From the Library

Did you know that libraries are places to create? Through February, we’re encouraging students to share their creativity with us by participating in our Whiteboard Mural Contest. Students can sign up for a specific time before school, after school, or during a Stinger. They can work individually or with a friend. We will post pictures of the murals on the Herndon HS Library Instagram feed, and a group of staff members will determine the winners after the end of the month. Students can get more information at

February is Black History Month, and the library is highlighting books that celebrate Black lives. Many of these books are recent or past winners of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, which “are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values” (American Library Association). Books will be highlighted in displays around the library and through the library’s Instagram feed.

The Herndon HS library welcomes students before school, after school, and during the school day with a pass. Students looking for a lunch option other than the cafeteria can often get a pass to spend their lunch block in the library. Many classes incorporate research units throughout the year. We work with classes on developing research skills, and are available to meet individually with students. The library’s Schoology course has a variety of resources to help students find reliable information that they can use to create new learning. If we can answer any questions for you, please contact us at @email.