What events are happening in the Library?
GHS Library Celebrates National Hispanic American Heritage Month
September 15 - October 15 2020
September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month! To find out more about this official month long celebration of the contributions and cultures of both Hispanic and Latino Americans you can click on this link: https://hispanicheritagemonth.gov/Our Barlow Library also has some great eBook reads from Hispanic and Latino American authors that you can access remotely from home. To learn more about how to download eBooks to your own devices, click on this link: GHS Library eBooks
These eBooks include titles such as All of Us With Wings by Michelle Ruiz Keil, The Circuit by Francisco Jimenez, The Cholo Tree by Daniel Chacon, Don't Call Me Hero by Ray Villareal, Gabi - A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero, Mexican Whiteboy by Matt de la Pena, Under the Mesquite by Guadalupe Garcia McCall and many more. Check one out today!
Library Resources during GHS Closure
Our physical library may be shutdown, but we are definitely still open for business on-line! If you are looking for great reads, take a look at our eBook and eAudiobook offerings through MackinVIA, our eBook provider. We have hundreds of great popular fiction titles in this system from authors like Stephen King, Lauren Kate, Matt de la Pena and many more. There are also select non-fiction titles to support teen health and wellness.
In addition to our normal eBook offerings, Mackin has temporarily added 2200 extra titles for free! These are mostly nonfiction books (history, science, biographies, career ...etc...), young adult novels and classic novels like Frankenstein, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Pride and Prejudice.
To access all of these eBooks simply open this link https://www.mackinvia.com/ and follow the instructions below:
1.) Type in our school's name on line one and select our school.
2.) Type in your school Google name on line two. (The same one you use to log-on to your school Google account (ex. bates15)
3.) Type in your school Google password on line three. (The same one you use to log-on to your school Google account)
It's that simple! If you need more information on accessing this or other GHS on-line databases click on this link: GHS Library eBooks/Databases This page also tells you how to download the MackinVIA App to your phone or other mobile device if you want to download titles.
GHS Library Closure and Book Returns
Wondering what you should do with the GHS Library books that you still have out from last school year? Well, obviously the normal due dates don't apply at the moment. Your borrowed books will not be considered overdue until physical school can reopen again. All of these books will need to be returned whenever we finally get back to school but they can also be returned on Wednesdays 8:00AM to 12:00PM and 1:00PM to 4:00PM at the school. Students withdrawing from GHS will need to return all GHS Library and Textbook materials.
Please remember to keep these books safe! We don't charge overdue fines, but you are still responsible for lost items and for any damage done to GHS Library books. Meanwhile, try some of our GHS Library eBooks for other great reads. Stay safe, socially distant and keep reading!
Great Books at the Movies 2019 Contest Winners
December 4th, 2019
The winners of the Great Books at the Movies 2019 contest have been chosen! From the many entries this year, these are the four lucky winners.
Julissa Cano - Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
Analicia Gutierrez - The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Gavin Hume - Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond
Maria Marcelo Torres - The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Great Books at the Movies 2019 Contest!
To celebrate the premiers of Stranger Things Season 3, The Sun is Also a Star, The Call of the Wild and Five Feet Apart, our Library will be holding a contest giveaway of original novels from these four movie/streaming releases.
This year's four prizes include:
One copy of the novel Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds by Gwenda Bond
One special edition of The Call of the Wild by Jack London
One movie edition of the novel The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
One movie edition of the novel Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
To enter the contest, you just need to checkout any print book or magazine from the Library during November. Each time you checkout items from the Library, you’ll get a chance to fill out an entry ticket for the contest. The official drawing for the prizes will be held December 4th, so trek out to the Library in Room 415 and checkout a great book today!
GHS Library Celebrates Veterans Day
The Gresham High School Library honors our veterans of the United States Armed Forces! This special display of books and service memorabilia celebrated Veterans Day and the contributions of those who served in the American military. See the photo below for details.
Test Prep Guidebooks in our Library
Need help with studying for the PSAT, SAT, ACT or ASVAB tests? Our Gresham High School Library has many up-to-date test preparation books available for student use. We have test guidebooks for the PSAT, SAT, ACT and ASVAB tests that will help you to prepare and score higher. Why buy a guidebook when you can borrow one for free? Check out these test prep books from our Library today!
Banned Books Week
Sept 22 - Sept 28 2019
September 22nd through September 28th is national Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of our freedom to read. Exercise your right read by checking out a Library book today!
Gresham Library Version 3.0 is Open!!!
September 18, 2019
Our Gresham High School Library is finally open! After a lot of hard work and effort, our Library will open to students on Wednesday, September 18 in Room 415.
It was a tight fit, but we managed to bring all of the fiction, graphic novels, college test prep and most of the nonfiction books but there will be significant compromises due to the lack of space in this room. Unfortunately, we will have far less seating and fewer computers available for student use. There will be times that we will hit our maximum capacity, so please be aware that we'll have to turn away people when all our seats are taken. We are ready to help you all out, but only a few at a time!
Moving to Gresham Library Version 3.0
June 2019 - September 2019
Our Gresham High School Library has begun the process of transitioning to its third version (All in one year!) during our school's remodel. In June, your Library Staff literally packed up the entire contents of our Library in preparation for moving everything to the Room 415. What had been the Ms. Brink's classroom will now be the entire Library during the 2019-2020 school year.
We will be bringing as many of our resources as we can to this area, but there will be significant compromises due to the lack of space in this room. In particular, we will have far less seating and fewer computers available for immediate student use. There will also be delays and closures due to construction and our need to set up this space at the beginning of the school year. We apologize in advance for these coming disruptions, but they can't be helped.
Of course, the pay off will be a big and brilliant new Library some time in 2021!
Library eBooks - 24/7 Reading
If you are looking to do some quality after-hours reading, our Gresham High School Library has great eBooks available all-year-round! Through a grant from the Gresham Barlow Education Foundation, our GHS Library has more than 600 eBook titles available for student and staff use. Just use your school Google login and password to check out eBooks any time you want!
For more information on how to download and use our eBooks you can click on this link: Library eBooks
To go directly to our eBooks and to log-in to your Gresham eBook account click on this link: Mackinvia
Our eBooks are available 24/7, 365 days a year, so check one out today!
GHS Library Celebrates Veterans Day
Gresham High staff and their relatives share their experiences as veterans of the United States Armed Forces. This special display of service memorabilia and photos was made possible by donations from our wonderful staff. This year's contributors include Ms. Conroy, Mr. Brittain, Mr. Connell, Mr. Jacobsen and Mr. Wong. See the photos below!
Author Rick Riordan Came to Town!
Oct 9th 2017 - East Hill Church in Gresham
On October 9th, 2017 at the East Hill Church in Gresham, best selling author Rick Riordan came to speak about his writing career and his many successful book projects. Brought here by the Clackamas Barnes & Noble book store, students, parents and staff of the Gresham-Barlow School District were able to attend this major author event and nine GHS students volunteered to help out with issuing autographed books, directing people to seats...etc... See below for photos of the event and our students in action!
- Of the eight cities that comprised this tour that started at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Gresham was the only city on the entire West Coast where he spoke.
- Mr. Riordan started writing in order to satisfy his son's desire for Greek mythology after he ran out of actual Greek mythology to share with him.
- Mr. Riordan worked as a middle school English teacher for fifteen years.
- Mr. Riordan used kids and staff from his own classes and school as characters in his first novel.
- Mr. Riordan was rejected by 13 of 14 publishers.
- Mr. Riordan has approximately 35 million copies of his books in print in America alone!
- His advice to young writers: Write a lot, read a lot and be persistent... If he had stopped writing after the first publisher rejection, or the fifth, or the tenth, where would he be now?
Gresham High School/Sam Barlow High School Book Fair!
October 7th 2017
On Saturday, October 7th Gresham High School and Sam Barlow High School held a book fair fundraiser for our libraries at the Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble book store. Customers who voiced their support for either school at the registers earned our schools a percentage of that purchase! Our library programs earned 25% of all sales during the fair to purchase books and needed resources for the students of Gresham High and Barlow High. A GHS and SBHS student art show will also be featured during the event. Thanks to all who supported our efforts to bring more resources to our high school students!
Author Matthew Desmond Visits GHS
March 10th 2017
Through the efforts of Mrs. Roberts, Multnomah County Library and many other local organizations, best selling author Matthew Desmond came to Gresham High to speak to our students about his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Mr. Desmond spoke to students in our library about his work and his writing process. See below for pictures of this special event.
Author Veronica Roth Visits Gresham High School!
February 29th 2016
New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth visited Gresham High School on February 29th 2016! Creator of the wildly popular Divergent series of young adult novels, Ms. Roth held a presentation/Q&A session in our auditorium with our students and staff. Ms. Roth shared her insights on the writing process and the need to be persistent when pursuing your dreams and aspirations. See below for images of Ms. Roth's visit to Gresham High!
Photos taken by Mr. Brad Cook
Art in the Library
Stellar paintings by students of Ms. Paris populated the original Gresham High Library. Check out the photos below for samples of these pieces of art!
Library Celebrates Gresham High School History!
The GHS Library staff have put together a special display of photos and artifacts that showcase the long and proud history of Gresham High School! See the photos below for a sample of what you could have seen in our original Library. New displays will go up in our new Library some time in 2021!