MHS Media Announcements

On Display this Month: Books That Will Change Your Universe!

We are celebrating the life works of Galileo Galilei (February 15, 1564 – January 8, 1642) this month in the MC.  Galileo is the man who changed everyone's view of the world! Come in and check out the MC’s Astronomy display and an Astronomy book or two.

Clear winter nights are perfect for star gazing - check out these free Star Gazing Apps for Android and iOS at

Broaden your universe even more by visiting the MHS Science Fair on:

Monday, January 26th

MHS Cafeteria

6:30pm - 8:30pm

Awards will be at approximately 8:00pm

Famous Scientists born in January:

January 2, 1889 – July 6, 1971           Roger Adams was an American organic chemist who founded the first organic chemistry lab at Harvard University

January 8, 1942                                      Stephen Hawking is an English theoretical physicist, author, and Director of Research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of     Cambridge

22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626        Francis Bacon is known as the Father of the Scientific Method


posted May 19, 2017, 6:31 AM by Paula Cross   [ updated Oct 5, 2017, 7:52 AM by Karen Farrell ]

Wishing all of our graduating seniors a wonderful summer and much success as they  embark on their new adventures  into the future


posted May 19, 2017, 5:48 AM by Paula Cross

Spring is in the air and with it comes lots of outside activities and books to help you enjoy this time of year.
There are gardening books, books dealing with rebirth and renewal. Come and check out the most recent  books on  display.  There is something for everyone! 


posted Apr 7, 2017, 9:34 AM by Paula Cross   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 9:37 AM ]

Celebrate National Poetry Month with a visit to the MHS Media Center.  If you like poetry, this is your month and the media center is your place to visit.  Poetry books by different author, covering different themes & subjects adorn the Media Center Shelves.  Take a look at the main display case to see if your favorite poet is being featured.
If you like to write poetry....take a chance at Black Out Poetry.  A special space has been set aside for all of you creative poets. Test your skills and create some awesome poems set in your own creative designs.  Sound intriguing?  Then pay us a visit.

                                                                                             "All great achievements require time."        Maya Angelou                                                            


posted Mar 9, 2017, 6:00 AM by Paula Cross

STEAM PUNK FICTION--Think Victorian era science fiction, gears, steam powered cogs, and machines.  
GRAPHIC NOVELS--Not just a comic strip. Using drawings to visually depict scenes from both books of fiction and non-fiction. 
If either or both of these genres peak your interest,  visit the MHS Media Center's Reading Room where  a both book displays are being featured. 
These displays were created by senior media center interns, Samantha Ouellette and Brigid Archibald respectively.  



posted Mar 9, 2017, 4:49 AM by Paula Cross   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 6:43 AM ]

March is Women's History Month.  In honor of all the women who have made their many contributions to the world, the Methuen High School Media Center is featuring books by and about many of these important women.
Come and check out the MC's display, you may find a book on one of these women and learn more about her struggles and contributions to society.  If your favorite woman of interest isn't on display, just ask the media specialist to help you in your search.  
This display was created by senior media interns  Leah Workman and Ariana Ellsey


Making Toys from Recycled Materials

posted Mar 1, 2017, 10:47 AM by Paula Cross

Mrs. Carlson's Early Childhood Exploration Class were faced with the challenge of creating toys out of recycled materials.  Using recycled materials and their creative imaginations, her students made different toys that would be fun for young children to use as they play separately or with each other.
The students' creations include: a Kaleidoscope, an I Spy shaker toy; felt teddy bear; shape sorter, drum & drum sticks, toy rocket/car; slime stress ball;  and a marble run. A fairy house is included in the display, a special creation made by Mrs. Carlson.  If there are any "little folk" who inhabit the media center, I know where they can be found!

Black History Month -- February 2017

posted Feb 8, 2017, 11:01 AM by Paula Cross   [ updated Feb 9, 2017, 7:58 AM ]

February is Black History Month.  Books  and posters highlighting  the people, events, and accomplishments that are an  integral part of Black History are showcased in the display cabinet just outside the MHS Media Center and  on top of the book shelves inside the media center.  Come and take a look at some of the books that help to represent the historical facets of Black History Month.



Valentine Day Trivia Contest

posted Feb 8, 2017, 9:36 AM by Paula Cross

Are you up for a challenge?  The media center is sponsoring a Romantic Trivia Contest.
Correctly answer 10 literary and historical romance trivia questions and you could win a $10.00 gift card to Dunkin Donuts.
The winner will be announced last block on Valentine's Day.


posted Jan 11, 2017, 7:42 AM by Paula Cross   [ updated Jan 11, 2017, 7:46 AM ]

Hundreds of electronic fiction and non-fiction books  are now available for  students to download and read on their iPads. The circulation period is set for 3 weeks and books will automatically be returned to the catalog after that time period.  Students will just have to download the free Axis 360 app, available from the App Store, onto their iPads. Once the app is downloaded, students will need to register.  Either their English teacher or the media specialist can guide them through this process.   Please come to the MHS media center for more information.



posted Jan 11, 2017, 7:01 AM by Paula Cross

Now on display are some great but forgotten titles that are truly worthwhile "reads!"  
As is true of most things, popular book "reads" come and go.  One day the library can't keep enough copies to satisfy their patrons and before you know it, another book comes along to take its place. The once popular book is now forgotten and collecting dust on the shelves.   Maybe you have a great book that you remember reading.  Come to the MC and see if we still have may want to recommend it to a friend!



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