Antelope High School Library News

October 2019

What is the Library Celebrating this Month?

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Join TAB at the Haunted Library

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is hosting a showing of Hocus Pocus on October 25th from 3:30-5:30 pm. Face painting, spooky character performances, an interactive maze, and games are just a few of the event's fun activities. Prizes can be won!

Digital Citizenship Week Is October 14-18th!

During this week, Titans will reflect on their social media use and think about how their actions online might affect others. Students can participate in these lunch time activities in front of the Library! Watch the video below to learn more about Digital Citizenship.

Teacher and Librarian Collaboration = Student Success

Special Education Students Learn How to Use the Read & Write App

Mr. Silva, Ms. Morrison, and Ms. Cheney's classes teamed up with the Library to install and learn to use the Read & Write App.

Students practiced the following:

  • listening to text read aloud from Google Docs and websites
  • conducting web searches by highlighting a word
  • looking up words in the app dictionary
  • talking to type
  • screen masking to focus on a limited amount of text
  • highlighting
  • translating

The students found the app really useful. The absolutely loved the talk to type feature.

PLTW Students Practice Their Research Skills and Prepare for their Future!

PLTW PBS students had some good conversations about when to use the Internet for searching and when to use a database. They were also introduced to some important databases on campus, learned how to search with keywords, practiced with the database tools, and learned how to conduct an Advanced Search.

PLTW BI students received a refresher lesson on database searching and some advanced search techniques.

All students were shown where to access important database and search resources on campus.

English 11 Students Prepare for their Argumentative Research Essays

English 11 teachers are teaming up with the Library to prepare their students to conduct quality research. Students will learn how to curate keywords appropriate to their topics, how to keyword search in databases designed for controversial topics, and how to apply advanced search strategies. Citation tools will also be demonstrated.

Student Opportunities

New Essay Contest Opportunity!

Encourage your favorite Titan to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by naming and explaining why a Hispanic or Latino, past or present, inspires them to dream big. The essay (500 words or less) deadline is October 31, 2019! Students can win a $1500 scholarship or an iPad. Click here for details.

New York Times Editorial Cartoon Contest

The NYT invites students to channel their thoughts about issues like the 2020 presidential race, climate change, student loans, racism, vaping or gun control — all topics the 2018 winners took on — or about any other subject The Times covers, into images. Click here for more details. The deadline is November 12, 2019!

Reader's Corner

Recently Added Library Titles

Check out our new arrivals, popular titles, and important library links! We get twelve new, award winning titles in every month, and we also take student suggestions. Come and check them out on the new arrival display bookshelf!

Join Us for the California Young Reader Medal Reading Challenge

Read the three nominated books in the Young Adult category from the following Book List and then vote for your favorite title. Ballots will be cast in March 2020. A celebration party will be held for those students who complete the challenge. Stay tuned for dates. Food and prizes will be given out and a Battle of the Books contest will be held. Start reading Titans! See Mrs. McCoy for a Student Success Library Card to access the books.

Students as Content Creators

Voice of the Students (VOTS)

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 inaugural 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 this month.

Way to be trailblazers Titans!

Resources and Information

Antelope Learning Lab (ALL)

Does your teen need a quiet place to study? Does your teen need tutoring after school?

ALL has started! Join us in the AnHS Library, after school, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 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 Mrs. Gorkhali for an ALL attendance slip. We are ALL in for student learning and success here at Antelope High School.

Questions? Contact the Learning Lab @ or

ALL Learning Lab will be closed on the following dates for Staff and District meetings:

October 9-10th

October 15th

October 29-30th

November 19-20th

December 17-19th

January 7-9th

January 21st

January 29th

February 18th

March 11-12th

March 17th

April 21st

May 19th

Cameron's Collection of Ebooks for Mental Health and Awareness

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.


Search for books from home using our OPAC. Place a hold on your favorite titles. Pick up your requested book(s) at the Library Circulation Desk.


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.

Sacramento Bee Electronic Resources

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. 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.

After School Library Hours

Monday 1:35 - 2 pm (PLT Meeting Days)


Monday 1:35 - 4 pm (Special Library Event Days)

Tuesday 2:35 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday 2:35 - 4:00 pm

Thursday 2:35 - 4:00 pm

Friday 2:35 - 3 pm (may stay open later based on student need)

Minimum Days 12:11 - 1:30 pm

Upcoming Library Events

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 2:45-3:15pm

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) Club will hold its second meeting of the year on 10/8/19. TAB provides students with the opportunity to participate in community service, leadership opportunities, and the promotion and celebration of everything library, by and for teens. Come join us and get involved in the Book Club, Movie Nights, and community service!

The Haunted Library

Friday, Oct. 25th, 3:30-5:30pm

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

Join us for the showing of Hocus Pocus and some fun interactive activities in the AnHS Library.

Teen Librarian Meghan Casey Visits AnHS

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 11am-1pm

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

Meghan Casey from the North Highlands-Antelope Library will be on campus during both lunches. Encourage your favorite Titan to check out the new books she has, find out about volunteering at the local library, and more! Plus, she always has freebies!

League of Literature (LOL) Book Club: The Hate U Give

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 10:45-11:15am

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

Join us in the Library on 11/05/19 during Titan 28 to discuss and share about our latest book club title!