Friday, September 16, 2022

Welcome to the library

 Hey everyone,

remember anyone can get a study hall pass to the library.  To be sure to get one come into the library before 8am and sign up with our form.  Otherwise, go to your study hall and check in with your study hall teacher and make sure there is enough room in the library and use their sign-out sheet.  Other than that we hope everyone is having a great start to the year.

Soon, new books should start to arrive in the library.  As always if there is a book you would like to read and we do not have it use this form to let us know which title you would like.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Library News

 The library is going to get a makeover this summer.  New carpet and paint are on the horizon.  We can't wait.  This means we will close the library before the school year ends for study halls so that we can begin to take books off the shelves in an orderly fashion.   This closure will happen after the final art show and probably right before finals week.  

We have an author visit coming June 13. Ok so Lulu Miller, author of Why Fish Don't Exist, may not be actually coming here but she is planning to Google Meet with us for a QA session.  Lulu Miller works for National Public Radio and created the shows Radiolab and Invisibilia.  Why Fish Don't Exist is a memoir that incorporates Miller's investigation of Robert Star Jordan, a famous ichthyologist and the first president of Stanford University.   Why Fish Don't Exist has now been widely read by staff at FHS and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews.  We have multiple copies in the library as well as the audio version available thru Sora.  The book is only 200 or so pages but is packed with thought-provoking material and moves along thanks to Miller's beautiful prose.  

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Welcome Back

Welcome back.  Here is the latest with what is happening in the library.  First, Aaron Hull has been hired as the new library manager.  He is there from about 7:30 to 3:00 everyday and can help students and staff find books and other information.  Second, the library is open to book browsing as long as you follow Covid instructions around browsing.  We will quarantine all books to be checked in for four days.  Third, you can order books for curbside pickup.  Simply click this form and library staff will get back to you on when you can pick up your materials in the spot for material pickup outside the main office. 

Sunday, April 26, 2020


Yes, we have them.  Use this website here.You will need a pin number and a password.  Your Pin number is fhs and your password is your lunch number.  

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Welcome Back

We hope everyone had a great summer.  There are several things we in the library are looking forward to.  First, Chris Kinley is going to lead this year's eSports team.  More information should be coming soon from him on that and we hope to grow the team.  Second, the tech department, with the help of Phil Hobby, Katie Fletcher, and Kassidy Castillo, will be putting on the Anchors Film Festival again on May 22.  Finally, the library is expanding its reach, penetrating into classrooms with the simple use of book carts and teacher enthusiasm around reading. 

Monday, June 17, 2019

Summer Reading

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to wish everyone a great summer and also talk a little about books and summer reading.  Currently, I have been trying to get kids and staff to bring in their overdue library books.  However, I would be delighted to check books out to anyone for the summer.  I am going to link some of the best books of the year below.

Dan's bookshelf: read

Beneath a Scarlet Sky
really liked it
tagged: historical-fiction and war
The Monk of Mokha
really liked it
tagged: great-non-fiction and war
Laughing at My Nightmare
it was amazing
tagged: bio, funny, great-non-fiction, and high-school-life
Us Against You
it was amazing
tagged: funny and sports-fiction
it was amazing
tagged: sports-fiction
The Seclusion
really liked it
tagged: dystopia and sci-fi
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy
it was amazing
tagged: great-non-fiction, historical, politics, and that-s-messed-up
it was amazing
tagged: historical-fiction and outgroup-allies
Challenger Deep
it was amazing
tagged: funny, high-school-life, and without-a-home
Shark Girl
really liked it
tagged: high-school-life
American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
it was amazing
tagged: great-non-fiction, that-s-messed-up, and crime
really liked it
tagged: suspense and survival