Antelope High School Library News

October 2021

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Library Happenings

Research Strategies and Digital Literacy

Over the past month and in collaboration with Health and Science classes, Titans have been practicing their research and digital literacy skills, so they can more effectively find, access, and evaluate sources and ethically navigate our information world. Students are learning to be inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, and alert digital citizens and effectively conduct research.

In preparation for their Biology project, the library engaged over 240 students on search strategies and database tools and navigation. Students learned how to search more effectively on the Internet and how to conduct background research before conducting searches in the databases.


8 Tips to Google Like a Pro

The library also engaged over 240 students on the topic of cyberbullying and news literacy. Students had thoughtful conversations around cyberbullying awareness and the need for anonymous reporting. Students also learned how to laterally read to confirm source credibility.



11 Facts About Cyberbullying

Seven Steps for Staying Sharp Online

October is LGBTQ+ History Month

"LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources" (Equality Forum, 2021).

Excellent support resources for LGBTQIA+ teens


The Trevor Project

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Gender Health Center

Click on the Choice Board below to find some award-winning LGBTQIA+ YA reads!

DigCit Week October 18-22, 2021

For DigCit Week, tell us how you are being a "thoughtful, empathetic digital citizen, who can wrestle with the important ethical questions at the intersection of technology and humanity" (Mattson, 2017). Use the #digcitweek and tag us @librarygirl7801 on Instagram or @anhs_lib on Twitter.

Stop by the table outside of the Library during both lunches on Monday, October 18, 2021 to choose your DigCit Superpower pin. Are you inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, or alert?

  • Inclusive - I am open to hearing and respectfully recognizing multiple viewpoints, and I engage with others online with respect and empathy.
  • Informed - I evaluate the accuracy, perspective, and validity of digital media and social posts.
  • Engaged - I use technology and digital channels for civic engagement, to solve problems and be a force for good in both physical and virtual communities.
  • Balanced - I make informed decisions about how to prioritize my time and activities online and off.
  • Alert - I am aware of my online actions, and know how to be safe and create safe spaces for others online.

Definitions from DigCitCommit

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The Global Read Aloud for Elatsoe Begins October 29th!

Alongside other people from around the world, we will be reading Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger, discussing each book section on Zoom, and then posting our #GRA21 @anhs_lib comments on Twitter or @librarygirl7801 comments on Instagram. In addition, and for historical context, we will also read and discuss some excerpts from An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People by Debbie Reese. The Global Read Aloud begins October 29th and runs for four weeks through December 3rd.

Reading & Zoom (3-4pm) Schedule:

Week 1 (10/29-11/4): Chapters 1-9 + Indigenous Week 1 Excerpts, Zoom November 5

Week 2 (11/5-11/11): Chapters 10-18 + Indigenous Week 2 Excerpts, Zoom November 12

Week 3 (11/12-11/18): Chapters 19-27 + Indigenous Week 3 Excerpts, Zoom November 19

Week 4 (11/19-12/2): Chapters 28-36 + Indigenous Week 4 Excerpts, Zoom December 3

In order to listen to the book being read aloud, we will have the audiobook available to those who join our GRA Book Club. Note: All audiobook and excerpt links can only be accessed by RJUHSD students using their accounts.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the following Google Form by October 28, 2021. Zoom and audiobook links will be emailed out to students on October 29, 2021.


Elatsoe—Ellie for short—lives in an alternate contemporary America shaped by the ancestral magics and knowledge of its Indigenous and immigrant groups. She can raise the spirits of dead animals—most importantly, her ghost dog Kirby. When her beloved cousin dies, all signs point to a car crash, but his ghost tells her otherwise: He was murdered.

Who killed him and how did he die? With the help of her family, her best friend Jay, and the memory of her great, great, great, great, great, great grandmother, Elatsoe, must track down the killer and unravel the mystery of this creepy town and its dark past. But will the nefarious townsfolk and a mysterious doctor stop her before she gets started?

Elatsoe combines mystery, horror, noir, ancestral knowledge, haunting illustrations, and fantasy elements.

Description by Pernille Ripp

Click here to listen to an audio excerpt!

Antelope Learning Lab (ALL)

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 and Thursday starting August 31, 2021, 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 Ms. Garcia 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:

October 19th

November 16th

November 19-20th

December 21st

January 18th

January 25th

February 15th

March 15th

April 19th

May 17th

Reader's Corner

League of Literature (LOL) Book Club

Friday, Oct. 29th, 3-4pm

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

Our two book selections for this month are The Children's Bible by Lydia Millet and The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui. Come and pick up your copies in the ANHS Library.

New Arrivals!

Check out our new arrivals (scroll down to Recently Added Books), popular titles, and important library links! We get thirteen new, award winning titles in every month, and we also take student suggestions. Come and check them out on the new arrival display bookshelf!
Book Den

Click here for access to our library catalog and more!

ANHS Library Collections

Click here for our diverse cultures and other topic collections. Just click on the "Collections" tab at the top of the page!

eBooks & Audiobooks Galore!

All AnHS students now have access to over 750 eBooks and 50 audiobook titles directly through our Library. Encourage your favorite Titan to check out some wonderful titles. Click here for video instructions. Click here for written instructions.

Teen Creators


Once again, the library will be accepting student created works for inclusion in our monthly VOTS digital magazine. Want to share your creations? You can submit them at any time to

Click on the link for our VOTS digital magazine edition to see students' shared creative works. Students' original works are included and have not been edited. You can also access VOTS on the library's website.

Thank you to everyone who contributed last year.

Way to be trailblazers Titans!

Student Contest Opportunities

Contest Details for September to November

Click here for teen contests with October and November deadlines! Scroll to the bottom for newly added contests.

Technology Services

Chromebook Problems?

If you need your Chromebook repaired, please go to the Library website for troubleshooting tips on the Chromebook Help page. Once there, you can fill out a Chromebook Repair Form, if still necessary, and then choose a day to come to campus, Monday-Friday, between 7:15 am and 3:45 pm. You can also fill out a paper form in the library if you prefer.

Chromebook Insurance

Optional Chromebook insurance coverage is available to purchase until September 6, 2021 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. Note: Chargers are not covered by insurance. They cost $30 to replace.

Password Issues?

If your Titan is having problems with their password, please email with the student's first and last name, student id#, and grade level. She will be able to reset the password for them. If Ms. Scuka is off campus, you can also email me or Mrs. Jordan as a backup at or You may also call (916) 726-1400 ext. 6052.

Students can also email the Technology Help Desk directly at

Library Resources

Student 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.


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.

Mental Health and Awareness Collection

Need more resources? Check out our Mental Health and Awareness Collection of books and web resources for teens.


Want to search for quality information on the Internet? Access WebPath Express (select from the left-hand menu after selecting your school) 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 (Note: this login now requires a year long free trial to access). 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.

Access to the Sac Bee through the Sac Library

Sacramento Library (Scroll down to Sac Bee)

Apply online for an eCard to access long term or use the following temporary login

Barcode/Username: 23029091921439

PIN: 2004