Category Archives: Library News

Welcome Back, Prep Hawks!

Your lovely librarians hope that each of you had a fun-filled Spring Break. Now that we have returned it is time to get back in the groove of things. Before you know it, finals will be upon us. During one of your study sessions in McShain Library be sure to check-out our newest books. You will be glad you did.

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1) Jaws by Peter Benchley

A killer shark is on the loose in the waters near the small coastal town of Amity. It is up to the police-chief, a marine biologist, and a local fisherman to stop the carnage by hunting down the shark.

2) Eyes Wide Open by Paul Fleischman

Recognized as an Outstanding Science Trade Book for K-12 students by the National Science Teachers Association, Eyes Wide Open explores the destruction of the natural environment by focusing on five key issues: population, consumption, energy, food, and climate.

3) Bad for You: Exposing the War Against Fun by Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham

Social websites harm children’s minds. Flash mobs disrupt the peace. Day dreaming is a waste of time. Do you ever feel like adults are trying to ruin all of the fun? Yes? This book will help you provide an informed response next time an adult tries to argue against fun.

4) Dirt Bikes, Drones, and Other Ways to Fly by Conrad Wesselhoeft

Arlo Santiago is a teen with an important decision to make. Either he can continue to be the best player in a drone based video game, or he can pursue the real thing by working for the U.S military. Which will he choose?


New Book Arrivals!!!

Students, it is that time of the month!!! The Junior Library Guild has sent a new shipment of books to McShain Library. Take a look at some of the titles we received:


1) The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp (Fantasy/ Historical Fiction)

2) Monkey Wars by Richard Kurti (Science Fiction/ Action)

3) V for Vendetta by Alan Moore (Graphic Novel/ Science Fiction)

4) The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami (Fantasy/Graphic Novel/ Asian Literature))

5) In Darkness by Nick Lake (Historical Fiction)

6) Reality Boy by A.S. King (Contemporary/Realistic Fiction)

7) Press Play by Eric Devine (Contemporary/Realistic Fiction)

8) The Shining by Stephen King (Horror)

Introducing: The Little Free Library

Have you noticed the bookshelves located in the Senior Lounge, Mission & Ministry Office, & cafeteria? They are packed with lightly used books. Did you know the books are FREE for the taking? That’s right. FREE! The Little Free Libraries are designed to satisfy your leisurely reading needs. Pick any book you would like and read it at school or home. It does not matter where. All we ask is that if you take a book, please replace it with another. The replacement can be a book from home or the bookstore. HAPPY READING, HAWKS!!!IMG_0083[1]

IMG_0084[1] IMG_0086[1]  Want to learn more about the concept of Little Free Libraries? Check out the following website for more information:

New Books Have Arrived!

 We just received some new books. Come check them out! They are located on the table near the front entrance of the Library.


New titles include:

-The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun (Nonfiction)

The Fury by Gordon Smith (Apocalyptic Fiction)

– End Game: The Calling by James Frey & Nil Johnson-Shelton ( Apocalyptic Fiction)

The Ghetto by Louis Wirth (Nonfiction)

City of Fallen Angels: Book Four by Cassandra Clare (Urban Fantasy)

February Book Displays

Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with us at McShain Library. Posted below are a few of the books we have on display, as well as an article by Dr. Khadija White at Rutgers University that discusses why black history matters in America.

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The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Learn why on February 14th, 1929 Al Capone became known as one of America’s most ruthless mobsters.


The Wall of Inspiration

Having a bad day? Need a little pick-me-up? McShain Library has just what you need. Checkout The Wall of Inspiration located near the front entrance of McShain Library. The Wall of Inspiration is a collection of thought-provoking quotes that are meant to shed some light on your day.



Do you have a quote you would like to share on The Wall of Inspiration? Email it to Miss Counts or Miss Tecosky at or