Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dollar Bills = Big Change

With all the fun we’re having at our Scholastic Book Fair, why not share the thrill of reading with even more kids? Just by donating loose change through the All for Books program at our Book Fair, you can make a huge difference to families in need.The money we collect will be used to buy books for kids who can’t afford books - right here in our own school. Visit our Book Fair today and ask how you can help!

Not only does your donation help our cause, but Scholastic Book Fairs will match monetary donations raised with a donation of up to one million books to non-profit organizations dedicated to helping children, families, and teachers acquire books and educational resources.

Please take a moment to donate $1 or loose change in the bins in the school library. THANK YOU!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Scholastic Book Fair is heading our way!

Our Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon and will transform the Mepham High School Library into our very own book store. There you will find hundreds of books from new and favorite authors, popular series, cool posters and school supplies, and fun for everyone! The Scholastic Book Fair will be here from Monday, December 1st to Wednesday, December 3rd from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and everyone is invited!

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Releases @ the Library!

We have added 60 new books to our collection this November. They are on display in the reference section. You can find all the new titles in our resource list here. Select "New Books List 11-2014." If you log in to Destiny Quest using your username and password, you can place holds on the book(s) you would like to check out. Questions? Always ask a librarian. We are here to help!

New Books on Display

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Poster My Wall

Poster My Wall is a FREE online custom poster maker. We have used it to promote events here in the library. It is very easy to use and they have a ton of templates to choose from. Considering using Poster My Wall for your next club activity, bake sale, ELITE event, fundraiser, etc.  It is sure to catch the eyes of our students!

Sample Poster from Poster My Wall

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Oh no! Ms. Stack needs your help with the latest library bulletin board! Send photos of what you are doing in the library right now to sstack@bmchsd.org. Yours may be featured on the wall! Look for updated photos soon!

Instagram Bulletin Board behind the Circulation Desk. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Lost & Found

Are you one of those people that are always losing things? We have a rather large lost and found in the library. We find a lot of flash drives and binders in here at the end of the day. Have you ever thought about putting a tracking device on your most valuable items? Check out this video about Tile(TM) - the world's largest lost and found.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Hands on History

The QR Code takes you to the video.
Student work displayed in the library. 

Have you had a chance to check out Mr. Dircks' Hands on History Presidential Speeches Exhibit Project 2014 on display in the library? In case you missed it, you can check out the video here.   

Monday, November 10, 2014


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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Databases

The following two databases from ABC-CLIO are new to Mepham this year. Links to them can be found alongside our many other databases here. For the username and password, please see Ms. Stack or Ms. Gellerman in the library.  
ABC-CLIO's The African American Experience
African-American Experience - Illustrated extensive collection on African American history and culture. Special features: Search by Eras (timeline), Analyze (various perspectives, hypotheses for discussion).

World Religions - Belief, Culture, and Controversy - This comprehensive reference resource provides a virtual textbook that covers religion across the globe, making student research on faith and belief across humanity easier, and enabling a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing us in the 21st century.