School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning.
Learn more about the history of School Library Month.
Junior Library Guild is a book review and collection development service helping thousands of school and public libraries acquire the best new books for young adults. The JLG editorial team reviews more than 3,000 new titles each year, in manuscript or prepublication stages, submitted to us by the publishers. They choose only the best of the best. In fact, more than 95 percent of JLG selections go on to receive additional awards or starred or favorable reviews. Cypress Bay students, can now access the best new titles added to our collection, both in print and on Overdrive, before their published street dates.
March is Women's History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Cypress Bay join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
February is African American History Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Cypress Bay High School join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of African Americans.
Jan 23-27, 2017
LITERACY CHANGES OUR WORLD
Setting aside at least 20 minutes a day to read can promote student success
now and in the future.
J.K. Rowling and Pottermore have brought us in to a new era of the Wizarding World as Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has arrived at theaters around the country.
Inspired by the original Hogwarts textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay marks J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut. When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt’s fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone.
The Wave is proud to be able to offer Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, as well as the entire Harry Potter Series, on Overdrive. Whether you want to read it before the movie or after, we hope that you will enjoy this new title to our collection.
We are proud to announce that Cypress Bay students are able to access our new online reference center, Global Issues in Context.
Analyze social, political, economic and other issues from international perspectives.
Click here for instant access while on school WIFI. Please visit the Wave for offsite access.
November is National American Indian Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Cypress Bay High School join in paying tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.
Click to get the FTR - Florida Teens Read List
Florida Teens Read authors, titles, covers, and blurbs about the books.
12 of the books are already available in our Overdrive Library.
Read at least 3 and then vote for your favorite.
Teens in Florida read and Florida media specialists know it! Florida Teens Read is a list of 15 titles that have been chosen by a committee of thirteen media specialists specifically to engage high school students (grades 9 through 12) in reading and reflect their interests as well as represent a variety of genres, formats, reading levels, viewpoints, and ethnic and cultural perspectives.Teens are encouraged to read at least three of the titles on the current list.
Note: * This program is designed to entice teens to read. In order to engage their interest and to provide a spur to critical thinking, the book selections include those that involve sensitive issues. The content of some of the titles may be more mature than younger students may have previously encountered. Please recognize that this is a voluntary reading program. Not every book selected will suit every student. In a democratic society, a variety of ideas must find voice. As readers, teens have the choice to read the more mature titles or to close the book.
All Cypress Bay students are invited to visit Cypress Bay's Overdrive Library. We are the first school in Broward County to offer an Overdrive digital library for our students.The OCTOBERDRIVE challenge is to check out and enjoy at least three digital books, audio-books, or periodicals from the Bay's Overdrive Library. The contest will run for 31 days starting October 10, 2016. You must complete the challenge by November 11, 2016.
Every student who completes the OCTOBERDRIVE challenge will earn an OCTOBERDRIVE Certificate. You will also earn an entry for a chance to have lunch with the Big Kahuna. Ten students will be selected to discuss what they read and what they like about Overdrive with Mr. Neely.
Odds of winning based on the number of participants who complete the challenge. No Purchase Necessary.