Brunswick High School Library
Home of the Dragons
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!) (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Mrs. DeCamilla (email@example.com)
Check out these Links to Helpful Resources to Access from Home!
TeenCloudLibrary offers an amazing selection of ebooks, audiobooks and graphic novels for teens! No downloads necessary; simply read online! Username: Dragons 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!
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 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!
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
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
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!
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: