SSHS Library Services & Programming
The Saint Library has lots of programs and resources available for the students of SSHS! We are a full-service library for both research and pleasure reading. We have non-fiction books available for checkout as well as access to many online databases for research. The library website is a one-stop research resource for students. All your research needs can be met at the Saint Library! We also offer a wide variety of fiction for students to check out for pleasure reading as well as a dozen teen interest magazine subscriptions. We have a limited supply of calculators available for student check out and we sell some basic school supplies. There is a Maker Space available for student use with a multitude of craft supplies for students who feel inspired to be creative. In addition, we sponsor a wide range of programming throughout the year to appeal to many different interests. The Saint Library has it all!
From Book to Big Screen
Every year, the library sponsors a film series called “From Book to Big Screen.” Each month we feature a movie that is based on a young adult novel. It normally takes place one Friday of each month, except December. The movie begins after school and is completely free. We also serve free popcorn to all students who stay. Some examples of movies we have shown include:
The Fault in Our Stars
The Hate U Give
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Saint Summer Library
Every summer, the library hosts special evenings at the Saint Summer Library series. These events are completely free and open to the entire community. During these evenings, we have food and activities that revolve around a particular book or theme. Some of our past evenings have included:
Luau in the Library
Library of the Living Dead
Lord of the Rings
Students are invited to beat the heat and join in the fun or just come check out a book. In addition to fun themed food, we have trivia contests, crafts, photo booths and super giveaways!
Clubs & Special Events
The library hosts 2 clubs--Animé Club and Book Club. We also celebrate different events
throughout the school year, such as
Teen Read Week, Banned Books Week, March Book Madness and others. These weeks often feature special contests, giveaways or costume days.
Once or twice a year, we host bookfairs at Barnes and Noble in Hickory. It's not only a chance for students to come out and support the library, but it's also an opportunity for students to earn service hours for Beta Club, Key Club, Juniorettes and other clubs that require service hours.
Student Library Assistants
Students who are interested may apply to be a student media assistant during their junior or senior year. These students learn about running the library and help to design and plan many of the special events and features in the library. This is a credited class for students with a regular numerical grade.
Help our library!
Remember those great book order flyers from elementary school? They have them for YA books too! Go to the Scholastic Book Club pages and order from their YA flyer or from Book Beat. You get great books and the library gets free books!
First Order Due Date: 09/30/20
Connect to Our Library Page!
Shop the flyers!
All books ship to the school, and I hand them out to the students to take home. Best of all, there is NO shipping charge!
You can also order books for younger family members. And books make great Christmas presents!
Thank you for encouraging the love of reading!
PS: Feel free to forward the class page link to extended family who may want to support your child's reading.
Class Code: PJ9Y8