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October Opportunities!

"LGBT History Month celebrates the achievements of 31 lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender Icons. Each day in October, a new LGBT Icon is featured with a video, bio, bibliography, downloadable images and other resources" (Equality Forum, 2021).

Excellent support resources for LGBTQIA+ teens


The Trevor Project

Sacramento LGBT Community Center

Gender Health Center

Click on the Choice Board below to find some award-winning LGBTQIA+ YA reads!

Meet Your New


My name is Mrs. McCoy, and I will be serving the students of GBHS and ANHS. I have been with the RJUHSD since 2000, first as a science and math teacher for 17 years and then as a teacher-librarian for the past 5 years. I am excited to meet and work with you this year. My goal is to create a welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and comfortable space where students can relax, study, read, and hangout. Come and see the changes we have already made in the library.

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I am here to help you with all of your information needs and support you in any way that I can.

Don’t know what to read next? Come and see me for some great suggestions.

Want to suggest a book for our library or recommend a book to a fellow Grizzly? Fill out one of our slips at the circulation desk, and we will order the book or post your recommendation.

Are you an artist, writer, creator, or poet? Share your creations with us, and we will publish them on our website in our Voices of the Students (VOTS) digital magazine.

Want to get involved with the library? Join our Teen Advisory Board or TAB. We will be running a book club, planning and hosting community service and movie night events, and having themed contest weeks throughout the year.

There are so many amazing opportunities coming your way from the GBHS Library. I can’t wait to be a part of your journey this year. Go Grizzlies!


Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15th - October 15th

“The 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month theme invites us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope. It also encourages us to reflect on all the contributions Hispanics have made in the past and will continue to make in the future" (Ms. Eliana De León). Click on the Choice Board below to experience titles celebrating voices from Latin America.


DigCit Week

October 18-22, 2021

For DigCit Week, tell us how you are being a "thoughtful, empathetic digital citizen, who can wrestle with the important ethical questions at the intersection of technology and humanity" (Mattson, 2017). Use the #digcitweek and tag us @grizzlylibrarygirl on Instagram or @library_gbhs on Twitter.

Stop by the table outside of the Library during both lunches on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 to choose your DigCit Superpower pin. Are you inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, or alert?

  • Inclusive - I am open to hearing and respectfully recognizing multiple viewpoints, and I engage with others online with respect and empathy.

  • Informed - I evaluate the accuracy, perspective, and validity of digital media and social posts.

  • Engaged - I use technology and digital channels for civic engagement, to solve problems and be a force for good in both physical and virtual communities.

  • Balanced - I make informed decisions about how to prioritize my time and activities online and off.

  • Alert - I am aware of my online actions, and know how to be safe and create safe spaces for others online.

Definitions from DigCitCommit

Upcoming Events and Club Info!

DigCit Week Superpower Pins October 19, 2021

Create a DigCit Superpower pin in the Quad during both lunches!

Global Read Aloud October 29 to December 3, 2021

Alongside other people from around the world, we will be reading Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger, discussing each book section on Zoom, and then posting our #GRA21 @library_gbhs comments on Twitter or @grizzlylibrarygirl comments on Instagram. In addition, and for historical context, we will also read and discuss some excerpts from An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People by Debbie Reese.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the following Google Form by October 28, 2021. Zoom and audiobook links will be emailed out to students on October 29, 2021.



We are truly happy to say that the RJUHSD now has a DISTRICT SHELF of ebooks and audiobooks! What does that mean? It means that we are sharing our ebook resources across the district, opening up student choice and options. At GBHS, that means we have gone from the library of about 40 ebooks to a library of over 700 ebooks. And all of them are available to you the minute you log into your account.

Dive into the catalog and take a look at what is waiting for you. A link and tutorials can be found in the Book Den or to your right on this page.

Library Catalog Login

Username: firstname.lastname

Password: student ID#


For a quick link to available ebooks, try this link and scroll down to the ebook carousel.

Need help with checking out an ebook? Take a look at this quick tutorial.

We are happy to say that we will be open for normal business in the Fall of 2021. Students are welcome to drop by the library before school, starting at 7:20 am, between class periods, during Griz Time, during lunch, and/or after school until 3:40 pm.

Beyond getting help with your Chromebook or picking up a textbook, you can also:

  • browse our book collection and check out books

  • get help and advice on research questions

  • study, tinker, color, or relax on your break.

Please note that food must be eaten outside until our new eating space is available and all students must scan in at the entrance.

If you have any questions, please ask us. We would love to help you out! See our contact information below.


What's best in Young Adult Literature for 2020? Take a look. we have them in the library so stop by and check one out!

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All About the Books!

See the Book Den tab for more information and tutorials on all things library.

You can find the catalog link below. Browse to find your next fave read!

Not sure how to log in? See the tutorial in the Book Den tab.

Contact Us!

Have a problem? Have a book recommendation? Need a book recommendation?

Please reach out and contact us.

Be sure to include your full name, your student ID number and your high school in your email. And, please, allow 24 hours for a response.

We would love to hear from you.

Mrs. McCoy,


Mrs. Dowdle,

Library Media Technician