What's New @ the Library

October 2019

April Henry Author Field Trip

On October 21st, Nicole Cruz and Debbie Garza will chaperone 35 SHS students and 30 SA3 students on a field trip to the Pharr Event Center. The students will hear notable YA author April Henry speak. We have four books by April Henry at the library.


New York Times-bestselling author April Henry knows how to kill you in a two-dozen different ways. She makes up for a peaceful childhood in an intact home by killing off fictional characters. There was one detour on April's path to destruction: when she was 12 she sent a short story about a six-foot tall frog who loved peanut butter to noted children's author Roald Dahl. He liked it so much he showed it to his editor, who asked if she could publish it in an international children's magazine. By the time she was in her 30s, April had started writing about hit men, kidnappers, and drug dealers. She has published 24 mysteries and thrillers for teens and adults, with more to come. She is known for meticulously researching her novels to get the details right.

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Banned Book Week Sept 22-28

Banned Book Week activities included an interactive display for students and staff; National Voter Registration Drive; Poet Presentation with Eddie Vega; and Self-Defense Demonstration by Master Bob Davis and associates.
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OPAC -Online Public Access Catalog

Do you know how to find a book either print or digital at the library? Go to www.sharylandisd.org Select Academia. Select Atriuum/OPAC. Select Display across from Sharyland High School. Search by keyword, title, author, subject, or series.
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Constitution Day Celebrated with Library Challenge

Students were engaged in a library challenge on Constitution Day. Students drew a random challenge question and were guided to a digital resource to find the correct answer. Students were also able to pose with Lady Liberty.
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Chromebook Check Out

Students and staff may check out a Chromebook for a week at a time. Students must first get a parent permission slip. They must not have any late books or fines. They return the permission slip signed and then can have the device for one week. Students and staff may check out the devices more than once, but the device may not be checked out for consecutive weeks.
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How would you be able to survive a drought? Or would you? READ - DRY

When the California drought escalates to catastrophic proportions, one teen is forced to make life and death decisions for her family in this harrowing story of survival,

The drought—or the Tap-Out, as everyone calls it—has been going on for a while now. Everyone’s lives have become an endless list of don’ts: don’t water the lawn, don’t fill up your pool, don’t take long showers.

Until the taps run dry.

Suddenly, Alyssa’s quiet suburban street spirals into a warzone of desperation; neighbors and families turned against each other on the hunt for water. And when her parents don’t return and her life—and the life of her brother—is threatened, Alyssa has to make impossible choices if she’s going to survive.
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United States Flag

Nydia Gonzalez and her principles of law students pose for a photo. The students created the flag and donated it to the library to honor heroes of 9.11.
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Library Orientation

All SHS and SA3 freshmen attended a library orientation lesson. Students learned about library hours, calculator and chromebook check outs, MackinVIA, and library programming.
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