Antelope High School Library News

February 2020

Library Happenings

Follow the AnHS Library on Instagram @ librarygirl7801

The AnHS Library is now on Instagram! Stay up to date with new arrivals, library happenings, and Titan successes.

The AnHS Library Celebrates Black History Month!

Titans can check out the Black History Month Library display for some powerful books by prominent African American Authors.

Vote for Your Favorite Romance Novel

The TAB Club will be running a voting booth during the week of February 11-14th. Students can vote for their most favorite romance novel of all time. Names will be entered into a raffle drawing for a box of conversation hearts!

Digital Learning Day is February 27, 2020!

The Antelope High School Library will be promoting the importance of being a tech ethicist when using devices for learning and beyond. Student games and contests using tech will take place in front of the Library during both lunches that day!

Teacher Collaboration = Student Success

Cyberbullying and Hate Speech Lessons Take Place in the Health Classrooms!

Spring Health students had the opportunity to engage in important conversations about cyberbullying and hate speech on January 22-23, 2020. They learned to identify what cyberbullying and hate speech look like and problem solved how to combat these issues in the online world. Healthy online relationships was the theme of the day. Students followed up the lesson by creating digital postcards promoting healthy online relationships.

Digital Citizenship Update!

Student Government had some important conversations last Friday about leadership, digital literacy, ethics, and the importance of being human online. They explored how they can become tech ethicist leaders on campus. Check out some of their important thoughts and comments below.

Define the word leader. Who is a leader in your life? What do you admire about him, her, or them?

Which picture most represents society's relationship with technology today? Why?

How will you be a tech ethicist leader on campus?

Name three ways you can model ethical online behavior for your fellow Titans.

Based on today’s conversation, what is one thing you will pay more attention to or do differently online?

Reader's Corner

League of Literature (LOL) Book Club

Currently Reading: Piecing Me Together

"Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she’s ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity she has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for “at-risk” girls. Except really, it’s for black girls. From “bad” neighborhoods.

But Jade doesn’t need support. And just because her mentor is black doesn’t mean she understands Jade. And maybe there are some things Jade could show these successful women about the real world and finding ways to make a real difference.

Friendships, race, privilege, identity—this compelling and thoughtful story explores the issues young women face" (Goodreads, 2019).

Click here to listen to an excerpt.

New Arrivals!

Check out our new arrivals, popular titles, and important library links! We get twelve new, award winning titles in every month, and we also take student suggestions. Come and check them out on the new arrival display bookshelf!


Read the three nominated books in the Young Adult category from the following Book List and then vote for your favorite title. Ballots will be cast in March 2020. A celebration party will be held for those students who complete the challenge. Stay tuned for dates. Food and prizes will be given out and a Battle of the Books contest will be held. Start reading Titans! See Mrs. McCoy to access the books.


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 month.

Way to be trailblazers Titans!

Student Contest Opportunities

NYT Vocabulary Video Contest JAN. 9-FEB. 11, 2020

Vocabulary Video Contest

Produce a 15-second video about the meaning of one of our Words of the Day. Rules and guidelines here.

NYT STEM Writing Contest JAN. 23-MARCH 3, 2020

STEM Writing Contest

Explain a complex and interesting science, math, engineering or technology concept to a general audience. This contest is inspired by Trilobites, the Science Times column that does just that. Rules and guidelines here.

NYT Editorial Contest FEB. 13 - MARCH 31, 2020

Editorial Contest - Goes live on Feb. 13th!

Write an editorial on an issue that matters to you.

Rules and guidelines here.

Doodle for Google

Use your imagination to create a Google Doodle based on what kindness means to you. Students can work with any materials they want, but all doodles must be entered using the entry form. Parents and teachers can mail us the completed entry form or submit it online as a .png, or .jpg. The contest is open for entries until March 13, 2020 8:00pm Pacific Time (PT). Click here for more information.

Student Resources


Does your teen need a quiet place to study? Does your teen need tutoring after school?

ALL has started! Join us in the AnHS Library, after school, every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 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 Mrs. Gorkhali for an ALL attendance slip. We are ALL in for student learning and success here at Antelope High School.

Questions? Contact the Learning Lab @ or

ALL Learning Lab will be closed on the following dates for Staff and District meetings:

February 18th

February 19th

February 20th

March 11-12th

March 17th

April 21st

May 19th

May 21st

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.


Search for books from home using our OPAC. Place a hold on your favorite titles. Pick up your requested book(s) at the Library Circulation Desk.


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 found on our Library website under electronic resources. 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.

Library Events

League of Literature (LOL) Book Club: Piecing Me Together

Friday, March 6th, 10:30-11:15am

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

Join us in the Library on 3/6/20 during Titan 28 to discuss and share about our latest book club title!

Local Teen Librarian Visit AnHS

Thursday, Feb. 27th, 11am-1pm

7801 Titan Drive

Antelope, CA

Meghan Casey from the North Highlands-Antelope Library will be on campus during both lunches. Encourage your favorite Titan to check out the new books she has, find out about volunteering at the local library, and more! Plus, she always has freebies!


Monday 1:35 - 2 pm (PLT Meeting Days)


Monday 1:35 - 4 pm (Special Library Event Days)

Tuesday 2:35 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday 2:35 - 4:00 pm

Thursday 2:35 - 4:00 pm

Friday 2:35 - 3 pm (may stay open later based on student need)

Minimum Days 12:11 - 1:30 pm