Antelope High School Library News

May 2020

Checking in Titan Families!

The AnHS Library is here for you during the school closure. 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. If you have additional questions, you can email me at

Hope you and your families are staying healthy!

End of the Year Procedures

We have not yet received the go ahead from the County or District for book and/or Chromebook returns; however, we are able to share the following with you.

1. All library fines that have accumulated during the school closure will be waived.

2. Current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be returning their materials in the Fall on Schedule Pick-up Day, August 7th, 2020. This date may be subject to change!

3. Tentatively, we are planning for seniors to return their books and Chromebooks the Week of May 18th to May 22nd. Students should not come to campus until we confirm dates with them. We will be communicating with seniors and their families once we have approval from the County and District.

All other questions should be directed to me at

Library Happenings

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

"While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. There are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency regardless of the situations they are dealing with" (Mental Health America, 2020).

Check out some award-winning student resources below.


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.

Need to Lift Your Spirits Titans?

Take advantage of the free eBook and audiobook resources below and jump into a great 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

Student Contest Opportunities

Gear Up for the NYT's Summer Reading Challenge

Every week, the New York Times will ask participants to choose something in The Times that has sparked their interest. Teens must then tell them why. At the end of the week, judges from the Times newsroom pick favorite responses and publish them. Click here for the rules and guidelines.

Contest Dates: June 12-August 21, 2020

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!

Library Resources

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.


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.