Welcome to the Highland Springs High School Library Media Center!

We hope you find lots of useful information here from how to print, to searching for a book, to using our school databases. Please contact one of us for any assistance you may need.

School Library Program Mission: 
“To empower students and staff to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.” –American Association of School Librarians.  Empowering Learners

March Madness in the Library

posted Mar 14, 2017, 10:45 AM by Adrienne C. Coffey

It's March and we're "mad" about books. Students and teachers voted on their top 5 favorite books of the year, and we've compiled the most popular books to make the Sweet 16. Those books are: The Walking Dead, Want To Go Private?, Crank, Burned, Homeboyz, Tyrell, Thirteen Reasons Why, If I Stay, Street Pharm, Snitch, Payback Time, Stolen, Takedown, The Maze Runner, Fallout, and Lessons from a Dead Girl. Go to www.tinyurl.com/HSMM2017 to vote for the Elite 8. Be sure to vote by Thursday, March 16, at 4:00 pm. 

2017 Reading Resolutions

posted Jan 26, 2017, 1:07 PM by Adrienne C. Coffey

It's 2017 and we're all about challenging ourselves to read more, whether it's by quantity or diversity. We've set some lofty goals for ourselves for the coming year, but we know that it will be a rewarding challenge! Mrs. Sarfo-Kantanka plans to read at least 50 books in 2017. Mrs. Coffey is participating in the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge, and plans to read more diversified books. Click here for more details about the Read Harder Challenge, or just to get some ideas about how to "read outside the box."

Students and teachers have also stepped up to the plate and set reading goals for themselves as well. Drop by the library to add your own goals to our resolution tree, or to get some ideas about goals you can set for yourself for the coming year. 


Book Club Meeting

posted Nov 18, 2016, 1:01 PM by Adrienne C. Coffey   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 12:16 PM ]

At our most recent HSHS Book Club meeting, members got together to make holiday cards for nursing home residents. We also enjoyed a few sweet holiday treats.

It's Movember!

posted Nov 11, 2016, 11:54 AM by Adrienne C. Coffey

Movember = Mustache + November

It's Movember and HSHS Library wants to help raise money and awareness for men's health issues. Here's how you can help: 

1. We take your picture with a mustache and a library book (see example below).
2. We post your picture to Instagram. 
3. For every "like" your picture gets, we will donate $.05 to The Movember Foundation. 
4. Students AND staff members are encouraged to participate!

*We will donate $.05 per "like" up to $20 combined for all pictures posted. We will calculate the number of "likes" through November 22, 2016. 

Visit https://us.movember.com/ for more information about The Movember Foundation. 


College Readiness Month

posted Nov 11, 2016, 9:16 AM by Adrienne C. Coffey   [ updated Nov 11, 2016, 10:46 AM ]

It's College Readiness Month, and we're representing our alma maters in the door decorating contest! Mrs. S-K is a graduate of VCU (Go Rams!), and Mrs. Coffey is a graduate of JMU (Go Dukes!). Come by the library if you have any questions about VCU or JMU. We would love to talk to you!

Scary Stories Sign-up

posted Oct 24, 2016, 8:40 AM by Adrienne C. Coffey   [ updated Oct 24, 2016, 8:44 AM ]

Artistic still life photo of a Jack-o-lantern Halloween holiday symbol illuminated from inside leaving scary lights and shadows from carved eyes and laughing mouth full of teeth on fallen autumn leaves. [Photo]. Retrieved from Encyclopaedia Britannica ImageQuest. http://quest.eb.com/search/167_3982993/1/167_3982993/cite


posted Oct 13, 2016, 6:06 PM by Adrienne C. Coffey   [ updated Oct 24, 2016, 8:02 AM ]

Come by the library and see our spooky BOO(ks). These are guaranteed to knock your socks off!

Banned Books Week

posted Oct 5, 2016, 6:19 PM by Adrienne C. Coffey   [ updated Oct 13, 2016, 6:08 PM ]

Banned Books Week may be over, but it's always a good time to talk about intellectual freedom and the importance of your right to choose what you read. Come by the library to check out some of these classic books and modern favorites that have been banned or challenged in the past. 


Library "Springer Tree"

posted Apr 7, 2016, 12:33 PM by Kimberly P. Gray   [ updated Apr 8, 2016, 7:27 AM ]

Our library "Springer Tree"

Celebrating Black History Month in the Library

posted Feb 10, 2015, 10:26 AM by Kimberly P. Gray

Come on by and check out our new display showing various titles of various genres all related to Black History Month!

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