Welcome to the L.C.H.S. Library Media Center's Web page (Grades 7-12).
The library is the hub of research at Lauderdale County High School. With more than 17,000 books and audio-visual items, the library serves the needs of students and faculty. By clicking the above "A on the go" icon, patrons can search our library collection using our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC). Atriuum's automated database allows easy access to search our varied collection from 39 library computers or using any device in the world with an Internet connection and Web browsing software. Periodicals are available for current checkout for our school community. Current information and ideas are fingertips away to help students find facts, discover diverse opinions, and form their own conclusions.
Online databases and resources provide outstanding reference material. The Alabama Virtual Library (AVL), highly recommended Web links, and online e-book links are accessible at all times. The Alabama Virtual Library no longer requires an AVL card for home access by offering Geolocation that gives immediate access to the databases if you are located within the state of Alabama. Students living within five miles of the state line may need to request an AVL home access card (free) from Mrs. Jones or stop by to obtain one from the Rogersville Public Library.
Knowing that avid readers are better writers and thinkers, the library staff has upgraded the library's collection with noted and award-winning titles through donations from the community. As a result, recreational reading has increased in recent years.
The ability to locate, evaluate, and synthesize information for academic and personal use is one indicator of a person's success in life. The library--in any form--provides the tools students need to be successful.
Please contact Mrs. Jones for assistance. Thank you for using your library media center.
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Students may check out up to 3 books for a loan period of 2 weeks. Renewals are permitted when possible. Library Media Center rules applies concerning student conduct. Students must have a valid pass from their current teacher to use the library from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Please leave food and drinks at the circulation desk.
Life-long learners, Contributing Citizens, Honorable Conduct, Supportive Community
Acceptable Digital Communication
Students explore scenarios in which communication breakdowns occur among friends or peers. Students will analyze to predict consequences, generate multiple solutions for dealing with cyber etiquette and create a list of tips to help teens avoid inappropiate networking situations.
2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
1) The Carnival at Bray. By Jessie Ann Foley. Elephant Rock. Maggie has only recently moved to Ireland when tragedy strikes and her goal becomes seeing Nirvana perform in Rome.
2) The Crossover. By Kwame Alexander. Houghton. Josh, aka Filthy, is a twin, a talented basketball star, and a son who adores his father but discovers parents are not infallible.
3) The Gospel of Winter. By Brendan Kiely. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry. As Aidan’s family disintegrates, he turns to Father Greg for love and comfort, an act that transforms into something dark and unexpected.
4) I’ll Give You the Sun. By Jandy Nelson. Dial. Artistically gifted twins, Jude and Noah, tell their compelling family story in rich alternating voices.
5) Jackaby. By William Ritter. Algonquin. Answering an odd help-wanted ad that cautions “Do not stare at the frog,” Abigail finds that her life is about to change in ways she couldn’t have imagined.
6) Noggin. By John Corey Whaley. Atheneum. Travis Coates has lost his head—literally. Dying of leukemia, he has had his noggin surgically removed and cryogenically frozen. But when he’s revived, all is not the same as it once was.
7) The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim. By E. K. Johnston. Carolrhoda/Lab. Dragons live everywhere and they’re threatening to exterminate a Canadian town unless dragon slayer Owen, and his bard Siobhan, come up with a plan to save them all.
8) Vango. By Timothee de Fombelle. Candlewick. Moments before his ordination as a priest, 19-year-old Vango, falsely accused of murder, must flee for his life.
9) We Were Liars. By E. Lockhart. Delacorte. Suffering from serious injuries, Cadence doesn’t remember much from the summer of her fifteenth year on Beechwood Island. Two years later, she returns to try to fill in the gaps.
10) The Young Elites. By Marie Lu. Putnam. An intense fantasy about Adelina, an outsider girl who is rescued by the legendary Reaper, the leader of the Young Elites. But can Adelina keep her friends and sister safe?
2014 Teen's Top Ten
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin)
- Splintered by A.G. Howard (ABRAMS/Amulet Books)
- The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (Tor Teen)
- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Penguin/Putnam Juvenile)
- Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends)
- Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (Prometheus Books /Pyr)
- The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson (Random House/Delacorte Press)
- Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
- The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (Random House/Delacorte Press)
2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles are as follows:
- "Code Name Verity" by Elizabeth Wein (Disney/Hyperion)
- "The False Prince" by Jennifer A. Nielsen (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
- "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth (Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books)
- "Pushing the Limits" by Katie McGarry (Harlequin Teen)
- "Poison Princess" by Kresley Cole (Simon & Schuster)
- "The Raven Boys" by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic/Scholastic Press)
- "Crewel" by Gennifer Albin (Macmillan/Farrar Straus Giroux)
- "Every Day" by David Levithan (Random House/Alfred A. Knopf)
- "Kill Me Softly" by Sarah Cross (Egmont)
- "Butter" by Erin Jade Lange (Bloomsbury)
2015-2016 Resources Listed Below:
Digital Citizenship How are you a responsible digital citizen? Does your online behavior reflect responsible, safe use of technology? Activity
|Digital Citizenship Pledge
I pledge to: communicate responsibly and kindly with one another; protect my own and others' private information online; stand up to cyberbullying; respect each other's ideas and opinions; and give proper credit when using others' work. Parent Tips: Common Sense Contract
Works Cited Links: Easybib.com Citation Machine.com
Literary Guides: Shmoop.com provides analysis of characters, plot, literary devices, symbolism, imagery, allusion, themes, and more)
Cox: Link for Essay
A+ Web link ACT Test Practice Link 1, Link 2
ACT Language Arts Testing Practice
Victorian Web Quest Information Literacy Propaganda PPT
21st Century Information Fluency (Bias)
Banned Books Week Library Bill of Rights Wordsmith
Suggested Books by Grade Level Controversial Books
Copyright Guidelines Primary Sources Media Literacy
Media Literacy Quiz Intel Visual Ranking Tool Web Evaluation
Banned Book Quiz Avoiding Plagiarism 10 Testing Tips
Making the Grade