Your library is never closed!


Don’t forget that your library is open 24/7 during the holiday break. You have access to thousands of ebooks and audiobooks right at the touch of your fingers.




BryteWave Mobile lets you access your BryteWave bookshelf from most web-enabled mobile devices including iPads, Android tablets and smart phones. Your experience is always synced across devices, so your notes and highlights stay with you at all times.

Access our fiction, some nonfiction, and audiobooks with this app. Click HERE for information on how to use the BryteWave app.


Access your library — even when you’re not at school! It’s as simple as using the Access My Library School Edition app from Gale. After a simple, one-time log-in using your library’s password, the mobile app will give you free, unlimited access to your school library’s reputable, authoritative Gale online resources.

Access all of our online reference ebooks with this app.

Have fun reading over the holidays! We will see you back in the library on Tuesday, January 6, 2015!

Bring on Hour of Code Week!


Let’s get excited for Hour of Code Week!! Mr. Tully, our OTHS computer science teacher, and I have been busy planning for this week for a while now. Hour of Code is a global movement to introduce computer science and to show that anyone can learn the basics of coding.

During the week of December 8th – December 12th, the library is hosting Hour of Code activities BEFORE and AFTER school. Our CompSci students are also available during these times to help students, answer questions, and share their experiences with regards to computer science.

We also created an OTHS Hour of Code symbaloo for students that want to learn more about coding after the introduction activity. This symbaloo contains lots of great activities and information on graphical and textual coding.

We hope to see each and every Falcon in the library this week for a sneak peek into computer science and coding!

Weekend Reading

We received this book in the library not too long ago and I have been anxiously awaiting for the holiday season to read it. (It just wouldn’t feel the same reading it any other time of year, you know.)

true love

My True Love Gave to Me – edited by Stephanie Perkins

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers (Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La Peña, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Tayler and Kiersten White), edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.

Copyright © 2014 Follett School Solutions, Inc.

What are you reading this holiday season? Post it to the blog!

12 Days of Library and Technology Tools

12 Awesome Days of Technology

Each year I like to give my staff 12 days of holiday trivia/puzzles and give away fun prizes. It gets everyone in the holiday spirit and just adds a big smile to their faces.

Last year I attended a workshop by librarian, Shannon Miller, in which she did something similar but shared technology tools with her staff instead. I began to think about the impact that this could have on my staff and decided that I would combine my fun trivia/puzzles this year with great technology tools that teachers can use in their classrooms.

Each day I am highlighting one library/technology tool and sharing a fun holiday game. Teachers that participate will be in a drawing to win one of these handmade book ornaments. We are only on Day 2, but there is a lot of buzz in the air from staff members that they MUST have one of these ornaments!


Want to join in the fun? Check out our “12 Days of Library and Technology Tools” smore!

Creating poetry using books!

April may be National Poetry Month, but it’s not the only time to celebrate poetry. Our Freshmen Falcons have been studying poetry and stopped by the library to use their creativity to create book spine poems.



Here’s how they did it:
1. Students chose a topic. This was just a starting point. As they searched for titles, their ideas may have changed.
2. Students developed a search strategy by deciding what type of search to use (keyword or title).
3. Then students performed the searches using the library catalog and located the books on the shelves.
4. With a minimum of 5 books, students then created their book spine poem.

Some classes were asked to write a short explanation of their poem and what inspired them to write it. The results were incredible! The students really thought about their poems and carefully choose titles that added meaning and depth to their poem.