Click link to open slides in a new tab: End-of-Year Library Return.
Para español, haga un clic aquí: Devolución de libros para el fin del año
In preparation for the end of the year, it is time to return overdue books and pay fines for lost or damaged books. For information on what you may owe to the library, watch this video: How to Check Your Library Account (or read these slides).
Communicate with your teachers about when to return textbooks and core novels. If you are done with textbooks or core novels, return them to the library or to bins in front of the main office.
May 28 is the last day to return all regular library books.
May 28 is the last day for seniors to return all library materials (textbooks and regular books). It is also the last day for Seniors to pay fines for lost or damaged items.
June 1 is the last day for grades 9, 10, and 11 to return textbooks.
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
We are thrilled to recognize Asian American and Pacific Islander authors, many of whom are represented in our library collection. Walk by the library or watch the short video below to see some of our favorites.
Mental Health Awareness Month
The SMHS Library has many resources to support mental health awareness. Browse Cameron's Collection for nonfiction eBooks on a variety of teen issues.
Don't forget to visit the Calm Room to find relaxing music, videos, and images.
To find print books that talk about mental health--
1) Type "mental health" into the library catalog to see fiction and nonfiction books we currently have.
2) Skim the Unpacking Mental Health list from TeachingBooks.net. If a book sounds interesting, type the title into the library catalog to find out if we have it.
Click the link to open the slides in a new tab: Poem In Your Pocket Day April 29
Please join the Santa Barbara Unified District teacher librarians for a Meet the Author event. We will welcome Candice Iloh on Thursday, April 29th at 4:00pm.
Candice Iloh is the award winning author of the young adult book Every Body Looking, which was both a Printz Honor book and a finalist for the National Book Award in 2020. You can read an in-depth summary here on TeachingBooks.net.
Everyone is welcome to join us in Zoom: https://sbunified.zoom.us/j/93432701821
Sign up for a FREE book here: bit.ly/iLohBook
If you have additional questions about the book or the event, please contact your teacher librarian (Amy McMillan at email@example.com).
March is Women's History Month, which means it's a great time to read a young adult book by a woman author. Click on the slides below for some recommended reads.
Click the link to open the slides in a new tab: Fierce YA Reads
Try reading a Free SMHS eBook!
Can't get to campus to check out a print book? Don't worry. We have a collection of eBooks available from our library via Destiny Discover. In fact, out of the eleven fierce reads recommended for Women's History Month, ten are available as eBooks for free from the SM Library.
For directions on how to access SMHS eBooks, click the link or read the Slides below.
Thank you to SMHS students who participated in our Black History Month Reading Challenge. Click on the image below below to read about the books recommended by students.
Click the link to open slides in a new tab: Student Recommended Books by Black Authors
Read and Recommend a Book to Win a Gift Card!
In honor of Black History Month, you are invited to read a book by a Black author. Next, share the title, author, and what you like about the book. Click the button below to tell us about your book.
Student book recommendations will be published anonymously (without names) on this website and five lucky readers will win gift cards to Starbucks or Blenders in the Grass.
We will draw the names of the student winners on March 1. You are welcome to share more than one book.
African American Collection from TeachingBooks: Browse the collection of books by African American authors showcased on TeachingBooks. Click on different books to learn more about each one. You might find author interviews, audio excerpts, videos, reviews and suggestions for "like books" or similar titles. Check out the resources available for these highly recommended titles (also available in the SMHS Library):
Ms. P's Fav YA Books by Black Authors: Thank you to English teacher Nicole Powers for creating this list. Luckily, the SMHS Library has print versions of every title.
How to Get Books:
Do you want to read one of these fabulous books?
Click this link to learn how to check out books during distance learning.
If you prefer digital options--
If you would like to pick up your textbooks by appointment, complete this form: SMHS Textbook Request
After you submit the form, wait for an email from the library to set up a day and time.
Llene éste formulario si quiere hacer una cita para recoger sus libros: SMHS solicitud de libros
Después de completar el formulario, espere para un correo electrónico de la biblioteca para hacer una cita.