Lawrence High School Library

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September 2022 - Issue #52

Have a free period? Teacher out? Study Hall? Come visit the Library!

Lunch Passes are now available! Visit before going to lunch.

Quote of the Month

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Hispanic Heritage Month

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September 15, 2022 - October 15, 2022

Hispanic Heritage Month

Recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have inspired others to achieve success. The theme for 2022 is "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation ."

Spanish and Latino Podcasts for Learning—and Laughing

From stories, TED Talks, news, and everything else, find a podcast for you!

66 New Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Check out these new books published in 2022, including new and well-known and beloved writers.

Top 13 Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2022

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with stories of immigration, love, survival, coming-of-age, folklore and many others that span the cultures of Mexico, Spain, the Caribbean, and South and Central America.

Hispanic Heritage and History in the United States

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month to honor the many contributions Hispanic Americans have made and continue to make to the United States of America. Includes lesson plans and more about Hispanic history and heritage.

Banned Books Week

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Banned Books Week! September 18 - 24

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.

Frequently Challenged Books

Every year, the Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. Check this out to see if you have read any!

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Read An eBook Day - September 18, 2022

Read An eBook Day is observed every September 18 to celebrate the 24/7 reading accessibility and ease that ebooks offer. Check out your Sora found in your Google waffle and read an ebook today!

Teachers Corner

Looking for Current Events Articles??

To find out how you can access NY Times, Newsday, and Wall Street Journal, email Ms. V at for the access code!

Amazing Giveaways for Teachers

WeAreTeachers has given away over $5 million in prizing. See what’s up for grabs right now

Places To Find A Good Book!

Find A Book in the LHS Virtual Library, Sora

Use your Google waffle to access Sora!

Using SORA

It’s in your Google Waffle - adding Lawrence Public Schools, Nassau BOCES School Library System & your Peninsula Library Card


  • Sora is found on your chrome books in your Google waffle.

  • Click on the Green button which says Find My School - Sign in

using Lawrence School District or type in zip code (11516)

(Lawrence High School)

  • Click on your email and BAM !!

You are in! You can now download ebooks & audiobooks to your Chromebook

Adding Your Peninsula Public Library Card & Nassau BOCES School Library System

  • In Sora, there are three lines in the upper right corner (the hamburger)

  • Click on ‘Add a Library’

  • In ‘Find Your Library’, type in Peninsula Public Library

  • It should display as 280 Central Avenue, Lawrence NY

  • Click on green button This is my library

  • Do it all over again this time type in Nassau BOCES School Library System

  • You do not need a library card to borrow from Lawrence School District or Nassau BOCES School Library System

  • You are now able to search & borrow from all three virtual libraries!

  • You must have a library card to borrow from Peninsula Public Library

Epic Reads

Looking for your next great read? Check out Epic Reads. Includes Young Adult books from A to Z. Including videos, new releases, interviews, top lists and much more!

Peninsula Public Library

Take a peek at what is going on at the Library! Find a book for curb side pick up! Take a trip to a museum with free passes! Database access also available.Use your library card to borrow books using Sora or get free homework help from


Access Our School Databases for Research

Username: xg39 and Password: nbsls

Questions? Ideas?

Issue #52- September 2022