HELPFUL RESOURCES TO ACCESS FROM HOME

Please feel free to email me with research questions or other library needs you may have while we’re away from school! I’m happy to help find resources as you continue to work on research papers and other class projects! ~Mrs. Jerome (djerome@brunswick.k12.me.us)

Mrs. DeCamilla, Mr. DeSimio, and I will be continuously adding new resources here, so please check back often! 

There are lots of helpful resources available to students from home, especially from our Research Databases page. The passwords to access from home are located on the last widget at the bottom on the databases page. 

There are 2 different tabs on the Research Databases page…one tab is for Databases and the other tab is for eBooks, hundreds of online reference books!

Check out Digital Maine Library to access these databases from the Maine State Library:

Links to FREE Audiobooks and eBooks!

Audible is now offering free access to a collection of audiobooks for students, including a teen collection of 67 books, and 27 literary classics (including Romeo and Juliet and The Scarlet Letter)…No need to sign in, just click on the book cover to listen… There are also books in 6 languages in the collection!

National Emergency LibraryA newly available resource of over 1.4 million full text books available for free during this national emergency! Click on Text under Media Type on the left to limit your search just to books. Some books require a 14-day “check-out” but you can create a free account with an email verification to “check out” those books and be able to read them online. Many books do not require a checkout. All have unlimited, simultaneous access, so the books are always available to access!

Junior Library Guild: Now free from home! Click on the red “High School Stream” button below the graphic for instant access!

YourCloudLibrary: A fantastic source for eBooks and Audiobooks! You can place a hold on items that are out, and read and listen on your computer or with the phone app. You can log in with your Curtis Library card number, or if you would like to be given a PIN and get access through BHS, just send an email to me at djerome@brunswick.k12.me.us

Thoughtaudiooffers free audio books for a selection of classic literature and philosophy titles.

LibriVox: Recordings of books in the public domain; divided by genre

Lit2Go: Classic & Children’s Literature ~ listen while you read!

LearnOutLoud: Over 50,000 educational audiobooks, podcasts & videos!

Gutenberg Project: A library of over 60,000 free ebooks

Loyalbooks: Free public domain audiobooks and ebooks; lots of classics!

Links to Amazing & Free Online Resources for Remote Learning

Amazing List of Educational Resources: The BEST Treasure Trove of Links of Educational Companies now Offering Free Resources – Continuously Updated!

121 Tools (and counting!) for Distance Learning & Strategies for Student Engagement

Open Educational Resources: An amazing collection of free online teaching and learning alternatives compiled by Humboldt State University! Select subject areas under categories on the left. Each subject links to Open Textbook Collections, Courses and Videos, and Additional Resources!

Primary Sources: Fantastic List of online Primary Sources!

 

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Winter Carnival Activity – The Office-themed Escape Room!

Mrs. Dolan and I had a blast during Winter Carnival on March 6th hosting an Escape Room with the theme of the ever-popular show The Office! Two groups of students successfully completed 10 challenges posed by various characters from the show! ~Mrs. Jerome

Hunter successfully competed in our own version of Flonkerton in The Office Olympics!

As the groups completed each challenge they “earned” photos of the cast of The Office

Students Sarah and Reagan were awesome assisting with designing and setting up the Escape Room!

Happy 200th Birthday Maine!

Happy 200th Birthday Maine!

Maine, founded on March 15, 1820, celebrates its 200th birthday this year! The Dragon Challenge Literary Society challenges everyone to read a book about Maine or by a Maine author this month! Stop by the Library and check out the display of books from our Maine collection; you’ll find everything from Maine shipwrecks and lost treasure to ghost tales from Down East Maine! We hope you also check out our display of 24 Maine Authors showcased in the Library!

February’s Challenge: Go on a Blind Date with a Book!

Go on a Blind Date with a Book!

February’s Challenge for the Dragon Challenge Literary Society is to go on a “Blind Date” with a book! Look for clues on the tags, check out your wrapped book at the Circulation Desk, unwrap the mystery book, and enjoy your blind date with a book! Be sure to “rate your date” afterwards! The Dragon Challenge Literary Society’s next meeting is on Wednesday, February 26th, after school in the Library. Mrs. Jerome and Melissa Orth, Teen Librarian at Curtis Memorial Library, welcome you!

A Wonderful Author Visit and Book Launch Party with Maria Padian!

YA Author Maria Padian and our students listening with rapt attention!

Maria Padian reading from her new book How to Build a Heart

Mrs. DeCamilla assisting with the Raffle of Maria Padian’s books!

A fun share on Maria Padian’s Facebook Timeline!

Book Launch Party with Author Maria Padian!

Brunswick High School is a stop on Maine Author Maria Padian’s book tour for her newest novel How to Build a Heart, and the BHS Library is hosting a book launch party! The event takes place this Friday, January 14th, during period 3/4 from 9:45 to 10:45. Maria Padian will talk about the writing process, read from her newest book, and have time for Q & A. How to Build a Heart features a teen girl who is trying to hide her humble background from classmates at her private school while at the same time being chosen by Habitat for Humanity to receive a new home. Kirkus Reviews gave How to Build a Heart a starred review calling it “an absolutely enthralling depiction of family and self-discovery” and named it “One of 16 books we can’t wait for in 2020!” Get a ticket in the Library to have approved and signed by your teacher. Hope to see you at the Book Launch Party! ~Mrs. Jerome

Meeting YA Author Maria Padian at a Book Party to Launch Her New Book!

Mrs. DeCamilla and I had a wonderful time at the Book Party for Maria Padian’s newest book How to Build a Heart held at Curtis Memorial Library on Friday night! ~Mrs. Jerome

Celebrating the 24 Maine Authors Showcased around the BHS Library!

Sources of Strength Promoting the Nature Nook during Midterms!

Student Library Assistant Alec Recycling VHS Tapes!

Alec, one of our wonderful Student Library Assistants, had the fantastic idea to recycle all of the plastic from old VHS tapes that we were discarding from the Library…with great results too!

Making Gingerbread Houses in the Makerspace!

Milo working on a gingerbread lighthouse!

An adorable gingerbread doghouse created by students from Life Skills

January’s Challenge – Read a Book Featuring a Villain!

Image source: https://www.pinterest.com/drleggett13/lord-voldemort-tom-riddle/

Fandom Club’s Trip to Barnes & Noble!

 

The Library is please to present our NEW Mission Statement!

We’re happy to present our BRAND NEW Mission Statement, and we’re excited for us all to use the BHS Library to Imagine Possibilities, Engage in Creative Exploration, and Uncover Deeper Understanding of ourselves and the world around us! ~Mrs. Jerome, Mrs. DeCamilla & Mr. DeSimio

Join us on our annual Book-Buying Excursion to Barnes & Noble!

Just ask for the permission slip at the Circulation Desk! 

The Library’s Chess Set Continues to be a Popular Attraction!

Zachary and Aaron enjoying a bit of brotherly competition at the chess table!

Dragon Challenge Literary Society – Challenge for December!

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December’s Challenge for the Dragon Challenge Literary Society is to read a book that will become a movie or show in 2020! There are so many awesome books that will be coming to the big screen (or streaming!) in the new year! Read one and come along on our book discussion meeting! Our December book discussion will take place on the bus on the way to our annual Book-Buying Excursion to Barnes & Noble in Augusta on December 19th! Ask at the Circulation Desk for a permission slip!

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Congratulations to Hunter Fleming, Winner of the Library’s Drawing!


Congratulations to Hunter Fleming who won the Library’s drawing for the Maine Woods-themed basket in celebration of the 300th Anniversary of the Town Commons! The basket contains a “flannel” mug, Maine maple syrup and maple candies, Maine Moose mints, and an L.L.Bean boot keychain! Approximately 80 teachers and students completed the scavenger hunt using the 300th Anniversary panels on display in the Library during the month of October. A big thank you to Jym St. Pierre who curated the exhibit and coordinated the display at Brunswick High School. More information about the panels may be found here:

Brunswick Town Commons: 300th Anniversary


Laminating…Just one of many services offered by Library!


Mrs. DeCamilla with a laminating project for one of our BHS teachers on the November 5th Workshop Day! Laminating is just one of many services the Library provides!