Welcome Back Scots

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!

Relax and Listen


Sync Audiobooks is giving away 30 free titles this summer.  Two per week.  

Download and listen for free painless summer reading.

Check it out!

HPHS Required 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

Book Love tab.

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


The Books Are Due!

All library books and materials are now due. 

Please turn in these items and pay your fines ASAP!

Don’t make us call home!


The New SAT and Reading Stamina

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.


ALA Youth Media Award Winners 2016

Yesterday the American Library Association announced the top books, audio books, and videos for children and young adults.

Full list

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.


bonegap      Bone Gap by Laura Ruby

Printz Honor Books:

out of       Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez

ghosts      The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults


most dangerous

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

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

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     Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli


because     Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

conviction     Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert

sacred     The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

the-weight-of-feathers     The Weight of Feathers by Anna-Marie McLemore

Alex Awards for the 10 best adult books that appeal to teen audiences

all     All Involved by Ryan Gattis

between the world     Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

bones     Bones & All by Camille DeAngelis

futuristic     Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits by David Wong

girl at war     Girl at War by Sara Nović

half the world     Half the World by Joe Abercrombie

humans     Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton

sacred heart     Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia


Undocumented: A Dominican Boy’s Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League by Dan-el Padilla Peralta

unraveling     The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen


Happy Award Winners Reading!

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