Book Club meets this Thursday after school!

The Better Together Book Club will be meeting this Thursday, October 21st (not Wednesday the 20th, as previously planned). Do you love riddles, codes, puzzles, thrilling twists, and secret passageways? Then you’ll love the Better Together Book Club‘s 1st book of the year The Inheritance Games! Stop by the BHS Library to pick up a copy of this new bestseller and join us for lively discussion and fun this Thursday from 2:15-3:15 in the Library. Contact Mrs. Jerome with any questions. Better Together Book Club Google Classroom: rwsu6af

Fandom Club meets TODAY at 2:15 in the Library’s Makerspace!

BHS Better Together Book Club Meets Today!

 

Hello fellow book lovers! Do you love reading a book you just can’t put down and then discussing it with others? Do you check out what’s trending on #BookTok, Goodreads, or Amazon Charts of Most Read Books of the Week? Would you enjoy selecting books for the BHS Library and attending the annual Book Buying Excursion to Barnes and Noble Bookstore? If so, come to the first meeting of Brunswick High School’s Better Together Book Club! We’re meeting TODAY, Wednesday, September 29th, from 2:15 – 3:15 in the Library! Contact Mrs. Jerome (djerome@brunswicksd.org) with any questions. Hope to see you there!

 

NEW! Maine’s North Star YA Award Challenge!

 

Be part of the Maine’s new North Star YA Award! Teens across the State of Maine who read at least 3 books from this year’s list of nominees will be qualified to vote for Maine’s favorite YA book in the spring! Click above for the North Star YA Award site!

NEW! All of the 2021-2022 North Star YA Award nominees are available in the BHS Library and also on Sora, a reading app with free ebooks and audiobooks! Brunswick High School is now part of the Maine Schools Shared Digital Collection on Sora, where you’ll find thousands of great books to read and listen to on your own device! Simply log in with your school email username and password in your browser at soraapp.com or download the Sora app! Happy Reading!

Welcome to the BHS Library! It’s going to be a great year!

Click here for the BHS Class of 2025 Library Survey!

Welcome to the new school year! We’re excited to be an important part of your high school experience! The Library is where you will learn valuable research skills, explore new interests, have fun, discover great books, relax, investigate, try new things, join a club, connect and succeed! ~Mrs. Jerome, Mrs. DeCamilla and Mr. Weed

Discover all your library has to offer!

Click above to discover the awesome nonfiction books within the BHS Library’s decimal system!

 

Be part of Poem in Your Pocket Day on Brunswick TV3!

April is National Poetry Month and students, teachers and staff at BHS are invited to celebrate by participating in Poem in Your Pocket Day! Be part of this year’s virtual event by sending in a recording of yourself reading a poem of your choice. The poetry readings will be featured in a special broadcast on Brunswick TV3 on National Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 29th! Please share your video with me at djerome@brunswicksd.org by noon on April 15th. ~Mrs. Jerome

The Library is Now Open during Study Halls!

To visit the BHS Library during study hall, simply sign up with your study hall teacher, who will add your name to our “live” Google Docs sign-up sheets. No pass needed, the process is paperless! Hope to see you soon!

Tyler was the FIRST student to visit the BHS Library during Study Hall when we opened up to study halls this month!

Tyler, Samir and Hunter in the BHS Library during Study Hall. We hope to see more of you!

Thanks for playing BHS Library Winter Bingo!

Congratulations to our winners Mr. Lowe, Eva Tebbutt, Mrs. Dolan, Mrs. Smith and Ms. Groves!

Play Winter BINGO through the last day of winter, March 20, 2021!

We’re excited to invite all students, faculty, and staff to explore the many activities the BHS Library has to offer by playing a game of Winter BINGO! 
 
  • Click on the BINGO card for embedded links to the activities, but stop by the Library or email if you’d like a physical BINGO card!
  • There are 3 Games (a Straight Line, the Letters B, H or S, and Blackout!) 
  • There are prizes for each of the 3 tiers of game patterns! Stop by the Library or contact us by email (if you’re 100% remote) to share your completed pattern and claim your prize!
  • Winter BINGO ends on the last day of winter, March 20, 2021!

 

Links to our Virtual Office Hours & Instagram!


If we’re not available when you visit on our virtual Office Hours, please send us an email and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

BHS Library Winter Activities & Programs!

 

Play Winter Bingo and Participate in our Monthly STEM Challenges!

Chill Out with a Good Book over Winter Break!

Stop by the Library’s special display all this week and pick up a good book or two to enjoy over the winter break! Go to DestinyDiscover.com if you’d like to request a specific book!

Please scroll down for links to our Clubs and Fall Programs, The COVID Chronicles, Library & Research Guides, links to our Virtual Office Hours & more!

Library Programs, eBooks, Library Take-Out & More!


You’re invited to submit your own creative work to the COVID Chronicles Brunswick, Maine website! Click for more information about this year-long project to capture our experiences during the Pandemic. 

 

The BHS Library is Offering “Take-Out” Service this Fall!

Due to the pandemic, all of the Brunswick School Libraries have closed stacks this fall. Students, teachers, and staff will still have access to books through our new Library “Take-Out” Service. Returned books will be quarantined for one week. Go to destinydiscover.com to order some “food for thought”!

Click here to see Mrs. DeCamilla’s Video on Destiny Discover Features!

Click here to see Mrs. DeCamilla’s Video on Book Citations in Destiny Discover!

 

Happy September! We’re looking forward to seeing you again!

We’re so excited September is finally here! We’re busy getting the BHS Library ready for teachers and students. We’ll have new protocols in place to keep everyone safe, but everyone will have access to our resources through our new “Library Take-Out” service! Stay tuned for more information on that and our fun Fall Programming as well! We’re also pleased to introduce Mr. Weed, our new AV Ed Tech, to our Library Team! Together, we hope to have a great year proving you with the resources and experiences that will help you to be successful here at BHS! We hope to see you soon, either in-person, or virtually! Mrs. Jerome, Mrs. DeCamilla, and Mr. Weed

Check Out Renee’s Virtual Nature Nook Project!

Click here to check out this Virtual Nature Nook with links that promote relaxation during this challenging time of remote learning and beyond! Thanks, Renee, for being an awesome Student Library Assistant!

 

We’re Still Here to Help You during Remote Learning!

RETURNING BOOKS & OTHER ITEMS
Students, please plan to return LIBRARY BOOKS, CALCULATORS, LIBRARY COMPUTERS, and EQUIPMENT to BHS on the return/pick-up days that are scheduled and posted on the BHS Website. Mrs. DeCamilla will be sending out letters via Google Drive to all students who have Library items checked out, which will include a list of specific titles. Feel free to email us or pop in to our daily office hours (links below) with any questions or concerns. Thanks, ~Mrs. Jerome

Seniors:  June 2nd – June 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
9th – 11th grades:  June 15th, 16th & 17th

           

Update (June 12th): Virtual Office Hours have come to an end, but we want you to know we’ve enjoyed being here for you during this time of remote learning! We hope you’ll all have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you in the fall! Keep reading, and stay tuned for a new YA Reading program called the North Star YA Award coming in the fall! ~Mrs. Jerome and Mrs. DeCamilla

New! The BHS Library is now offering Virtual Office Hours via Google Hangouts Meet! Please feel free to pop in (times are posted above) if you need help finding resources such as online books, databases for research papers, help with citations, tech tools for class projects, etc. (Or, you can just pop in and say hello!) We’re here to support you as we continue on this remote learning journey!

You can also email us any time if you can’t make our daily BHS Library Virtual Office Hours! ~Mrs. Jerome (and Mozzie!) (djerome@brunswick.k12.me.us) & Mrs. DeCamilla (ladecamilla@brunswick.k12.me.us)

Check out these Links to Helpful Resources to Access from Home!

A few Highlights from the above List of Online Books:

TeenCloudLibrary offers an amazing selection of ebooks, audiobooks and graphic novels for teens! No downloads necessary; simply read online! Username: brunswickhs Password: login

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

Junior Library Guild: A great collection of eBooks free through May 31st! Scroll down the page a little and click on the red button “High School Stream” for instant access!

 

 

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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!