Antelope High School Library News

August 2019

Welcome Back Titan Families!

With our beautiful new Performing Arts Building almost complete and our wonderful Titan Culture ever present, our school year is off to a great start. Continue reading below for updates and information on everything Library.

Celebrate National Book Lover's Day!

Book Lover's Day is August 9, 2019. Come and check out our new arrivals in the Library! We receive 12 new and exciting titles every month, so come and dive into a great book. Don't know what you want to read? Just ask Mrs. McCoy for a recommendation or check out our Student Recommendation Board. See you at the Library!

Celebrate Women's Equality Day

Check out a great story about amazing women from our Storied and Historic Women displays at the end of the book shelves.

Library Card Sign-up Day with Teen Librarian Meghan Casey - Celebrate Your Library Superpowers!

Thursday, Aug. 29th 2019 at 11am-1pm

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

Students will have the opportunity to sign-up for a Sacramento Library Card on campus. This will allow students to not only access print resources at the local Library but also give them access to all of the Sacramento Library Databases and the new Libby App from their own homes! This is great for eBook reading and those research projects. We want students using vetted sources, not just Google.

Stop by the Library Card Drive Table in front of the Library, during both lunches, to pick up an application. Cards will be delivered to campus and be available for pickup from Mrs. Casey on September 26th. Mrs. Casey will also have lots of local library info for teens, freebies, and treats. See you there!

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

The AnHS LIbrary will be continuing our Teen Advisory Board for the 2019-2020 school year. Titan students will be in charge of designing, planning, and advertising events and programs of their choice to their fellow Titans. We are excited to ramp up our makerspace activities through this student group and bring a variety of new ideas such as compassionate making, a film/book club, and global citizenship to our Library. Students can join during Club Rush Week, September 19th-23rd.

Want to Participate in the TAB Book Club?

Every 5 weeks, we will be reading a new Young Adult (YA) title. Book Club meetings will be held during Titan 28 at the end of the five weeks. Meeting dates can be found on the bookmark you receive when you pick up your copy in the Library. Our first three novels are listed below.

Teen Competitions

Encourage your favorite Titan to enter one of the following contests for a chance to challenge themselves and win prizes!

Write the World


Can you write a story in 99 words or less? Flash fiction draws on the brevity of poetry and the story-arc of novels, compressing the very best parts of fiction into very small packages. Practice conciseness by writing your own narrative flash!

Competition Opens: August 5, 2019
Final Entries Due: August 20, 2019

Show Us Your Generation: A New York Times Photo Contest for Teenagers

In this contest, students are invited to take photographs that depict some aspect of teenage life that they think may be misunderstood, overlooked or largely unknown, and, in a short artist’s statement, say why. Link to New York Times contest calendar. Watch for updates closer to September!

Competition Opens: September 4, 2019

Final Entries Due: October 15, 2019

Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

Contests open on September 12, 2019! Check out the 17 art and 11 writing categories here. Entry requirements and information can be found here.

Entry Deadlines are the first two weeks of December.

John Lennon Songwriting Contest

The 2019 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Session II is now open. The deadline for entry is December 15, 2019. 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. Check out the prizes here!

Letters About Literature

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing contest for students in grades 4-12. Students are asked to read a fiction or nonfiction book, book series, short story, poem, essay, or speech (excluding song lyrics) and write to the author (living or dead) about how the book affected them personally. Cash prizes up to $2000! Deadline is the second week of December.

Unfortunately, this contest has been cancelled for this year. (Updated on 9/4/19)

River of Words Art and Poetry Contest

Look around you. See how your environment shapes the way you live and how you think about the world. Then write a poem or create a piece of art on what you discover. River of Words is an international poetry and art contest for youth on the theme of Watersheds. The contest is designed to help youth explore the natural and cultural history of the place they live and to express themselves through poetry and art. The contest is open to any child in the world, 5-19 years of age. Entry deadline is December 1, 2019

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, starting August 27, 2019, 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.

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

September 17th

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

1:1 Chromebook Roll-Out

All Freshmen and Seniors received Chromebooks and chargers on August 1-2, 2019.

Sophomores and Juniors have their already assigned Chromebooks from last year.

Optional Chromebook insurance coverage is available to purchase until September 8, 2019 without a device inspection. After that date, the Chromebook will need to be inspected prior to purchase. Forms and information can be found on the District website. Students can pay at Student Services on campus or online in the Webstore. The cost is $30 for one school year.

My Titan has not yet picked up their Chromebook!

If your Titan has not yet picked up their Chromebook, please have them do so ASAP. They will need to make sure data confirmation (Technology Acceptable Use Policy) is signed off on and complete in Homelink before doing so. They can pick up their Chromebook in the Library before school, at lunch, or after school. This also applies to all new students, grades 9-12.

Chromebook Expectations

Please remind your favorite Titan of these expectations outlined in their class syllabi. You can find more information about Chromebooks and digital equity on the Library webpage or the District webpage. Thank you for supporting your favorite Titan in being a great digital citizen!

  • Bring your Chromebook (CB) everyday, charged and ready to go!

    • If you bring your charger to school, charge at an appropriate time.

  • Take care of your Chromebook and follow all District guidelines

    • Loss or damage is your responsibility

  • Use your Chromebook appropriately in class

    • Only use CB when asked to by an instructor, share if necessary

    • Unless given permission, only use your assigned CB.

    • Stay on task! Only browse, game, chat or message if it’s part of the class lesson

    • Regularly participate, check and post on Google Classroom

    • Only post or access content, images, and sites that are school appropriate

    • Think before you post! No cyberbullying, no inappropriate language or racist terms

      • Chromebooks are monitored 24/7 and any inappropriate use will be forwarded on to admin and counselors


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