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Amy McMillan


(805) 967-4581 ext. 5516


Janey Thompson



Monday: 8:00am to 4:15pm

Tuesday: 9:00am to 4:15pm

Wednesday: 8:00am to 4:15pm

Thursday: 9:00am to 4:15pm

Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Library Updates

Hispanic Heritage Month_SMHS Library 2022.pdf

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15 - October 15

All students are invited to read at least one book by a Latinx author. For ideas, check out this list of recommended books from Teaching Books and our Latinx Literature Collection from the SMHS Library.

After you read the book, write a review (on paper or digital) to enter a raffle for a Blender's or Lighthouse Coffee gift card. There will be five winners.

For more details, click the link to the Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month flyer.

To enter the raffle, please submit your review by Monday, October 17.

Remembering 9/11

Stop by the library to see our new display with books (nonfiction and fiction) that talk about what happened September 11, 2001.

Also, check out a few of the Sept. 11 resources available on our online databases:

SMHS Library Makerspace

All students are invited to stop by the SMHS Library Makerspace before school, at lunch, after school, or during your dismissal period.

Click the link for Free Time Activities available now in the Makerspace.

Interested students may also sign up to use the MakerBot 3D printer. For more about our 3D printer, click here: 3D Printing in the Library

We want to hear from you! Please complete this Maker Survey to tell us about the kinds of projects and materials we should add to the space.


  • Mon. 8/15 Royal Return: Students are invited to stop by the library on Royal Return. You are welcome to check out up to four library books. Also, if you still have library books or textbooks from last year, please return them during Royal Return.

  • Fri. 8/18 First Day of Classes! We are open for student drop-ins before school, at lunch, and after school.

  • Fri. 8/19 & Mon. 8/22 Textbook Checkouts: Classes visit the library on Friday and/or Monday to check out required texts.

  • Tues. 8/23 Independent Reading Kick-Offs Begin: Over the first two weeks of school, English classes visit to browse the library collection and check out books.