Curbside Delivery of BooksStarting October 5th, the library will be offering curbside delivery of library books. Books will be available for pickup Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. We ask students to only come at times that do not conflict with synchronous instruction, but parents may come at any time between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Also beginning October 5th, we will be offering a pop-up curbside library for browsing of library books (no handling) during the time of meal distribution. We will have a selection of elementary, middle, and high school titles. This will be in front of Brooke Point on Mondays between 10:30 and 12:00.Social Media: Follow us on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook:
- Find a book using Destiny, the library catalog
- Complete the Google form to request your book
- After receipt of an email stating your book is ready, pick up your requested book in the main office of the school building. The book will be bagged with your name at the top of the bag.
- Check out is for 3 weeks.
- You may also return your books using the box at the main doors.
Take this year's VRChallenge!
Happy Fall, y'all! The Library has so many things to offer you this fall semester. Check out several things here, on our department overview page. At the top, you will see links for registration forms for our Cafe Book Club and our Battle of the Books team. Meetings for both will be starting soon!
You will also see a link to our popular VRChallenge. Will you accept the challenge of reading from the Virginia Readers' Choice list this year. If so, you will be eligible for some fun prizes as we go through the year!
In more news, you will find a link to the Library help desk, new this year! You can use the help desk form at any time, but it is also the form to use if you want some help during your scheduled lunch time on days of synchronous instruction (12-1 pm). You can also email us at email@example.com, or at our personal school email addresses.
We are also excited that we will be starting curbside pickup of books from our library. The service begins October 5th, so scroll back up on this page to learn more and to find the link to the Google form to request the book(s) you would like to read. Notice that the link to our Destiny Library Catalog is located on the right hand side of the page. In the right side bar, scroll down below the names and photos of the librarians and our assistant, and you will find the Destiny catalog link to help you see what books are available to you.
Finally, follow the Library on Twitter, Instagram, and at our Facebook page to keep up with all the latest news, or check back here!
Don't forget...Fall is the perfect time for reading a good book (okay, okay, anytime is the perfect time for reading a good book).
High School 2020 Summer Reading List
See the Summer Reading Lists tab on the left side column to get a printable list of the books!
The Ultimate Book Chat!!
Hey Black-Hawks, join us for our last Virtual Book Club this Thursday, May 28th at 2:30 p.m.
If new (first time joining us) register using the link below to receive an invite to our virtual book club. Open to all SCPS high school students and rising freshman.
What are you reading?
April 24, 2020
SORA UPDATE: A large batch of new ebooks and audio books were uploaded to Sora today. Lots of great new fiction and some high-interest nonfiction for you to enjoy. Remember to check the Audiobooks and Ebooks tab on the left column for full information about how to access and use these resources. (The Sora app is in your Google waffle.) Yay for (e- and audio-) books!!!
April 22, 2020
Only a few more days to submit this week's Maker Challenges! We want to see what you can do! Don't forget to check out the maker challenges for the coming weeks. You will find them all under the Maker Challenges tab on the left side column.
April 17, 2020
Battle of the Books Virtual Competion
Test your knowledge of this year's Battle of the Books titles in our first ever virtual Battle competition.
The SCPS HS Librarians have compiled ten Google quizzes and one challenging Kahoot to put you to the test!! Any student can participate (even if you had not signed up for the Battle team, and even if you haven't read all the books). Each book has one Google quiz accessed by the link below. Then, there is a 100 question Kahoot, linked below, that tests your knowledge of all ten books!
Click here to access the quizzes and Kahoot via our Google doc (once at the document, click on each book's link or the Kahoot). Go to our Battle of the Books page for all the info! https://www.staffordschools.net/Page/16053
Great news, Black-Hawks!
You now have access to ebooks and audiobooks through Sora by Overdrive. Find the Sora app in your Google waffle, or download the Sora app to your device. Click the link below for more information, or go to the tab for Ebooks and Audiobooks at the top of the left side column of this web page where you will find full information about Sora. (PS-We will be adding many more titles very soon, so keep checking back, and email your librarians with any questions!)
Update: April 6, 2020
Your librarians have been working hard with the other HS librarians to gather online resources, activities, and links to programs for you. The link in blue above will take you to a page at the SCPS website where these resources have been organized for you. Soon, we will be adding Overdrive to all our high school students' Google accounts. You will be able to access hundreds of e-books and audio books with your school Google login. Look for an announcement here or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news! Check out the document link above, check back for Overdrive information, and also, check out the new tab on the left menu bar titled "Book Conversations." There you will find interviews from some of your favorite teachers, staff, or administrators about their favorite books, reading habits, and more! We all miss you, and we wanted to have little "conversations" with you! Finally, if you click on the "Ask a Librarian" banner above, you will be taken to the new "Ask A High School Librarian" help desk email. A high school librarian from one of our five high schools will answer your email during our office hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. We are here to support you!
March 30, 2020/Covid-19 Update
Along with all other SCPS educators, we are working hard to devise new ways to support you during this time of school closure. In the meantime, we wanted to encourage everyone to use the digital resources provided by the Central Regional Rapphannock Library. You may still access the e-books and audio books in the BPHS Library Collection by using the Destiny Catalog. Remember to log in to Destiny with your Novell account username and password (not your Google account) to access these resources. See the separate announcement about our audio books. In addition to Brooke's digital resources, with a public library card, you will have access to a wide range of resources such as e-books, audio books, databases, language learning applications, e-magazines, and more through the public library. The public library branches are closed for physical book checkout, but you can still obtain a library card and access all their digital resources and services.
If you do not have a public library card, you may obtain one online at no charge. Go to librarypoint.org/card.
Do you enjoy a challenge? If you said "yes," then the library has a great deal for you! The VRC Challenge features the ten titles that make up the Virginia Readers' Choice list published by the Virginia State Reading Association. The library is challenging students to read a certain number of these titles. Read two of the books by January, and you will receive an invitation to Cookies and Cocoa in the library. Read five by April, and receive an invitation to hang out with your librarians over lunch...wait, it gets even better. You can hang out with your librarians AND receive a pizza lunch. That's right! April will bring our Pizza Palooza! Just read five books out of the ten, and you are in. You did need to fill out a Google form for each book you complete. Just fill out the form and we will keep track of the number of titles you've read. Hope to see you for both Cookies and Cocoa and the Pizza Palooza. See Mrs. Ryan or Mrs. Hagermann in the library for more details.
See a librarian today for your reigstration form for this year's Literacy Fair. The Literacy Fair will be held at North Stafford High School on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. All high schools are participating in this fun event. Make a tri-fold poster presentation about your favorite book or author an be eligible to win some great prizes, as well as a trophy and/or medal and ribbon. This is a family-friendly, community event that will include a host of fun activities. We will have food trucks, cool Maker activities, breakout/escape activities, and several community partners who will join us to celebrate books and reading. The fair also features a People's Choice award, so bring your friends and family and encourage them to vote for your display. See a Brooke Point librarian for more details.
The March Reading Madness Tournament is beginning soon! Come to the library to sign up for the tournament and be placed on a "team" in one of this year's exciting brackets. There are some fantastic books competing in this year's tournament from a variety of genres: Science Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Thriller, and Fantasy. Which will make the Final Four? Which book will be this year's champion? Find more information by clicking on the March Madness Tournament tab on the left.