Antelope High School Library News

April 2019

April is Poetry Month

Join us in the LIbrary the week of April 23rd-26th for Open Mic Poetry during both lunches! Read a favorite poem or share poetry of your own!

Enjoy These Poems and "Novels in Verse" Excerpts

The 31st Youth Poetry Contest is Now Open

Students, grades 1 - 12, living in Roseville or the greater Sacramento Area, are encouraged to write from the heart and the mind as they piece together words that are special to them, make you laugh, or tell a story.

Online only entry forms are available from April 1 - April 30, 2019. Contest winners will be notified in May.

Enter the contest by visiting Good Luck Titans!


“Poetry lays the foundations for a future of change," wrote Audre Lorde. From Allen Ginsberg inspiring a generation of nonconformity, to young women around the world reciting poetry for “International Day of the Girl,” to spoken word artists calling for change in our streets and schools, poetry has long celebrated the rhythms of language and the right to self-expression, all while sowing the seeds for revolution.

This month, give us the world in a new form, conjuring poetry into stanzas, meter, or free verse; or with an original piece of spoken word (poetry performed aloud). We’ll award two top prizes—one for a written poem, and one for a recorded performance. Click here for more information.

Competition Opens: April 1, 2019

Submit draft for Expert Review: April 8

Final Entries Due: April 16, 2019

New York Times' Blackout Poetry Contest | April 4-May 9, 2019

Create a poem composed from words and phrases found in Times' articles. We are inviting students to submit blackout poems created from a print New York Times page. Students will photograph their submissions, and can use any page of any edition of The Times in print. Click here for more information! Access the New York Times for free from our Gale, ProQuest Central Student, SIRS Issues Researcher, and Britannica databases. Find the usernames and passwords for the databases here!

Note: You must be logged in as an ANHS student to access the passwords!

Students can also access free print Times' pages in the Library from April 8th-May 3rd.

Prom Drive Starts This Week!

The AnHS Library is accepting donations for our third annual Prom Drive from April 4th through April 12th. Local teens, ages 13-19, can shop on designated giveaway days through late April at any Sac Library branch. Click here for Sac Library Prom Drive information.

Needed items include:

  • Gently used formal wear for her, him and they
  • Dresses, suits, shoes, accessories and other attire

There is Still Time to Submit Your Creations to VOTS!

The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is set to launch our digital edition of youth created content. We will post each new edition in the monthly newsletter and on our website. Students will be able to submit poetry, short stories, zines, artwork, short films, and movie or book reviews. Encourage your Titan to submit their work to Mrs. McCoy in the Library. They can share via Google Drive to or attach in an email. We can't wait to see what our Titans produce and share.

Deadline for the April Issue is April 26th. Thank you to those who have already submitted!

LOL Book Club News

The next LOL Book Club meeting is April 23rd during Titan 28 in the Library. Still want to join? Come and pick up your copy in the Library today! We are currently reading All the Light We Cannot See.

More Teen Contests - Stretch Yourself!

Teen Ink Cover Art Contest

Each month, one artist or photographer's work will be chosen to represent that month's issue. No deadline - submissions accepted year-round.


  • Submit thematic artwork and photos (preferably of other teens) for a chance to represent an entire month of Teen Ink
  • Teen Ink will only consider photos and artwork by teens
  • The best images for the cover are clear, in color, close up, high resolution, and vertically oriented.
  • Artwork must be scanned or well photographed (no flash) and submitted
  • There is no limit to the number of images you can submit!!

Click here for prize and submission 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. Click here for more information. Deadline is June 15, 2019!

New York Times' Podcast Challenge | April 18-May 21, 2019

Make an original podcast, of five minutes or less, to inform and entertain listeners. Click here for more information!

Local Teen Librarian Visits AnHS

Thursday, April 25th, 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!


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

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 Chromebooks/computers, printers, and calculators, and access Library Resources.

We can even provide documentation for the time the student attended. Just have them ask Miss Raatz or Mrs. Gorkhali for an ALL attendance slip. We are ALL in for student learning and success here at Antelope High School.

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

April 23rd

May 21st

What if my Titan needs access to a Chromebook outside of class and does not have one?

The AnHS Library has Chromebooks available for use at lunch and after school. Any student who needs access to a Chromebook or printing services can take advantage of our Library resources. Library hours can be viewed here. The local North Highlands-Antelope Library is also a great resource for technology.


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 (quality) source for a school project or paper? Access a variety of quality and credible sources right from home on the AnHS Library Webpage.
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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 and password 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.