employee ID #
  4. PIN # for students is your birthday (No year) in 4 digits MMDD
  5. PIN # for teachers/staff is 2021

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