Please watch the video below for information about changes to Library access and programs this school year!
Teachers! Check our Schedule Here! - MHHSE Library Google Calendar
Levels of Library Service Available for 2020
TN Reads - free ebooks and audiobooks from Morristown-Hamblen Public Library - access with your MHPL Library card
Sign up for a free MHPL e-card here if you do not have a current card!
Watch our weekly Booktalks and Tip Videos on our Youtube Channel!
Remote Reader's Advisory - Talk with us about books and get suggestions on what to read next! Use Google Hangouts to text, call, or video chat with us.
You can also use the hangouts link above to request tech assistance.
Teachers, your Librarians are also available to Present or Co-Teach lessons with Google Meet
Use our Destiny Library Catalog to browse our collection and put books on hold!
You will need to log in to the catalog with your computer user name and password to be able to put books on hold.
Holds will be pulled and delivered during 4th Period each day. If you are a virtual student, you can request to pick up your books in the Main Office. We will notify you when your book is ready!
Teachers may request boxes or carts of books to be delivered to their classrooms on Monday mornings. Boxes/carts may be picked up on Wednesday so that they may be available to be reshelved the following Monday. Teachers may keep boxes/carts longer than a week if desired. Students will email Ms. Wheatley or Mrs. Courter if they wish to check out a book from their teacher's box/cart. If checked out by a student, the book will be due back to the Library in 2 weeks. The student may either return it to the Library themselves, or send it back with their teacher's next box/cart.
Full Contact with Sanitization
Students and teachers will still be able to access our Library in the traditional sense, but we ask that you please sanitize your hands upon entry.
Social distancing measures are in place for seating, and students are discouraged from gathering at shelves and in common areas of the Library.
Students will scan their own books when checking out. You will still need the assistance of a Librarian or Library Aide at the circulation desk.
Students will return books to a cart near the circulation desk. Books on this cart will be quarantined for 48 hours before they are checked in and available for students to check out again.
Reading Interest Survey
Let us help you find something you will enjoy!
Public Library E-Card Sign Up!
Tarjeta electrónica de la biblioteca pública ¡Inscríbase!
TN READS - free ebooks, audiobooks, & more with your Library E-Card
RBDigital - digital magazines, Great Courses, British TV/Movies & Telenovelas, Series, y peliculas en Espanol
Remember, you can send us a message to any of our social media accounts to ask a question or to renew, reserve, or request a book!
Little Free Library Cart
The Little Free library Cart is stocked with donated & discarded books students can borrow or keep without fear of fines! Cart is moved to a different location in the school each day during 2nd period for student convenience. Monday - Gym Lobby, Tuesday - Cafeteria Hallway, Wednesday - 2nd Floor near ALP, Thursday - 2nd Floor English Wing, Friday - 3rd Floor (Central)
If you would like to donate funds or books for the cart, please message Ms. Wheatley - firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message any of our social media accounts through the links above!
We repurposed an old atlas case as a puzzle worktable & storage unit!
Students have completed several puzzles already this year! If you are interested in donating more puzzles, Dollar Tree & Dollar General are great sources of low-cost, quality puzzles!
We are still working on the best way to manage the makerspace both in terms of time, preparation, and physical space. Community and teacher donations, as well as purchases with Scholastic Dollars from last year's bookfair, have provided materials for a makerspace, but implementation has proved challenging. We still plan to provide a weekly activity for students during their lunch periods, but Ms. Wheatley is still working on getting that ready.
Silent Space During Morning Bus Duty
Students entering the Library during morning bus duty (7:20AM-7:50AM) agree to maintain a silent environment to allow for a brief period study and reflection at the beginning of the school day. Once a student enters the Library, they must remain there until 7:50AM, as with the other bus duty locations (Gym & Cafeteria). Students who wish to talk with friends and/or eat are encouraged to go to one of the other bus duty locations, in order to preserve the peaceful environment for students who have chosen the Library as their morning destination.
We have reorganized several areas of the Library this year to better facilitate student access and create an environment more conducive to academic activities.
New Book Section
Quick Service Desk
Online Sign In
Rearranged and Weeded Nonfiction
Silent Study Area
Want to help us put more books in the hands of students?
Email Ms. Wheatley at email@example.com for info on donating books or funds to MHHSE Library
Let us know what you are reading!
Email Mrs. Wheatley or Mrs. Courter through the email links above, send us a message on the Library Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @mhhselibrary #canesread
See what we are reading here!
Wondering what to read this year?
We are ALWAYS taking student suggestions for book purchases! Email through the link above, use the form above, or send us a dm on twitter or instagram @mhhselibrary or Facebook message to recommend books we should add to your library! Suggestions will be added to our list of books to purchase, & you will be notified when your request is ready to check out.
Choose Reference Section from the navigation to access links to lots of quality research sites. Links are grouped by subject.
Choose Reading Room for information about new library books, links to online magazines, and more!
Destiny Quest - view most popular books, resource lists, and most recently added books, once student logins are active, you will be able to create book reviews, add books to your "have read", "currently reading", and "want to read" shelves, and recommend books to friends!