The right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction Free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause, or movement may be explored From the American Library Association, 2017 * * * * * […]
These devices can be used with earbuds or an auxiliary jack for speakers. A single AAA battery will play the shorter books from start to finish twice. Here is a list of titles currently available at the Homer High library. 1984 by Orwell, George A Christmas Carol by Dickens, Charles Anthem by Rand, […]
Welcome! Come in to read. Come in to study. Come in to check your email. Come in to type assignments. The Homer High Library is a great place to work. This year, I’ve added a student work space by the main doors. Here you will find office supplies to complete your assignments, whether you need a simple staple […]
Welcome, 8th Graders! Now that you’ve toured the high school, take a minute to write a question for the librarian. Simply click on “Comments.” Check back here for answers to your questions. You may also suggest book titles that you’d like to see in the library next fall when classes begin.
You started the school year full of vim and vigor. Now, let’s finish it strong. During the next six weeks, take the challenge. Read! Readings are inspired by Thomas C. Foster’s bestselling book How to Read Literature Like a Professor. Participants will read short selections from Shakespeare, the Bible, and Greek mythology as well as […]
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Earn your spurs at the Homer High library by reading a western. If you don’t know what a western is, then you really are a greenhorn. Talk to Mrs. Akers, and she’ll set you straight. Corral one of these well-known and admired novels by Louis L’Amour to get started. Bendigo Shafter The Cherokee Trail The Daybreakers […]
Our “Finish Strong” reading challenge this spring is based (again) on Thomas C. Foster’s book How to Read Literature Like a Professor. Foster claims that to truly understand and appreciate Western literature, the reader needs an understanding of Shakespeare, the Bible, and Greek/Roman mythology. So, the reading challenge for this April and May […]
Who: Any incoming freshman What: One new-to-you Charles Dickens novel or a collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes mysteries (five or more) Where: Anywhere When: This summer How: It’s simple. Find the book or recording that meets the requirements. Read it or listen to it. Add a comment to this post telling me […]
Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universe Saenz, Benjamin Teen Issues, homosexuality Caged Graves Salerni, Dianne Historical, mystery Dorothy Must Die Paige, Danielle Fantasy, Oz George Washington’s Secret Six Kilmeade, Brian Nonfic, historical, spies If I Stay Forman, Gayle Previous, social issues, grief The Living DeLa Pena, Matt Adventure, survival Miss Peregrine’s Home […]
Congratulations to our Battle of the Books team for a successful conclusion to months of hard work! David Graham, Alternate and Official Timer Kane Sargeant, Member Iustina Kuznetsov, President and Member Camai Bass, Vice President and Member Mrs. Esther Ashment, Battle Team Coach and LA Teacher Mrs. Ashment is retiring this spring after teaching 30 […]
Introducing Dewey Browse! Explore the Internet with student-friendly websites grouped by Dewey Decimal Classification. Interested in philosophy? Check out the 100’s. Want to look up a Bible verse? Try the 200’s. Need to know details about Azkaban? Go to the 800’s. There is something for everyone in this Dewey database.
“Gasoline Tax to Jump $3.00 January 1st!” No! Really? Maybe. Maybe not? The headline said it, so isn’t it true? Some headlines scream doom and gloom, others announce incredibly good news. But are they true? The most difficult headlines to discern relate to current events and personalities and contain just enough “truth” to look real […]
This year’s “Finish Strong” challenge is based on the book How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster. The author points out that much of our literature alludes to Shakespeare, the Bible, and Greek mythology, so your mission, should you choose to […]
Our last order of new books for the year is now ready for checkout! The following are a few of the titles: Dodger by Terry Pratchett Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier Virals by Kathy Reichs Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick Code Name Verity by Elizabeth […]
Borrow eBooks from the HHS library using Overdrive. Navigating the site is easy, and Overdrive has produced a new video to show you the ropes. Give it a try today. Log in with the same information you use to log in on school computers. Employees, use your e-number, but change the e to a 9. Let […]
Check out the author and book information for this year’s Battle of the Books. Even if you are not in the battles, you might enjoy these titles.
Do you like to read eBooks on your Kindle, Nook, iPad, or other eReader? Homer High students and staff may check out titles from our new Overdrive account at the following URL: http://kpbsdhs.lib.overdrive.com Log in using your school district ID number and usual password. Check out up to three titles and waitlist up to […]
Twelve years ago our nation was attacked, and our lives as Americans changed dramatically. Our current high school students were only small children then and know about this tragedy only through media. They don’t remember the days before the TSA moved into airports, when family and friends could sit at the boarding area waiting for flights. […]
“I emphasize that active learning from reading is better than passive learning such as listening to lectures or watching television. When you read, your mind must work by taking in letters and connecting them to form words. Words make themselves into thoughts and concepts. Developing good reading habits is something like being a champion weightlifter. […]
* Nine books. Nine weeks. *Take the challenge and Finish Strong. Call It Courage I, Robot The Big Wave The Old Man and the Sea Good Bye, Mr. Chips The Hound of the Baskervilles Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Owls in the Family Shane The Jungle Book The Picture of Dorian Gray The Red Pony or […]
Get started reading those Battle Books now. Pick up a bookmark of titles and authors. Play Battle Memory. The February battles are just around the corner. See Ms. Webb for more information about meeting times and expectations. 2012-2013 High School Titles Between Shades of Gray http://www.amazon.com/Between-Shades-Gray-Ruta-Sepetys/dp/014242059X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345061888&sr=1-1&keywords=Between+Shades+of+Gray Change-Up http://www.amazon.com/Change-up-Mystery-World-John-Feinstein/dp/B005FOHHG6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345061948&sr=1-1&keywords=Change-Up Claudette Colvin http://www.amazon.com/Claudette-Colvin-Twice-Toward-Justice/dp/0312661053/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1345061995&sr=1-1&keywords=Claudette+Colvin […]