Antelope High School Library News

April 2020

Checking in Titan Families!

The AnHS Library is here for you during the school closure, with the exception of Spring Break from April 4-13, 2020. If your favorite Titan needs Chromebook help, please go to the following link to complete a repair form and schedule a time to pick up a loaner device. I highly recommend taking care of any issues this week since we will be on break next week. If you have additional questions, you can email me at

Hope you and your families are staying healthy!

COVID-19 Resources Newsletter

Check out last month's COVID-19 Resources Newsletter!

Celebrate National Library Week Virtual Style

Take advantage of the free eBook resources during the COVID-19 pandemic and check out a book! Submit a virtual review for your fellow Titans here!

Links to several resources.

Project Gutenberg eBooks

LibriVox Audiobooks

National Emergency Library - eBooks and audiobooks

Junior Library Guild Digital Home - new titles available daily, unlimited use!

Username: JLGHI
Password: JLGFREE

Free eBooks from Mackin

Username: antelopehs

Password: antelopehs

Poetry and Short Story Reference Center

User Id: antelopetrial

Password: trial!20

New InfoBase Resources Now Available to AnHS!

Titans can now access over 30 new high quality resources in all subject areas. Access to video streaming and full feature films is also available.

Username: 11080368-user
Password: digital

Once Titans enter the above username and password in the feature films section, they can use the following credentials to open each individual film:

Username: 000001

Password: galaxy

Source Reference


Password: Credo54!

Student Contest Opportunities

Celebrate Poetry Month with These Contests!

Check out any of the following contests with deadlines ranging from April to Fall. Just want to hear some poetry? Tune in, Monday-Friday, to Keep Calm and Poem On on Instagram @librarygirl7801 and listen to Mrs. McCoy read aloud.

Just Poetry!

Library of Poetry

The Adroit Prizes for Poetry and Prose

Poetry and Spoken Word Competition 2020

Rattle Young Poets Anthology

Hanging Loose Magazine

NYTs Editorial Contest Extended to April 21st

Write an editorial on an issue that matters to you. Rules and guidelines here. The COVID-19 pandemic may be a perfect topic.

NYT Podcast Challenge

Imagine yourself — or, perhaps, you and your friends — as hosts of your own podcast. What would you talk about? Would you tell a story, interview guests about a topic you're exploring, or just have a conversation about a hot topic.

In the NYT's Third Annual Podcast Challenge, teens can submit an original work, of five minutes or less. Click here to explore ideas and for the rules and guidelines!

Contest Dates: April 9, 2020 - May 19, 2020

Ocean Awareness Contest

2020 Theme - Climate Hope: Transforming Crisis

The global Ocean Awareness Contest is a platform for young people to learn about ocean issues through art-making and creative communication, and where teens can explore their relationship to a changing world and become advocates for environmental action. Deadline is June 15, 2020! Click here for information.

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

The John Lennon Songwriting Contest is open to amateur and professional songwriters who submit entries in any one of 12 categories (Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, Rhythm & Blues, Hip Hop, Latin, Folk, Gospel/Inspirational, Electronic, and Children's). You don't need a professional recording. Entries will be judged on originality, melody, composition, and lyrics (when applicable). Instrumental compositions are encouraged. Deadline is June 15, 2020!

Congressional Art Competition Deadline Extended!

This is a nationwide, high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. Antelope's Congressional Representative is Doris Matsui. Her office will be accepting art pieces from March 30th to April 30th. Click here for the general guidelines. See the attached PDF for more information.

Library Resources

Student Help for Research, Apps, and e-Texts!

Do you need help searching the catalog, help with searching in the ABC Clio (social sciences) database, researching our other databases or the Internet, or help accessing and using the Government e-text and Read & Write or Bookshare apps? Click here for instructions and short video tutorials to get you started. Remember that you can always come and see me, Mrs. McCoy in the Library.


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.


Want to search for quality information on the Internet? Access WebPath Express through our Library catalog and be confident in the information you find. Scroll to the bottom of this Google page to watch a short video and learn how to search for articles, images, videos, and more using WebPath Express directly from our library catalog.


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.


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.