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Harry V. Keefe Library, Boston Latin School: Keefe Home

Welcome to the Keefe Library at Boston Latin School!

Welcome to the Keefe Library! Come down for some brand new books.

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Study hall

The Keefe Library is open to study hall students during R1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7. Space is limited so prior sign-up is required. Students new to BLS will need to create an account on Oculus (look for the link on SIS). After requesting an account, check your email SPAM folder (under More in your BPS gmail) to retrieve your activation code. More information about using the Keefe Library space and resources can be found in the student handbook.

  • Students in Class I-V may come to the library for study hall and sit where they like. Visit SIS and click on the link for Oculus. Attendance will be shared with study hall teachers. Check in at the purple circulation desk.
  • Students in Class VI may come to the library for study hall but must sit int the 7th grade area. All new Class VI students will need to visit SIS and click on the link Oculus Account Creation. Check in at the main circulation desk.

Before and after school

The Keefe Library is open and staffed by one of our two librarians every day from 7:25am - 4:00 pm. Students can always stop in (with a pass from a staff member) to check out or borrow books or to print. 

  • Before school All students may stop by the library before homeroom to ask questions, pick up or drop off books, borrow a Chromebook, or print.
  • After school Due to current COVID precautions, we are currently capping after school attendance at 100 students. We ask that students show consideration and respect for others, coming to the library after school to use the space and resources wisely. Visit SIS and click on the link for Keefe After School hours.

Lunch

The silver lining to COVID necessity! The Keefe Cafe will be open to a limited number of students during each of the three lunch periods. Students will be eating at tables in the Fiction Room and will be expected to read or work quietly and to be neat eaters.. Please bring reading material, laptops, or other study materials as the library will not be open for browsing during this period. Check with dining hall supervisors to ask if there's space for you.


Game Day

Games Day is back! Join the Card and Board Game Club and Keefe Library praefects for an afternoon of play every Friday after school in the library's Electronic Classroom.

  • Bring your own or play some of ours!
  • Come with a friend or come on your own and make new ones.
  • You don't need to sign up -- just come.

Your Librarians

Contact your librarians for help with resources, library cards, questions!

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Deeth Ellis         

  

Susan Harari  

       

Email us with questions or to set up IRL or virtual meetings!

Ms. Ellis at dellis@bostonpublicschools.org

Ms. Harari at sharari@bostonpublicschools.org  


 

Volunteering in the Keefe Library

Students in Classes I-IV may volunteer in the library as praefects. We are no longer accepting praefect applications, but check with us periodically. Sometimes we need to add people! Praefect duties include:

  • Checking in students during study hall, checking out books, Chromebooks, equipment
  • Staffing library desk and assisting patrons
  • Shelving and material processing
  • Delivering equipment and materials
  • Contributing to the Wolfpack Reads! book review blog
  • Troubleshooting and stocking printers, copiers, scanners
  • Staffing the Keefe Library's social media accounts
  • Designing & creating displays, signs, bookmarks, instructional videos, handouts
  • Helping with special library events

 

 

Announcements

Summer Reading 2021

Find all the summer reading requirements by grade level, links to ebooks, and information about setting up an account in Hoopla.