Click on the books to find out more about Scholastic's Read with Pride Month Book Fest with author panels, book trailers and excerpts!
Please click on the image to recommend a book for others to read or to have in the library.

(GNSPES login required)

Quote of the day

“I think everyone makes a mistake at least once in their life. The important thing is what you learn from it.” Malala Yousafzai

Contact the Librarian
Please contact our school library technician, Melanie Challoner-Muise, for library support by emailing:

She will be happy to help you locate resources or offer research assistance.
Happy Summer!
Happy Summer Vacation!

Keep reading & see you in September!

TRCA Winner!


Please continue to recommend books to be considered for next year's award!

*Click on the book image to do so or see other books students recommended*

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month.  
This year is dedicated to the missing children, the families left behind and the survivors of residential schools.

On June 21, National Indigenous Peoples day, commemorate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis!

Click on the image above for ebooks, podcasts, audio clips, art, movies, crafts and multimedia activities that celebrate the culture, histories, lands and languages of Indigenous communities.

Residential Schools of 4
Reading Online
Discover a great new book or revisit a favorite this summer 
by exploring the ebooks available through our local public library! 
(click on your next great read to be directed to their catalogue)
*public library card required

Books With Pride Protagonists
Great books for pride month, but also to read all year or summer long!
Check the catalogue or with the librarian to see which ones we have available.

Online Research - Databases & Encyclopedia

Online Databases for Student Research

Databases are great resources for doing research quickly!

 (see tabs above)

Please contact our library technician if you have questions about these resources.

The information in databases is selected specifically for students and the content is current, unbiased, and accurate.  Databases provide time saving, starting points for research into a topic and allow you to save your information in folders for use at a later time.  Databases include citation information making it easier to cite your sources, compile bibliographies or lists of references. They also offer primary sources, videos and copyright free images to add to projects and presentations.  

These are paid subscriptions and you will need login information below to access them except for EBSCO which is accessed through your GNSPES.

Our school currently subscribes to:                                                                                                             

  • EBSCO -  Access EBSCO through your GNSPES account by clicking on Research under Learning Resources
  • Universalis Database (French)
  • Infobase Databases (English): Ancient & Modern World History, Issues & Controversies, World Religions (& Philosophy) and Science Online

username - ycmhs

password - Please contact our library technician for the password (*Hint* Who we cheer for!)

Other databases are accessible through NS public libraries:
Research - Citing Your Sources


It is very important to avoid plagiarism by citing your sources and crediting others when including their opinions, phrasing, thoughts, photos or art in your assignments whether an essay, report or presentation.

This is often done by quoting a work within an assignment and including a reference list (bibliography) at the end of an assignment. There are various citation styles, but the most commonly used ones here at school are APA or MLA.  

The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers style guides, formatting and helpful tips:

There are free (please check before using) citation generators for citing sources which you may find helpful such as:

Please check with your teacher as to which citation style you should use.  
Audio & Ebooks


Our school library has a limited collection of audio books.  However, there are some great, free options in audio and eBooks available through the suggested sites below that provide easy downloadable options or for use with apps such as Libby or Overdrive.

Please contact our library technician should you need assistance accessing these resources.

Western Counties Regional Library (local library):

Register online for a library card and include your email address to have your card number emailed to you enabling you to have access to audio and eBooks as well as their other online resources such as newspapers and databases.

HPL Online Resources:

The Halifax Public Library grants free membership to all Nova Scotians.  

Once you register, you will receive a temporary digital card by email that is good for 6 weeks. This will allow you to access audio and eBooks as well as their other online resources.

To register for a card:

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg offers free online access to over 60,000 eBooks that do not require an app to download. These typically are older works for which the copyright has expired making them free for you to access!

Library Hours

Monday to Friday

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

September 20 to June 17, 2021

(except holidays & school closures)

Public Library Summer StoryWalks
Library Services App

Download the ILS (Library Services) App to search for and request books!

-Search  'Insignia Software" 

in either the Google Play or Apple store

-Select Tri-County Regional Centre for Education

-Log in using your Student ID as the username & your last name for your password

(Please keep in mind that it will give you results for all of TCRCE.  

Click on the book, to see which library it is available at.  Place a reserve if it is available at YCMHS.)


Apple QR Code
Scan to download the Insignia OPAC App for Apple  devices.

Android Devices QR
Scan to download the Insignia OPAC App for Android devices.