Old Town High School Library

Fall 2012 Newsletter

Welcome Back to School!

Do you need books or online resources for a class project or new unit? I’m here to help you find just the right resources for you and your classroom. Just send me an email or stop by the library to let me know what you need.

I love having your classes come to the library for their research and projects! Make sure to call or email me to schedule your classroom visits to the library.

Library Schedule & Student Passes

Library opens Friday, September 7th.

Please remember to give students a pass to the library.

Study Halls

  • Students with multiple study halls may only come to the library for one study hall per day.
  • Study halls periods 1, 2 and 5 should be limited to 20 passes.
  • Study halls period 3 should be limited to 5 passes from each study hall.
  • Study halls period 4 should be limited to 10 passes from each study hall.


  • Tutorial students should only be given a pass if they need to use library resources and on a limited basis.
  • If a student has a tutorial AND a study hall on the same day they should come to the library during study hall and not be given a pass from tutorial.

E-books in the library

E-books can be read on computers or downloaded to many popular e-readers. We have popular fiction titles like The Hunger Games and many of the non-fiction books include simultaneous access and were purchased to provide resources for your classroom projects. Check out our new e-book titles on Follett Shelf.

Audiobooks in the library

We have a small but growing collection of audiobooks that can be downloaded to an iPod or Android device.

Links to download the Apps can be found on the Catalist site at https://www.catalistdigital.com/students/mobile.html

View titles available in our catalog.

If you have recommendations for audiobooks you would like to see added, please let me know.

Stop by the library to learn more about these great new additions to our library resources

2011-2012 Year in Review

Check out some of our library statistics from last year.

Primary Sources and the Common Core State Standards

The Library of Congress has great resources for teachers. Check out the fall issue of Teaching with Primary Sources Journal which is all about using primary sources to meet the Common Core Standards.

100 Best-Ever Teen Novels

Check out the list of top 100 young adult books put together by NPR. More than 1200 books were nominated and from that list a panel of judges narrowed the list to 235, which were then voted on by the public to determine the top 100.

Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels

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