Barrington High School Library!

June 2022

Happy Graduation & Congratulations to the Class of 2022! Best Wishes for Success! We will miss you!

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Reading Across BHS - Summer Reading at Barrington High School!

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It's Summer Reading for Fun! And Extra Credit!

Find a Reading Partner and Click here for information how to earn extra credit with your summer reading

Thanks so much to Barrington High School Senior Ryan Barney who worked with Dr. Costa and Dr. Blanchard to revise and lead the BHS Summer Reading Re-Design at BHS to successfully complete her Senior Project and include student survey data in the Summer Reading program.

According to the American Library Association, the benefits of summer reading for students include:

  • encouragement that reading become a lifelong habit

  • reluctant readers can be drawn in by the activities

  • reading over the summer helps children keep their skills up

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For questions about summer reading please email Librarian Dr. Costa or English Department Chairperson Dr. Blanchard

Special Thank You to Barrington High School Parents' Association for Library funding for summer reading books!

BHS Library Diversity Audit - Supporting All Learners and Giving Voice to Student Diversity & Cultures

Senior student Hannah Bai completed her Senior Project in the BHS Library with Dr. Costa researching and developing a Diversity Audit of the Library collection to help our Library create a more diverse and inclusive collection.

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Barrington High School Library & BHS Project Lit Community Book Club - Working together to fight literacy deserts in our Community!

BHS Senior Lucas Matthews designed and led Project Lit Book Club at BHS with Dr. Costa.

Lucas completed his Senior Project in the Library creating the Project Lit Book Club including organizing community book meetings!

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2021-2022 Project Lit Book Selections at BHS!

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater (themes of gender identity, sexuality, & social justice).

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz (themes of gender roles, Mexican-American identity, and sexuality).

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline (themes such as identity & humans and nature).

Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boullie (themes include modern reservation life and social justice).

Scythe by Neal Shusterman (a dystopian novel with themes such as corruption, justice, and mortality).

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BHS Library Welcomes Parents/Families for BHS Engagment Day with Video Written and Produced by BHS Senior Sarah Yee

Celebrating Barrington High School Parent & Families Engagement Day at the Library!

Watch the video and learn more about BHS Library!

BHS Library Welcomes Parents/Families for BHS Engagement Day!

Sarah Yee completed her Senior Project with Dr. Costa writing, producing, and staring in a video welcoming parents and families to the BHS Library for the Barrington Schools Parent/Families Engagement Day! Don't miss all the exciting learning and collaborating in the BHS Library!

Don't miss! BHS Library video

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Our gratitude and thanks so much to The Barrington Education Foundation for funding the new collaborative learning areas in the BHS Library! BEF generous grant is Much appreciated!

NEW @ BHS Library ! Join the BHS Library & BHS Sunrise Social Media Interns!

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BHS freshman students working with Dr. Costa and Eagle News Network Producer Senior student Jack Culton and ENN SUNRISE advisor Mr. West, are BHS Library to create a new ENN social media team.

Follow ENN Wings for daily posting on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!

Dr. Costa is Common Sense Media Ambassador! Teaching CSM at BHS!

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Welcome to our new Library Assistant Ms. Gillam - Stop by the Library and say Hi!

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Barrington High School Food Drive for TAP-IN! Over 1,000 items Dontated!

Thanks so much to BHS Science Teacher Ms. Nicodemus for teaming up the BHS Library, National Honor Society, FBLA, Environmental Club, and Allied Health Club to collect over 1,000 items to donate to Barrington TAP-IN! Well-done!!

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BHS Library Card Sign Up Day! with Barrington Public Library A Great Success thanks to BHS Senior Project student Olivia Daniello

Senior student Olivia Daniello completed her Senior Project with Dr. Costa and Barrington Public Librarian Tanya Paglia organizing and promoting The BHS Annual Library Card Sign Up Day and building the ongoing partnership between the BHS Library and the Barrington Public Library!

Stop by BHS Library for a Barrington Public Library card application

or click here for an online application!

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Thank You to BHS alumni Kaylee Feather (class of 2018) for Volunteering in the BHS Library & Best Wishes as a new student at the URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies

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Kaylee is finishing her student teaching with an undergraduate degree from the University of Rhode Island and just enrolled in the URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. Thank you Kaylee for all of your help at BHS!

Coming Soon! Please Welcome URI Graduate School of Library and Information Studies student Ms. Tess Alexandre!

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Barrington High School Research Lessons & MLA Citation Information!

Barrington High School is first and foremost a teaching Library!

Students have many opportunities to learn about Library resources, research process, and how to evaluate sources for reliability, credibility, and scholarship! Students come to the BHS Library for instruction and BHS Librarian Dr. Costa also teaches students in their classrooms!

How to Find Resources From the BHS Library!

BHS on the Web

BHS online databases & subscription resources

Must be logged in with BPS Google account to view

BHS Library Catalog (eBooks)

BHS Library Catalog (print books)

Free eBooks & Resources check back for updates!

BHS Library MLA Samples

BHS Library MLA Checklist

MLA Supports from OWL Purdue

Check Out BHS Library Website!

Click Barrington High School Library


Go to

Click MORE tab (on right side of page)

Click LEARNIG tab

Click BHS Library

Bookmark the website for easy access!

Newest Resource! Audio Books for BHS students with Learning Ally! Ask Dr. Costa for more information!

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Write RI Summer Contest! Apply by June 30th! For more information, stop by the Library and see Dr. Costa

Write Where You Are is collecting stories, written and recorded, from RI students in grades 7-12.

Here is a prompt from WriteRI

Tip #1

Introduce us to your place or take us on a walk through your neighborhood. You might choose to walk, ride a bike, skateboard, take a bus or use a car. Tell us how to get there and what we might find when we do. Do you talk to anyone? Let us hear their voices. We want to hear, smell and see what you experience.

Submissions need to WriteRI by Thursday, June 30th. Guidelines and submission information can be found here. Students can record their stories at home (click here for recording tips).

Don't miss Dr. Costa's 6 Episode Video Series on Senior Project Research Process!

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BHS Library - Senior Project Research Templates, Resources, & Videos!

Episode 1: The Preliminary Research Process

Episode 2: Conducting Deep Research

Episode 3: Developing MLA Citation Format

Episode 4: Creating and Using In-Text & Parenthetical Citations

Episode 5: Formatting a Works Cited Page

Episode 6: Resource Validation Criteria & Defense

Thanks to RI Secretary of State's Office for BHS Library Celebration of Women's History!

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