Welcome to the Shenandoah High School Library Media Center
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Happy Reading!


This Week's Featured Book Trailer!

Interested in discovering a WW2 story you probably never heard?  Click on the cover below, and you can watch a trailer for  

The Boy's Who Challenged Hitler



More can be found on the Book Trailers Link under Library Media Center!


Library Word(s) of the Week

1st Semester

1st 9 Weeks

Week #5

Circulation Desk

Circulation Desk-- Where patrons come to take care of library business: checking books out, returning books, placing reserves.

AR Bookfinder

With our new version of Accelerated Reader, we now have access to all of the tests available through Renaissance.

WARNING!!  This is a link to a complete listing of available AR tests.  If you are looking up a book that is not one that we have in the SHS Libary, it would be good to check with Miss Huxford or your English Teacher to make sure your book is acceptable for your AR requirement. 


Do you have a laptop or a computer at home?  Do you have an ereader or a tablet or an ipad?  Then we have books for you!

Click on the link below for instructions on how the SHS ebook collection works!

Non-Fiction Feature

Looking for an interesting non-fiction? Tune in frequently to see what we've discovered!

Hurricane Katrina wiped out New Orleans, but one school rose above the disaster, got kids back in school, gave them a place to belong, a little bit of normal, and even rocked the football field!!

Want More Suggestions?  Click on the picture below and check out our Notable Non-Fiction Page!

Dance Like No One is Watching!

2016 Summer Reading List

Need some suggestions for reading this summer?  We've got some below, or you can click on the porcupine above for a video!

Title    Author

Death Coming Up the Hill-- Chris Crowe

Dirt Bikes, Drones & Other Ways to Fly-- Conrad Wesselhoeft

Drowned City: Hurrican Katrina &...-- Don Brown

Emer in the Ashes-- Sabaa Tahir

Ghosts in the Fog-- Samantha Seiple

Hit Count-- Chris Lynch

I Hunt Killers-- Barry Lyga

Inherit Midnight-- Katie Kae Myers

In Honor-- Jessi Kirby

Kiss of Broken Glass-- Madeleine Kuderick

A Madness So Discreet-- Mindy McGinnis

Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg-- Steve Sheinkin

Snow Like Ashes-- Sarah Raasch

Truly, Madly, Deadly-- Hannah Jayne

An Uncertain Choice-- Jody Hedlund

Wondering What to Read?

Feeling the loss of seeing Miss Huxford every day to ask what you should be reading?  Then follow the link below where you can catch her as she blogs about the books she's discovering!

Peace, Love & Books

Miss Huxford's Picks

These books really should have made some list, some where, but sadly have been neglected!  Enjoy discovering these hidden treasures with me! You can click on the cover for a book trailer!









Ever thought about donating a book to the library, but you weren't sure what we were looking for?  Then check out our Shenandoah High School Wish List on Amazon.com!  Try the link below!


SHS Media Center


1.   Books are checked out using the Follett automation system on the computer.  Students will use the OPAC-- On-line Public Access Catalog-- application.


2.   Each student's number is his/her student ID/lunch #.  Students can use their Student ID card to check out library materials.


3.   Books are checked out for 4 weeks.  They may be renewed or reserved.


4.   Audio Books are checked out for 4 weeks.  Students may only have 1 audio book at a time.


5.   Reference books may be checked out overnight.


6.   Students are responsible for paying the cost of lost or damaged books; audio books are quite costly.



1.   Students are to be reasonably quiet in the library.  It is not merely a gathering place.


2.   Students must have a specific need to visit the library on an individual basis and work accordingly.  Individual students must have a pass.  Passes must be shown to the Library Media Specialist upon entering, and students must sign the clipboard.  Passes must be signed before leaving.  Passes are issued for the following reasons:

a.   To work on a project, paper, or assignment.

b.   To find something to read.

c.   To find a quiet place to study and/or read.

d.   To take an Accelerated Reader Test.


3.   Food, drinks and candy may NOT be brought into nor consumed in the Library Media Center.


Computer Concerns

1.   Each student has his/her own log-in and password.  In order to access your documents from anywhere, save to One Drive.  (For assistance, see Miss Huxford).


2.   Students must talk to the Librarian before using laptops.  Tabletop PCs will be used for Accelerated Reader and the OPAC. 


3.   Email, Chat Rooms, You Tube, Face Book, Twitter, etc. are not allowed at school.


4.   When logging off of any device, you need to go to the Start button and restart.  Do not use keyboard shortcuts!!


5.   Students need to take great care with all laptops: return laptops to correct spots, plugging in power and network cables if needed.




SHS Library Schedule

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