Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It's the end of the year as we know it!

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Right now I have R.E.M.'s It's The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) song playing in my head, (do you even know you R.E.M. are!?!), but I have changed the lyrics to "it's the end of the year as we know it." Yes, another year has come and gone and the Mepham Library will never be the same. When you return in September, you will see many new resources and spaces for you to explore, learn and create. BUT before this year draws to a close,we need to do some housekeeping. 

As you start to clean out your lockers, remember that all books and calculators need to be returned. We will be sending out reminder notices shortly via your English classes. You can always come into the library and speak to the librarian or click here to log into Destiny to see your library account. It's the same username and password that you use to log in to the school computers. 

Locker clean-out will take place on the following dates:
3rd Floor – Thursday, June 4
2nd Floor – Friday, June 5
1st Floor – Monday, June 8

Monday, May 18, 2015

Bradley Boyle likes to READ

Bradley's favorite books:

by Elie Wiesel

by Laurie Halse Anderson

The Hunger Games 
by Suzanne Collins

Fahrenheit 451 
by Ray Bradbury

by Veronica Roth

Friday, May 15, 2015

We Love YOUR #bookfacefriday

Ms. Schiulaz's Photography II class took a field trip to the Mepham High School Library today in honor of #bookfacefriday (yay for cross-curricular teaching!). Her lesson on perspective aligned perfectly with our #bookfacefriday competition. Here are some of the results. Choose your favorite one below. 

See our previous about  #bookfacefriday here

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Voice: Poetry Slam Style

The Voice Poetry Slam Competition will take place Monday, May 18th during periods 8 and 9 in the auditorium. Share your love of the spoken word!

Round 1: Blind Live Auditions - Students will recite their original poem for the judges/coaches during the Blind Live Auditions and they will turn around to choose competitors to be on their teams. Each participant will be placed on a team.

Round 2: Battle Round - Students will form teams, led by each judge. As a team, the students and judge will review the second (themed) poem - "The Letter Never Delivered" - submitted by each student and choose one team member to represent the team with their themed poem. The representatives from each team will “battle” by reciting their themed poems to see who is the best slam poet.

*Students in audience vote at the end.  Winners will be chosen based on audience voting.

Update: Photos below from the event. 
So proud of all the competitors!
Original, creative poems performed! 
Outstanding recitations!
Team Malone wins!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Katherine Galgano likes to READ

Katherine's favorite books:

The Fault in Our Stars 
by John Green

Looking for Alaska 
by John Green

Dear John 
by Nicholas Sparks

Paper Town 
by John Green

Where We Belong 
by Emily Giffin

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mepham High School presents... HOLI 2015

We are selling tickets in the school library to Mepham High School's First Holi Festival!

Update: Holi was awesome! Here are some photos below.

Monday, May 4, 2015


Inspired by this weekend's New York Times article entitled, Oh, Those Clever Librarians and Their #Bookface, we have created our own #bookfacefriday photo competition. The rules are simple, just take your own photo and post it to Twitter on Friday. Then make sure to tag it #bookfacefriday and @MephamHS. We will then repost the photos to Mepham's Twitter account. Be clever and have fun!
Top left: Cedar Mill Library, OR
Top center: Burlingame Public Library, CA
Top right: Burlingame Public Library, CA
Bottom left: Brantford Public Library, Ontario
Bottom center: Kallion Kirjasto, Finland 
Bottom right: Syosset Public Library, NY