Welcome to the Lyman Library Bulletin - South Hadley High School Library's very own blog, written by your librarian, Ms. Forfa.
If you haven't stepped foot inside a library in a while, you may be inclined to believe that libraries are silent rooms, stuffed to the brim with dusty books. You may be picturing a crabby old librarian shushing students and demanding late fines. If this is your notion of school libraries, let me be the first to tell you that a lot has changed! Lyman Library is a lively, bustling hub of activity.
Come in at 7:00 AM, you'll see a flurry of students finishing homework and printing papers. Stop by at 9:00 AM, you might get to sit in on a freshman class doing an escape room activity for library orientation. Visit us at 12:45 PM and you may run into an AP Bio class completing research on the library databases for a project. Check back after school and you'll see groups of students reading, studying, and relaxing after a long day of school. Every day is different in the library, and that's by design! On any given day, over 200 students pass through the library doors. Our space and resources are used by students, teachers, and the greater community in all sorts of ways, and the library is WAY more than just a room full of books.
The goal of this blog is to document the library's day-to-day adventures. It will also serve as my professional diary of sorts, as I plan to highlight some of the lessons, collaborative projects, and initiatives that happen throughout the school year. Check back often for announcements, book reviews, and more!