MHS Media Center

We're open!

The Media Center is open 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Stop by or search the Library Catalog for your favorite books.

New books are always arriving.

Check out what's new on our shelves. Click New books 2021-2022.

We have 'em! The 2021-2022 Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award nominees are here in hardback.

The next Read & White Book Club meeting is Friday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Media Center

All are welcome! The next Book Club meeting will take place on Friday, Oct. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Media Center. Members will begin these suggested group reads:

If you like reading for fun and talking about books and authors, this club is for you. Email Ms. Hladek, Book Club sponsor, at kmhladek@munster.us for more information. Check out past Book Club reading selections.

Munster's Read & White Book Club members share out favorite books they read over the summer.

Database Feature: Gale in Context

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions. Gale's Opposing Viewpoints profiles hundreds of current and controversial issues. Give it a try. Password: munster

Munster High School students have many more databases to explore!

The Munster High School Mission:

Our mission is to help students demonstrate academic growth and social responsibility in a supportive and intellectually challenging environment.

Munster High School celebrates Banned Books Week, Sept. 26-Oct. 2; YA author Jason Reynolds is honorary chair

New Lake County Public Library Digital Access Cards are available in the Media Center!

If you don’t have a public library card, stop by the Media Center to pick up a digital access card for this school year. Your LCPL digital access card gives you access to all of the LCPL's databases for research and hundreds of OverDrive or Hoopla eBooks or audiobooks. Stream music, magazines, and comic books, too. You can explore many online research tools, learn a new language, or challenge yourself with a DIY project. (Note: If you have an old digital access card, it will likely expire sometime in mid-October.)

Three tech tips for students

  1. At least twice a month, students should restart their devices at school. Otherwise, your laptop will not receive important Microsoft and STM updates that are pushed out to devices. Reconnecting to the school network every so often is good for your laptop. You also can change your password. This video shows you how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6ouBcTtjOc

  2. Activate your OneDrive account and move everything saved in your Documents AND Downloads folders into OneDrive. OneDrive is to Microsoft what the Drive is to Google: cloud storage. OneDrive (or a flash drive) is the safest place to save your school work.

  3. If you need tech assistance—

    • Email support@student.munster.us. Please attach screenshots and/or pictures of error messages. They’re super helpful!

    • Call the Support Hotline at 219-836-7157. If the Technology Department cannot assist you remotely, you will be directed to the Media Center. The Media Center can issue a loaner device to you while your laptop gets repaired.

Munster High School staff members who need tech assistance should email support@munster.us.

Kelly Hladek

Media Specialist/Librarian

kmhladek@munster.us

Phone: 219-836-3200 ext. 3310

Lois McClaughry

Volunteer Extraordinaire

lamcclaughry@munster.us

Phone: 219-836-3200, ext. 3310 or 3313

Betsy Tanzillo

Audio/Visual Secretary

bltanzillo@munster.us

Phone: 219-836-3200 ext. 3313