December 2014/January 2015

Library News

Warm holiday wishes and happy new year to you all!

The library has been very busy over the past few months. Our students have been working tirelessly on different research projects. In December and January we had a total of 103 classes. We had a over 6000 students in for lunch and study hall. Check out what’s new at the library. We look forward to collaborating with you! -Dawn & Kelly

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>Vocabulary Challenge
Define any word off our Vocabulary

Challenge wall and win a prize!

Here is how it works:
● Ask for a form

● Pick a word

● Define

● Put the form in the vocabulary

challenge container

● Keep your fingers crossed

We will pick a winner at the end of

each week.

>The High School Library Book Club

The club is open to any student in

grades 9-12.

We read new and

exciting books that are provided by

the PatchogueMedford


Library. We meet monthly. For

more information go to our website.

>Patchogue-Medford Public Library
★ The PM Public Library is
offering free SAT ePrep for any

student with a library card.

★ Free homework help by
Live-brary can be accessed

everyday from 2p.m.-11 p.m.

★ Advanced Battle of the Books
for grades 9-12. Starting

January 7, 2015. Every

Wednesday from 5:30-6:30.

For more information contact the

Young Adult Department: 654-4700

Database Spotlight

SIRS Issues Researcher

Assigning a paper on controversial issues? SIRS Issues Researcher can be found in the Virtual Reference Collection. This database offers students background and current analysis of over 330 persuasive issues. It includes issues such as animal rights, capital punishment, healthcare and more. The database contains newspaper and magazine articles, graphics, charts, maps, primary sources, government documents, websites and multimedia provide viewpoints on topics. If that’s not enough, SIRS also offers a wide variety of features and tools including: Common Core, State and National Standards correlations, article read aloud and language translation, Lexile scores and citation generators. Also included: research guides, Note Organizer, critical thinking skills builder, dictionary and thesaurus and saved article lists.

Click on the link to try it out. (Look for SIRS Knowledge Source. For password ask Dawn or Kelly)

Web 2.0 Tool Review

Smore is a free Web 2.0 tool that allows you to create online flyers, blog posts, posters, invitations and more. Add text, pictures, videos and music to make your page even more exciting. With Smore, you can share your work with anyone on the web.

Sign up for a free account at

Teacher Book Review: Fran Kosiczky

“One of my favorite books is Palindrome by Stuart Woods. It was so exciting and suspenseful!”

Liz Barwick's tranquil life on an island off the Georgia coast turns nightmarish after a tragic secret two decades old is unearthed and her ex-husband, a steroid-crazed NFL star, goes on a murderous rampage. It’s a must read, so check it out.

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:20 - 2:45

Friday: 7:20 - 1:50

Closed after school on Friday