The library is open and ready to serve you. For those returning, there are some new and exciting changes.
First off, please welcome Dr. Joe Pendleton, who comes to HPHS from Booker T. Washington. He replaces Ms. Harrison and his background in Fine Arts will bring some excellent new ideas to the library.
Good news for Students! You may now print 2 pages of black and white free of charge each day of school. After 2 pages, the cost is 10 cents per page. This policy is to make printing faster, more affordable and convenient for everyone. We ask that you do not abuse free printing by taking advantage of multiple periods. The continuation of the policy depends on everyone’s honesty.
Thank you Scots Library users for you support!
Sync Audiobooks is giving away 30 free titles this summer. Two per week.
Download and listen for free painless summer reading.
Get the scoop on the HPHS required summer reading here.
Check out all of these books at the library!
For choice reading suggestions click on the
Happy Summer Reading!
|Course||Summer Reading Title and Author||ISBN #|
|English I Standard||Choice Reading *|
|English I Pre-AP and English I Pre-AP TAG||Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
By Jamie Ford
|English II Standard||Choice Reading *|
|English II Pre-AP and English II Pre-AP TAG||Lord of the Flies
By William Golding
|English III Standard, English III AP, and English III AP TAG||Outliers
By Malcolm Gladwell
|English IV Standard||Grendel||978-0-679-72311-0|
|English IV AP and English IV AP TAG||The Poisonwood Bible
By Barbara Kingsolver
All library books and materials are now due.
Please turn in these items and pay your fines ASAP!
Don’t make us call home!
According to The New York Times, the new SAT is reading-heavy in both the reading/writing sections and the math sections of the test.
Some changes according to experts are, “longer and harder reading passages and more words in math problems. The shift is leading some educators and college admissions officers to fear that the revised test will penalize students who have not been exposed to a lot of reading” (Hartocollis). Exposure to a lot of varied reading and building reading stamina can help you score better on the test.
Where’s the best place to find reading texts? The HP Scots Library of course! We’ll help recommend books to build your reading stamina, broaden your knowledge of literature, help you succeed in college and beyond, and inspire you to become a lifelong reader.
Hartocollis, Anemona. “New, Reading-Heavy SAT Has Students Worried. “The New
York Times. The New York Times, 08 Feb. 2016. Web. 10 Feb. 2016.
Yesterday the American Library Association announced the top books, audio books, and videos for children and young adults.
Your HP Scots Library has most of these books ready for check out today! Come see us and check out a great read!
Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
Printz Honor Books:
Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults
Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War by Steve Sheinkin
Finalists for the award:
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle
First Flight Around the World: The Adventures of the American Fliers Who Won the Race by Tim Grove
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson
This Strange Wilderness: The Life and Art of John James Audubon by Nancy Plain
William C. Morris Award for a debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes
The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore
Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences
All Involved by Ryan Gattis
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis
Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong
Girl at War by Sara Nović
Half the World by Joe Abercrombie
Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton
Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta
The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen