Thomas F. Mellett Memorial Library


Thomas F. Mellett Memorial Library

Staff:  Caroline Dynan – Librarian
cdynan@bluehills.org

Library web site:
http://sites.google.com/site/bhrlib2012

The Thomas F. Mellett Memorial Library is named after one of our beloved English teachers who passed away in 2002. Mr. Mellett was a strong advocate of the importance of the library and the education of Blue Hills Regional students. Our library’s mission is to support and enrich the academic and vocational needs of the students, faculty, and staff at Blue Hills Regional.  We are committed to providing the resources necessary to promote information literacy, foster critical thinking skills, and encourage a love of learning and reading.

The library’s hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7:40 to 2:20, Tuesday and Thursday 7:40 to 3:10. Students are allowed to come to the library with a pass during class, shop, homeroom and lunch.

The library has over 13,000 books in its collection and we consistently strive to provide current best-sellers for our patrons, as well as relevant research materials. A large collection of videos and DVDs is available to enhance the school’s academic and vocational curriculum. The library subscribes to 50 periodicals, many relating to education and vocational areas. Daily newspapers, online databases, a copy machine, audio-visual equipment and Internet access are also offered to the students and staff. The library also houses an extensive BHR yearbook collection as well as additional school archive materials. Ample space is offered for students to work on projects and homework — six computers in the main library, comfortable couches and beanbag chairs in our lounge area, and a café style seating section. There is also a separate work space for teachers. The attached computer lab provides 22 computers with a Smartboard for library instruction which teachers may also reserve for class or shop assignments.

The library uses Alexandria for its online catalog which may be accessed at school via the internet by typing library as the address in a web browser on any Blue Hills computer.

Please explore the BHR Library site for more information about online research tools, book recommendations, suggested web sites, teacher resources, and more!