Rachael M. Ali Library

September Edition

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

Sister Mary Ann and I are happy to be starting another school year together. We look forward to helping you with your assignments, printing, iPad questions, and getting to know you. Each school year brings new challenges and exciting new ideas that we want to share with each of you.

You may have noticed that you have been enrolled in a class titled Library. Hopefully, you are reading this newsletter on the library class page. This class has been created so that I can post announcements and resources. Some of the information will be posted to the topics page for specific teachers or assignments. I encourage you to use the resources provided.

We look forward to getting to know and helping each of you. Stop by and say hi anytime but homeroom.

M. Boyle &

Sister Mary Ann

Around the Library


1. We are here to help you.

2. The printers are always busy. Please, only print single sided and do not print multiple copies because you are impatient.

3. You must be in homeroom. You may print from homeroom and pick it up on your way to class.

4. You must scan in when you enter the library.

5. You may not use your phone in the academic wing.

Book Recommendations

Mrs. Boyle's Recommendations From Our collection

Freedom to Read! a.k.a. Banned Book Week September 25-October 1

The Banned Books Week Coalition is a national alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. The Coalition seeks to engage various communities and inspire participation in Banned Books Week through education, advocacy, and the creation of programming about the problem of book censorship. The 2016 celebration will be held September 25-October 1.

Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since 1982 according to the American Library Association. .

Stop by the library to learn more about banned books.