Library switches genres

OHS Library reorganizes their genres. Here, Science Fiction and Fantasy are combined, but soon, they will have their own section thanks to efforts of the librarians at Mehlville High School.

Kaitlyn Blanton, reporter

February 11, 2020

Libraries in the Mehlville School District have had the same genres for as long as we can remember. But new book shipments happen every semester, making it a lot harder for students to find books that they like.  This year two new librarians at Mehlville High School (MHS) decided to split som...

Mrs. Colburn retires after 25 years

Mrs. Colburn in the library.

Kathleen Seithel, Reporter

December 19, 2018

Thirteen years ago, OHS’s library underwent major renovations; the walls, originally gold, were repainted, and all new furniture was put in. That was also the year Mrs. Bonnie Colburn began working as a secretary in the library, making another positive addition, but in a more substantial way. ...

OHS students get to see real world through new technology

Ms.Pfeifer instructs her students as they use the new vision glasses on Sept. 29.

Lexi Onder, reporter

October 5, 2017

With a fresh start to the school year, OHS welcomes new technology into the library. In addition to the new login system that began last school year, the library is now home to new virtual reality vision glasses. The vision glasses can be rented out by teachers for their classes by signing a sheet...

Library implements new sign in program

Caroline Roah (11) checks into the library on May 16.

Sydney Stern, news editor

May 16, 2017

Thanks to a suggestion from the OHS leadership class, the library has implemented a new sign in/ sign out system making it easier for teachers to track their students during travel time. The Leadership class investigated how teachers are able to keep track of their students when they travel. The...

New year, new books

Sydney Stern, news editor

January 23, 2017

Ready. Set. Read. With 916 new books in the OHS library, the 2016-2017 school year has shown to offer a surplus in reading possibilities for students. The budget for new books was released at the end of the 2015-2016 school year and was not in effect until Jan. 1, which is when the order was officially...

Library reorganizes for easier book discovery

Book tags are now color-coded by genre.

Dallas Carter, opinions editor

April 13, 2016

The OHS librarians made the decision to unite the district libraries this spring by changing their system for categorizing books. Genrefication is a way of organizing books by genre instead of alphabetically by the author’s last name. The OHS library has had the latter system for many years but...

Library helpers celebrate the holidays

Jacob Kauffmann, webmaster

December 15, 2015

The library is getting in spirit by decorating for the holidays. Two students regularly help the library staff as part of the school’s Supervised Office Experience program. During some downtime, Cassidy Anderson and Vi-Vi Phan decided to create Christmas trees out of books. “I went on Pinterest...

OHS participates in banned book week

Dallas Carter, opinions editor

September 29, 2015

From Sept. 27- Oct. 3, the American Library Association spends its time promoting and taking part in Banned Books Week. Libraries, booksellers, publishers, and teachers participate in this nationwide event celebrating the freedom to read and the access to free and open information. The purpose of it ...

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