MINISINK HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY

The library is open for research and study during the school day and after school until 3:25 PM.
Anyone staying after school will get a bus pass to take the late bus home.


Mrs. Lombardo, Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Offerman, Library Clerk

Ms. Tirpak, Library Clerk


DID YOU TAKE THE PSAT?

 

Did you know that if you took the PSAT you can link your results to Khan Academy and jump start your practice for the new SAT?

 

Here is how:

1)View your results on collegeboard.org

Once your linked, you'll fast forward past our diagnstic quizzes, earning skill leels and receiving personalized practice recommendations based on your test results.

Even if you didn't take the PSAT/NMSQT or PSAT, you can still connect your Khan Acamedy and College Board accounts so you are ready when you take the exams in the future.


KHAN ACADEMY CAN HELP YOU GET INTO COLLEGE

Whether you are a senior and need help writing your college admissions essay or you are a junior trying to decide where you should apply, Khan Academy has some great resources to help you!

 

Khan Academy College Admissions Tools


ADVANCED GOOGLE SEARCH TIPS EVERY STUDENT SHOULD KNOW...

Have you ever searched for information about an international event?

If you aren't using advanced search features, you are only getting one sided information: the American point of view.

Did you know that you can search a specific country on Google?  Next time you are researching an international event, try using a country code in your search to get sources about the event from that particular county.

eg.  "site:uk"   to search an event from England's perspective.

Here is a list of country codes:

Here is an interesting article on using country codes in your advanced Google searches:


IT WAS RELEASED ON DECEMBER 1ST...THE REVIEWS ARE IN....

Just released on December 1st, Tarnished is the 2nd book in the Perfected series.

In a world where the government passing legislation allowing humans to be genetically engineered and sold as pets, 16 year old Ella is happy to be sold as a playmate for a congressmen's young daughter.  But when she meets Penn, his handsome and rebellious son, she breaks all the rules, until she escapes and then is kidnapped...

 

This is a must read for those who loved matched by Ally Condie and the Selection by Kiera Cass.

Check out the links below to read more about this new series and its reviews!

 

 

Amazon reviews....

Teen Reads...

Good Reads...

Official website:

 


DID YOU TRY CODING DURING THE "HOUR OF CODE" AND ARE LOOKING FOR MORE?

Check out these 7 great apps/programs to get you back into coding!

 

 

Mrs. L's favorite: Scratch!  And it's free!

 

 


VLOGGING FOR TEENS !

Forgot about blogging, vlogging is the new wave!   Whether you are looking for information about new book releases, gaming or beauty, vlogs are the new popular venue!

Check YouTube for channels, web series and more that cover everything from science and technology to gaming and more!

Check ou this link for a preview of the 23 hottest vlogs for teens!

Click here:


APP OF THE MONTH : CHESS WITH FRIENDS

Always looking for the latest and the greatest???  

Check out what's new and trending right now!'

 

 

Did you love Words With Friends? Then you will love Chess With Friends!

Over a million downloads already!

Click here to check out and download the app for your device !

 


JUST FINISHED A BOOK YOU LOVE AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO READ NEXT?

Just ask the "book seer"

 

Click on the above picture to ask the "book seer" for yourself!


FREE OFFICE 365 TO ALL MVCSD STUDENTS

Did you know....???

All Minisink Valley students are entitled to a free subscription of Miscrosoft Office 365.  

What is it....???

Microsoft Office 365 allows you to download and install the full Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) on you home computers for FREE!!!

How do I get it....???

Go to this website !

Sign in with your school username and password.  Remember...your password MUST BE AT LEAST 8 DIGITS!!!

You can download the Office programs on your own computer or use all of them online from any computer with an internet connection.

What can I do with Office 365....???

You can download all of the programs onto your home computer.

Or, if you want to be able to access your work and the Office programs from any computer you are on, you can use the website and OneDrive.

OneDrive is similar to GoogleDrive.  You can upload any of your files you choose so you can access them from any computer or you can share them with whomever you choose.


WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE OUR LIBRARY IN YOUR POCKET?

All of the resources available in our library are now connected to apps!

Download the apps and you will have OUR LIBRARY IN YOUR POCKET!!!

  1. Destiny Quest: our book catalog
  2. e-book and audiobook shelf
  3. databases


 

Log in so you can:

  • Make your own book lists
  • Review a book
  • Place a hold on a book
  • Check your library account
  • Go into My Quest to create virtual bookshelves of books you read, are reading and books you want to read

You can search by title, author, or subject.

You will be able to tell if a book is available, on the shelf, or checked out.


1. GET THE DESTINY QUEST BOOK CATALOG APP ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE!

Now you can get a free Destiny Quest (our library catalog) app for your smartphone, tablet or ipad!

Most of us have a smartphone or tablet, so why not get an app that will allow you to:

  •  search our catalog
  • access resource lists
  • place a hold on a book
  • access your library account
  • view and edit your personal bookshelves
  • write book reviews

....all from your smartphone, ipad or tablet!!!
         

         

 

 

*Use your school username and password to download the app!

*connect your app to :    https://destiny.minisink.com


CALLING ALL STUDENTS!!!! TELL US WHAT YOU WANT IN OUR LIBRARY!!!

Are there books you would like us to get for our library?

Do you have a favorite author that you would like us to add to our library?

Is there a genre that you just love, but can't find enough of it in our library?

Is there a series that you love, but we don't have it in our library?

LET US KNOW!!!

 

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!!!

Click on the link below to fill out a survey and let us know what you would like us to get for our library!

 







WANT TO READ AN E-BOOK ?

On our e-book shelf, you can access e-books and audiobooks.  You can check out ebooks right from this shelf! (If you want to check out/download an audiobook, use the Catalyst app in the next box below).


  CLICK HERE TO ACCESS OUR   E-BOOK SHELF
    (use your school username and password)


2. GET THE FOLLETT BRYTEWAVE APP ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE!

Download the free Destiny BryteWave app to be able to download and read our e-books on your smartphone, ipad or tablet!


               

               


*Sign in with your school username and password.

*Connect your app to: 

https://wbb00542.follettshelf.com

 

(If you already have the Enlight app, just click on the updates to add the audiobooks to your bookshelf)

 

 


FREE E-BOOKS YOU CAN BORROW/DOWNLOAD ONLINE!

Click on the link below for places where you can borrow and get free e-books!  

Remember, you can read e-books on a Nook, Kindle, I-pad, tablet, laptop, desktop, Smartphone or any device!


DATABASE LINKS

Click here to get to the widget (shortcut) links to our databases....

 
              

     


3. GET THE AML APP FOR DATABASES ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE!

Just click on one of the links below to download the free AML (Access My Library) app.  Use "mvhs" as your code. 

Once downloaded, you will be able to access our databases right from your Smartphone or tablet!




Do you have an iphone?

 

                

 

 

 
Do you have an Android phone?

 

                 


WANT TO READ A NEWSPAPER OR MAGAZINE?

Click on one of the links below to connect you to the online newspaper that we subscribe to.


For THR :
user name :mvhsmvhs@gmail.com
password: mvhsmvhs

      

For the NY Times:

user name: 200346906

password:   200346906


For WSJ:

user name : mvhsmvhs@gmail.com

password: mvhsmvhs
       
           

www.time.com/magazine/

Username: mvhsmvhs@gmail.com

password: mvhs14

 

 

 

www.acfei.com

Username: 116617

password: mvhs

 

 

 For National Geographic:

user name: ouboces

password:  ouboces

 

password: mvhsnyt2015

 

password: mvhs15

 

 

No student password needed!

student password: mvhsart2015

student password: mvhsaction1


VHS COURSES

Are you interested in takes some really interesting elective courses?

Did you know that we offer VHS online courses with over 300 electives available?

Stop by to see me in the library to get more information!

 

Click on this link to check out the catalog of all of the VHS courses available!

Here are some examples of VHS courses that you can take:




TRY THIS SEARCH ENGINE!


TRY THIS SEARCH ENGINE TOO....


This is the "MOTHER OF ALL SYMBALOOS"!

This is the symbaloo with links to every resource you could want or need!

 Each link on the symbaloo is dedicated to a specific topic or resource and will lead you to an entire symbaloo with links to  to resources on that topic!


LOOKING FOR THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY?



STUDENTS....NEED SOME HELP WITH HOMEWORK, RESEARCH OR SCHOOLWORK?

Click on any of the links below to access the website.....


TEST PREP ALL IN ONE PLACE....REGENTS, PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP EXAMS...

Click here for resources to prepare for the SAT, NYS Regents, AP Exams, etc.

 


 

 

Click here to visit our Pinterest board full of apps to help you prepare for your exams!

LOOKING FOR SCHOLARSHIP AND GRANT OPPORTUNITES?

Scholly : This 99cent app helps you find scholarships and grant money!  Best way to spend less than a dollar and potentially save thousands!   Droid and Apple versions available!


SELECTING COLLEGES, CAREER CHOICES AND FINANCIAL AID

Click here for College and Financial Aid resources


Click here for videos on college admission , financial aid, etc.


Looking for DICTIONARIES, ATLASES or ALMANACS?

Click on each icon for some great resources!

 

               


LOOKING FOR COPYRIGHT FREE IMAGES, SOUND OR MUSIC?

Click on this icon for a ton of places to find copyright free images, sound and music!


NEED HELP WITH CITATIONS?

 

Click on any of the images below for directions how to cite each resource!    

 

 

         BOOKS       

  

 

 

     PERIODICALS         

 

 

               ELECTRONIC SOURCES      

    

OTHER SOURCES

(SPEECHES, PHOTOS, PAINTINGS, TV, FILM, INTERVIEWS, ETC)


NEED SOME HELP WRITING YOUR PAPER?

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COPYRIGHT? FAIR USE?

Click here for a chart on fair use.


DO YOU HAVE A PUBLIC LIBRARY CARD?

Even though our towns are not serviced by a public library, you are entitled to a NYPL card!

New York Public Library is available to ALL New York State residents.  

Can't get to NYC to borrow books?   

No worries!  The libraries are located in the 5 boroughs, BUT you can use ebooks.nypl.org to borrow and download ebooks right from your home computer!

You can even apply for a NYPL library card ONLINE!
click on the link below to apply for a NYPL card.  The entire application is online and your card will be mailed to you!

 

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION


Once you get your card in the mail, you search for e-books through the online catalog.  You can borrow and download the books right from your home computer.   E-books are available in Kindle, EPUB (for Nooks) and MP3 formats.
Click here to check out the e-books catalog!

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE E-BOOKS CATALOG


WONDERING IF YOUR TOWN HAS PUBLIC LIBRARY ACCESS?

Find your town below and click on to find out if you are entitled to use any
public library!

 


Minisink

Greenville

Wawayanda

Mt. Hope

Wallkill


Mamakating


TEACHERS' CORNER.....

 

 

Scroll down to link to some teacher resources and a form to book time to bring your class to library~~~!!!



TEACHER RESOURCES ON THE WEB

 

 

Top Teacher Resources

Click this link to connect to a page of widgets that launch hand-selected websites for you.   From Lesson plan ideas, to free teacher resources and technologies....this is your one stop shopping spot!

 

(this will only be a PREVIEW of the Symbaloo....click "add this webmix to open the enire Symbaloo)

 
Click Here




Teacher Resources by Subject Area
Are you looking for websites and resources for your subject area?   Here it is!  A page of widgets that link you to lesson plans, resources and ideas for YOUR subject area!

 

Click Here :

More Teacher Resources by Subject Area :

 

Social Studies Resources...S.S.Teachers Click Here!

 

(this will only be a preview of the Symbaloo, click on "add this webmix" to see the entire Symbaloo)


 

 

English Teacher Resources



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COMMON CORE RESOURCES

 

 

9th and 10th Grade CCLS Text Exemplars

 

Click Here

 

 

 


11th and 12th Grade Text Exemplars

 

Click Here