Maynard High School Library

 Martin Luther King Day is Monday, January 15th! Check out one of these books in honor of MLK. In addition, you may want to check out possible days of service events that honor Martin Luther King:

There's no time like winter to find a cozy nook and read a book!

What would you like to see in the MHS Library? Add your book ideas to our 

Holiday Wish List!       

Check out some of our new arrivals!

Check out books in the library by Latin X authors as well as the Latin X experience

Featured: Sonja Sotomayor memoir, The Education of Margot Sanchez, Clap When You Land, The Poet X, I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter,  An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States and many more on Sora!


Juneteenth Resources

Video Explaining the History of Juneteenth

Sora link to ebooks and materials on  Juneteenth (sign into Maynard and your school gmail account.

Or explore many new titles in our high school library regarding slavery, race, and civil rights: Caste, The 1619 Project, Four Hundred Souls, and many more!

June: Pride Month   Explore our collection and the Sora Collection!

Sora has a wide collection as well; scroll down on their Explore page to access over 1,400 titles!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month


April is Poetry Month!

Visit for activities for the month! Reading List 2023

MHS Library Recommends

Amanda Gorman's Call Us What We Carry

Come see books about women and by women in our library!

There are so many to choose from, but here are some recommendations:

Learning Ally is now integrated with Clever which will allow students and teachers to use their MPS Google account to log in. If you are not familiar with Learning Ally, it is a big database of audiobooks for any student with a disability related to reading.

You can log in by going to this address and logging in with your MPS Google account: and then find Learning Ally under district resources.

Or you can click “Log in with your school or district” which is right below the user name and password fields.

There is more detail on this process here:

Once you are logged in, you can quality students by following these instructions:

Many titles celebrating  Black History Month  are on display in the library. Come check them out! Here are some of the authors we have highlighted this month!

Leah Johnson

Kaitlyn Greenidge

Wes Moore

Nic Stone

Our Sora ebook collection has hundreds of books for Black History Month as well. Search "Black History Month" in Sora...

We have many new titles about disability awareness, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please come check out our collection!

Here are a few of our new titles:

Test your knowledge of media literacy.

Don't miss out on the fun. Sign up for the Gingerbread House competition!

What are you reading this Halloween? Sora has some classics and new creepy tales as well!

I want to read them all!

How many of these books have you read this year? 

Come check them out in the library! You can vote in the MHS library, or the public library, or online  

Voting open until September 23rd!

National Voter Registration Day is September 20th

We will have a table set up to help you register to vote and or check your registration. 16 and 17 year olds in Massachusetts can  pre-register to vote.

English Classes Summer Work 2022

Mrs. Steigerwald' classes see below

Ms. Lind's classes see below

Ms. Gerondeau's classes see below

Mr. Luther's classes see below

_2022-23 Summer Reading Honors Writing and Lit I .pdf
Summer Reading for Grade 10 2022.pdf
Summer Reading for Incoming Juniors 2022.pdf
Summer Reading 2022 - ELA - Luther .pdf
2022-23 Summer Reading CP Writing and Lit I .pdf
RR packet Summer 2022 grade 10.docx.pdf
Summer 2022 reader Response grade 9.docx

March 8th is International Women's Day and the month of March is Women's History Month!

Our ebook collection ( has featured so many great books about and by women. These are just some of the 230 titles you could explore:

You can also check out the Women's History Month website and the National Museum of American History's virtual collection.

This site has interesting data on the state of gender bias in the world, and the theme of this year's International Women's Day is "Break the Bias." Check out these videos.

Black History Month--Titles in the MHS library

In honor of Black History Month, we've put together a collection of notable books by Black authors, as well as books about Black experiences in historical and contemporary times. These titles are in our library, but many more are available on Sora or through the Maynard or Boston public libraries. See my recommendation for a Sora ebook below.

 Ask me how to help you find more!    

Try this link out as well for more resources:

The 2022 Black History Month theme is Health and Wellness. There are many titles on Sora , MPL, and BPL that you might find interesting. I recommend The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks on Sora. It is about race, bioethics, and modern medicine. 

Coming Soon!

Book Trailer Academy Awards!

Climate Prep Awareness Week September 24th -30th

Check out books in the library about climate change.

Featured works in the library: We Are the Weather; On Sora: Falter, How to Prepare for Climate Change, 1001 Voices on Climate Change, Unstoppable, Climate Migrants and so many more!

More resources:

Check out all our new titles! Email me to set up a check out! (Some of these books will not show up yet in the catalog, but you are able to check them out directly from me.)     



Climate Change Awareness

Climate Change and Extreme Weather Reading Event--click here for details.

Do you want to take a book out of the library? Come in and see me! You can now browse the collection.

Go to this link for works that will help educate you about the history of racism and its continuing presence in our society. Learn how to help combat racisim. 

Resources here on history, children's books, memoirs, policing, incarceration


Book Recommendation!

Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You. by Ibram X. Kendi and James Reynolds. If you would like to take out our library copy, email Ms. LaBelle at It is also available on Sora!

This is an important book in helping people understand the roots of systemic racism in our country. 

Interested in getting involved in a book club? Please email me at