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!

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