LHS Library Media Center Update

Our doors are now open!!

Have a free period? Have some work to do? Come visit the Library! Open periods 1-4 and 6 & 7!

Week of June 7 - June 11, 2021

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JUNE is Pride Month

Origin of Everything: How Did Pride Become a Parade?

If not for corona virus, streets around the world would be filled with the LGBTQIA Community living loud and proud. Watch to find out how the New York City Stonewall Riots turned into a month-long celebration.

Fun Podcasts

Authors as Agents of Change

John Green

Two of his books have been made into movies, as his books continue to be printed in dozens of languages, selling millions of copies worldwide. Green’s novels are considered modern classics for young adults. Check him out!

Summer Stuff

Armchair Traveling- Read Across the United States!

This collection represents books set in each state, from Alabama to Wyoming. This list covers a wide range of genres: contemporary, thrillers, comic novels, young adult, science fiction, mystery, historical fiction, nonfiction and biography.

Free Resources For High School Students To Get Ahead

Have some down time? Use the time to learn a new skill, take an interesting course or prepare for standardized tests like the SAT or ACT. Here are 13 free resources for high school students to get ahead while school is out.

Teacher's Corner

First Chapter Fridays

The concept is simple. On First Chapter Friday (or Meet a Book Monday, We Read Wednesday, etc.), pull an engaging book off your shelf and read the first chapter to your students. Once they're hooked, they can check it out using Sora!

Jason Reynolds Reads From His Book, Ghost

Jason Reynolds reads from Ghost
Ten Creative Writing Activities

We know how important it is for students to tell their stories, it’s how we explore our identities. When students are asked to write about themselves, they get stuck. Check out these activities to help inspire creative writing!

The BIG List of Virtual Author Activities

Many of our favorite writers have created videos and activities on social media to be shared with kids all around the world. We’ve rounded up over 40 of the best virtual author activities below!

Teaching Interviewing, Resume Writing, and More

Give students the thinking, reading, writing, and speaking skills they’ll need to succeed in the workplace. IBM’s Career Readiness Toolkit For Teachers includes lesson plans, activities, and resources that can be built into your curriculum.

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Reading

Summer Is Coming. Bring a Book!

You have your sunscreen and beach chairs. Once you pick up any of these 24 books, summer can really begin. Read the book everyone will be talking about! Read anticipated follow-ups! Maybe nonfiction? Love true crime? Check out this list!

15 of the Best Books to Give Graduates

Graduation is the start of a new chapter in life — here are some titles to gift graduates, from inspirational memoirs to laugh-out-loud essay collections to thought-provoking fiction.

Find A Book in the LHS Virtual Library, Sora

Use your Google waffle to access Sora!

New York Times Bestsellers

Looking for your next great read? Scroll through the listings for adult, young adult, middle school & children's picture books

Epic Reads

Looking for your next great read? Check out Epic Reads. Includes Young Adult books from A to Z. Including videos, new releases, interviews, top lists and much more!

Peninsula Public Library

Take a peek at what is going on at the Library! Find a book for curb side pick up! Take a trip to a museum with free passes! Database access also available.Use your library card to borrow books using Sora or get free homework help from Tutor.com

Research

Access Our School Databases for Research

Username: xg39 and Password: nbsls

Something For Everyone

35 Best Podcasts for Elementary through High School

The best podcasts for students to listen to and learn from and divided by grade level.

Best Typing Apps for Students

More than ever, typing is an essential part of learning. Developing this skill doesn’t have to be boring, though! We are Teachers put together this helpful list of some of the best options for elementary, middle, and high school kids!

This Day in History

Learn something new everyday and broaden your horizons.

Google Earth

Travel the world from the comfort of your home.

The Word Search

Fun to play and educational! Great for those students that are early finishers. Play on the computer or your device - If you're feeling a little more adventurous, why not create your very own with the simple to use Word Search Maker.

Questions? Ideas? lvutianitis@lawrence.k12.ny.us