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Welcome to the Keefe Library! Come down to pick up some books to read in celebration of MLK Day and Black History month.
Looking for what to read next?
Looking for ideas on what to read next? Check out our library praefect book blog with recommendations of fiction, nonfiction, young adult, graphic novels, and manga.
Outside of a Dog
Ms. Harari's book blog on new young adult (fiction and nonfiction) and graphic novels.
Latest from the Keefe Library
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.
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.
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.
Summer Reading 2022
Find all the summer reading requirements by grade level, links to ebooks, and information about setting up an account in Hoopla.
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