November is National Native American Awareness Month. Click the link to out more about the event. If you are on campus, take a look at the book display facing the quad to glimpse some of the Native American / Indigenous authors we have in our SMHS library collection. Don't forget you can still Check Out Library Books, even during distance learning.
Teachers, click the link to find lessons and primary sources from the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institute, the National Gallery of Art, and more. Also, check out this lesson designed by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art: A Closer Look: The Buffalo Hunter. For more lessons by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, click SBMA Teacher Resources.
October is LGBTQ+ History Month! To celebrate, browse through our collection books with LBGTQ+ characters, authors, and/or themes:
To learn more, click the link to the King's Page article by Olivia Miller about Celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month!
October 19 - 23, 2020
For this year's Digital Citizenship Week, spend some time thinking about the role digital media plays in all of our lives.
Some questions to consider are--
Here are some tools to spark conversation about digital citizenship (thank you to librarian, Sherri Bryan, from Santa Barbara High School):
Students and teachers now have access to thousands of audio books with the Tales2Go app.
For access, download the app from Self Service or the app store. and follow these steps:
SMHS Library patrons are celebrating Latinx / Hispanic Heritage month by reading books by Hispanic and/or Latinx authors. Read the flyer below to find out more.
To open the flyer in a new tab, click the link Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
Para español hace un clic aquí: Mes de la herencia latinx / hispana
Even though we won't be back on the physical school campus, there are still plenty of reading options available to students. This blog post will outline the various options available to you.
To see Ms. McMillan's presentation to English classes about how to get books for SSR / Independent Reading, click the link: Welcome to the SMHS (Virtual) Library
How to Access Print SMHS Library Books
If you would like to check out a print book, follow these steps:
SMHS Library eBooks
Tales2Go Audio Books
Santa Barbara Public Library eBooks and Audio Books
HOW TO USE YOUR LIBRARY STUDENT SUCCESS CARD OR ECARD
An ecard or a Student Success Card will allow students to access Hoopla (ebooks, comics, audiobooks, never a wait) and Libby (ebooks and audiobooks, may have to wait). Watch the video tutorials below for more information.
As we get ready to start the new school year, many of you may be wondering how to find library books while participating in distance learning. We are working on a plan to check out print books to students, but don't wait to start reading! We have many great options for reading on your digital device.
Click the link to open the flyer in a new tab: Free eBooks and Audiobooks
Don't forget that I am here to help you. Contact me if you need help with things like logging in to an app, getting a library card, finding a book, or anything else that is related to the library or our school. Here are some ways to find me: