Results of the Class of 2023 Orientation Survey!

Check back soon for results of the Freshman Class Orientation Surveys!

Find This Week’s Most Popular Books at the Kiosk!

Which book has been on Amazon’s Most Sold Chart for 101 Weeks? Which book is the #1 Most Read Book this Week? Find out by visiting the new Kiosk in the Library which links to the websites for the New York Times Best Sellers and Amazon Charts of Most Books Sold and Most Books Read each week! You can also check them out here!

Mr. Clark’s Class Researching American Revolutionary War Battles

It was wonderful to work with Mr. Clark’s US History and Government class researching American Revolutionary War Battles using only books, both print and digital. The class enjoyed exploring the History section in the BHS Library and discovered that millions of books are also available online! ~Mrs. Jerome

Claude Bonang’s Treasures of Local History

Claude Bonang with 3 of his autographed booklets in the BHS Library

The BHS Library is pleased to have acquired 3 publications by local historian, musician and artisan Claude Bonang! In addition to Memories in Verse, the retired Brunswick High School Biology teacher has written the following booklets filled with wonderful local lore: Anecdotes Involving Brunswick High School, Brunswick’s Town Hall and Railroad Stations, and Anecdotes Involving Bowdoin College. Stop by the Library to enjoy a glimpse into Brunswick’s treasured history!

Inspired to Create a Fairy Garden!

Aidan, Sarah, Brycen and Sophia with the fairy garden they created this fall

One of my favorite hobbies is gardening and creating miniature fairy gardens, and when the Life Skills class was sharing interests during a visit to the Library this fall, they loved the idea of creating a miniature fairy garden together! We had a wonderful time making something beautiful out of many materials, including stones, shells, wood, and moss. ~Mrs. Jerome

A fairy garden I enjoyed making this summer (left), and a close-up of the fun fairy garden we made this fall!

1st Meeting if the Dragon Challenge Literary Society!

Scenes from Spirit Week at BHS!

Scenes in the Library during Spirit Week: Tyler on Throwback Tuesday, Shawn on Orange & Black Friday, and Tyler and Samir on Mismatch Wednesday! The Spirit of the Dragon is always wonderful to see!

Beautiful Flowers from the BHS Dragon Gardens!

Mrs. DeCamilla beautifully arranged some of the flowers grown in the BHS Dragon Gardens to be displayed around the school. Fourteen BHS students worked in the garden all summer growing vegetables and flowers. The sunflowers, zinnias, phlox, cosmos, and snapdragons are a welcoming and joyful sign of the beauty all around us!

Welcome to our New BHS Library Staff!

A warm Dragon welcome to our new BHS Library staff, Mrs. DeCamilla, Library Assistant (left), and Mr. DeSimio, Library/AV Assistant! We look forward to a wonderful school year! Please let us know how we can help your experience at BHS be even more rewarding! We’re here to support you with a dynamic learning environment and a variety of valuable resources, including great books, technology, a Makerspace, a TV studio, and research databases! ~Mrs. Jerome

Here’s to a magical year in the BHS Library! May we find great books to read and share, and discover more about the world and ourselves through research and making! Welcome BHS Class of 2023!

Congratulations to Mrs. Kirkpatrick on her Retirement!

Thank you for 21 years of dedicated service making the BHS Library such a valuable resource to students and teachers! And, remember, librarians don’t retire, they just enjoy the next chapter of their story! We’ll miss you! ~Mrs. Jerome

Relax before Finals in the Library’s new Nature Nook!

AFTER: Students are welcome to enjoy the Nature Nook any time the classroom is not being used. The purpose of this space is for students to be able to take break from their work, and relax or de-stress. Thank you to Sarah Belling ’19 for creating this special space for the Library and the BHS Wellness PLG! ~Mrs. Jerome

DURING: Senior Sarah Belling designed the Nature Nook for her Art Honor Society project.

BEFORE: This was the little nook in the Library Classroom before it became the Nature Nook!

 

Check Out Your Teachers’ Favorite Books!

BHS Teachers & Staff ~ Favorite Books!

Mr. Farrell had a hard time choosing just a few, so he gets his OWN SHELF!

BEFORE this year’s Book Shifting Project ~ Making Room for “Faculty Faves”, “Student Found Treasures” and “New York Times & Amazon Bestsellers” (For awhile, with all of the empty shelves, it looked a bit like the BHS Library had a Book Thief!) 

AFTER: Thanks to our awesome parent volunteer Marcy Holmblad who helped shift the ENTIRE fiction collection, as well as the Manga, Reference, and College & Career sections this year to make room for this special area! Students, add your own favorite books to the “Student Found Treasures” shelves!

Please take our 2019 BHS Library Survey!

Stop by the Library and take our 2019 Survey! Leave your survey in the blue box at the Circulation Desk!        Please help us make the BHS Library a more valuable resource to you!

 

See what You can Make in The STREAM Lab, the Library’s Makerspace!

Winter Carnival Harry Potter Escape Room in the Library!

These 2 groups solved puzzles and challenges to find the 7 Horcruxes that led to the final puzzle to escape the Harry Potter Escape Room! No Muggles here! Impressive!

Thanks to Chris and Anna for Assisting with the Escape Room!

A big thanks to Library Assistants Chris McCrum and Anna Carpenter for their assistance with the Harry Potter Escape Room! Their creative ideas, challenging puzzles, and props helped make the Library’s Winter Carnival activity a success!

Orange & Black Day during Winter Carnival 2019!

Look for LGBT+ Stickers on Fiction Books with LGBT+ Characters!

Have you ever wanted to find fiction books with LGBT characters? Now, fiction books with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered characters have rainbow spine labels that make them easy to find on the fiction shelves!

PRIDE, Brunswick High School’s Gay Straight Transgender Alliance, promoting LGBT fiction with new LGBT+ spine label stickers in the BHS Library! Thanks to PRIDE for identifying the books and putting on the spine labels!