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The mission of the Winthrop High School Library Media Center is to enable students to become life-long learners of the 21st century.
This is accomplished by:    

                            • Teaching information literacy skills (locating, evaluating, and using 
                               information ethically and efficiently)
                            • Ensuring equitable access to professional services
                            • Creating a welcoming library environment
                            • Promoting reading for pleasure
                            • Providing resources in multiple formats
                            • Promoting intellectual freedom

"Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future." -Ray Bradbury
News from the WHS Library
Access the WHS Library's databases on your mobile device!

Get the App for the WHS Library Databases!

Click here to access this app, which will give you free access to the WHS Library's databases on your iPhone, Android, iPod Touch or iPad! Ask the library media specialist for the one-time password.

YALSA 2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults
Click here to view the 2015 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults recommended by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
School Library Month
April is School Library Month! School libraries change lives. Click here to read the Declaration for the Right to Libraries.
Meet the Author Day
The WHS Library hosted a Meet the Author Day on Tuesday, March 17th. Students were able to meet local author, Jo Ramsey, view her latest young adult books, and learn about the book publishing process!
National History Day
On March 4th, the Winthrop High School Social Studies Department displayed the 2015 National History Day Projects created by students in social studies classes, grades 9-12. Family, friends, and the community were invited to view student projects and to speak with students.

For National History Day, students picked a historical topic of their choice that related to this year's NHD theme: Leadership and Legacy in History. Since the fall, WHS history teachers have collaborated with the WHS librarian to provide students with opportunities to conduct primary and secondary research, use databases, and create annotated bibliographies. After analyzing their sources, students chose to present their work in one of four ways: creating an exhibit, website, documentary, or performance.

WHS National History Day Projects
Below is an exhibit created by a WHS student who came in first place at the Regional and State History Day Competition and qualified for the National History Day Competition in Washington D.C.:

Click here to view a slideshow of History Day projects created by WHS students. At the Regional History Day Competition, the following WHS projects received Honorable Mentions: the documentary on the Media and the Vietnam War, website on the Beatles, and the exhibit on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Below is the exhibit:

WHS Readers' Advisory - Recommended Books
Books Recommended by WHS Faculty
Looking for a good book to read? Listed below are WHS faculty's favorite books. Please click the links to read a description about each book.

Ms. Aronson- The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Mr. Beck- Five Equations that Changed the World by Michael Guiller

He also recommends The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger and A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

Ms. Benvenuto- Bossypants by Tina Fey

Mr. Bonneau- Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

He also recommends Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambrose, Zeitoun by David Eggers, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer, Neither Here Nor There by Bill Bryson, Flight by Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Mama Day by Gloria Naylor, Maus vol. 1 & Maus vol. 2 by Art Spiegelman, Stitches by David Small, The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Ms. Boyajian- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling

Mr. Cadigan- Art of War by Sun Tzu

Ms. Calinda- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Mr. Campbell- Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse

Mr. Capasso- Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill

Mr. Crombie- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Mr. Curran- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

He also recommends Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

Mr. D’Amico- Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Mrs. D'Amico- Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

Mr. Dixon- Dune by Frank Herbert

He also recommends The Big Necessity: the unmentionable world of human waste and why it matters by Rose George and Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

Mr. Donnelly- 1984 by George Orwell

Ms. Droney- The Given Day by Dennis Lehane

Ms. Flanagan- House Rules by Jodi Picoult

She also recommends Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult

Mr. Ito- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein

Ms. Jasper- Once a Runner by John L. Parker, Jr.

Ms. Kearney- The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

She also recommends Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane

Superintendent Macero- The Client by John Grisham

He also recommends all of Josh Grisham's novels, as well as James Patterson's Alex Cross novels

Ms. Marconi- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

She also recommends Survival of the Sickest by Moalem Sharon

Mr. Nickerson- The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien

He also recommends all of Tim O'Brien's books and The Bleachers by John Grisham

Mr. Palen- East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Mr. Parsons- Tai Pan by James Clavell

Ms. Roy- Tales of a Female Nomad by Rita Golden Gelman

Mr. Rubin- Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

Ms. Rupp- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Mr. Serino- Eleven Seconds by Travis Roy

Mr. Skane- Black Elk Speaks by Black Elk; John Gneisenau Neihardt

He also recommends To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Mr. Sullivan- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ms. Summa- The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Mr. Walton- The Killer Angels by Michael Sharra

He also recommends Team of Rivals:
the political genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Mrs. Walton- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

She also recommends Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen, Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini, The Princess Bride by William Goldman, Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes,
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier, Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt, and The Runner by Cynthia Voigt

Videos and Podcasts
Web Pages
 MLA style
Informational handouts and examples of MLA formatted papers, in-text citations, and Works Cited pages.
 History Day
Handouts of information about History Day
Information about evaluating web sites and avoiding plagiarism
 Website Evaluation Guide.pptx
Powerpoint on how to evaluate websites
Discussion Topics

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