Monday, November 16, 2015

Friday, November 6, 2015

Effective Monday, November 9, 2015:

No food in the library media center. All food must be consumed in the cafeteria.

Thank you.

Monday, October 26, 2015

It's Library Contest Time!

"Traugers-farm-bucks-county-large" by Frenchtowner. Photo from Wikipedia.

Stop by the library before Friday to enter our Halloween library contest to win a gift card.

The contest: Guess what Mrs. Rouleau's costume will be on Friday. 
Hint: She is hoping that her sincerity will bring the Great Pumpkin to the pumpkin patch by her house on Saturday and leave her with lots of presents.

Drop your entry in the pumpkin on Mrs. Rouleau's desk. You may enter as many times as you like. Drawing will be on Friday's morning announcements.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Speech and Debate

Looking for a fun club? Check out Speech and Debate. We meet on Fridays and compete on Saturday mornings.

Want more information? See Mrs. Rouleau

Monday, October 19, 2015

Maker Friday

This Friday's Maker Baskets will include materials to make friendship bracelets, a yarn basket, mandala coloring and more!

Stop by the library on Friday to create.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Maker Friday!

Image from Ducktivities

Please stop into the library today to check out our Maker Bucket: Duck Tape!

Make and take something cool.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Library Closed Tuesday After School

The library media center is closed Tuesday, October 6, after school because of a faculty meeting.

Please plan accordingly.

Maker Friday!

Photo from Ducktivities.

Join us this Friday, October 9th, in the library from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. as we host a Maker Space.

What's a Maker Space, you ask? It's a place where people can gather to work on a project and share information.

This week, we will putting out a Maker Bucket of Duck Tape. Join us to make your own creation.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Check it out!

Check out our in-library display of recommended reads by Mrs. Trost, Mr. Osgood and Mr. Ward!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Because we were so busy in the library last week, I will extend the due date for book bingo cards to this Friday, September 18th!

Prize drawings will be held Monday, September 21st.

Stop by the library if you have any questions.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Book Bingo!

Welcome back!

Thanks to everyone who has turned in her Book Bingo sheet. You have until September 15th to turn in Book Bingo sheets for prizes.

Starting on Tuesday, I will be awarding prizes to those who have already turned in their Book Bingo sheets. On September 16th, we will have drawings for gift cards for those who played!

There is still time to play. I look forward to seeing your Book Bingo Sheets.

Mrs. R

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Textbook Distribution

Textbook Distribution will begin during the week of August 24, 2015.  If you are unable to pick up your textbooks during this week, you can pick them up during the first week of school.  Times are as follows:
Monday August 24th,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday August 25th, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday August 26th,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday August 27th, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday August 28th,  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

**If you still have overdue textbooks or library books from last school year you will be unable to pick up your textbooks until the overdue materials are returned or replacement costs are paid.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Summer Book Bingo II

We are bringing back Summer Book Bingo!

The purpose of Summer Book Bingo II is to reward people who are avid readers and encourage those who are not to read more. This year, there are different categories, more prizes and more chances to enter for gift certificates!

See either Mrs. Rouleau or Mrs. Hall for a board or click this link to print one off yourself:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

And the winners are...

Check back after 2 p.m. today for a list of who won the TBF gift certificates and books!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Gentle Reminder

All library books and textbooks* are due to the library by June 4th. If you are done with books for research papers or classes, please return them as soon as possible. Thanks.

* Unless you need the textbook to study for a final. By all means, hold onto it to study and return it after your exam.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Looking for a few good volunteers

The library media center is looking for student volunteers for the end of the year and next year. Duties would include processing books, working the circulation desk and other tasks.

Interested? See Mrs. Hall or Mrs. Rouleau.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday, April 8

ELA 9 -Click here for the Libguide for your iSearch paper:

AP English and English 12 - Click here for the Libguide for your author project or women's literature project:

Contest Results: Due to the unexpected day off, we will draw for the winner of the Starbucks gift card this Friday. You are welcome to submit guesses as to how many books we have in the library until then.

Heads up: The library is closed today after school, due to the Academic Challenge Bowl Competition. The library will be closed this coming Monday during the school day because of a Counseling Program.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Grade 8 ELA

For class today, we are going to use Opposing Viewpoints to find an article:

You must use the above link to access the Opposing Viewpoints database.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Morality Project Link

Here is the link to the Libguide for Morality class:

Stem Programs Near You!

As part of her Motto Project, senior Molly Martin put together a list of opportunities for Mercy students to become involved with STEM:

FLL- FIRST Lego League     4th-8th grade
FTC- FIRST Tech Challenge 7th-12th grade
FRC- FIRST Robotics Competition 9th-12th grade

- these opportunities are at most public schools and at Our Lady of Mercy and McQuaid.
- any girl can join the FIRST team Xcentrics (at mercy) even if they don't go to the school
- For more Information go to :
Camps at RMSC
-Mini- camps (2 ½ hours long)
- Almost Camps ( almost a full day)
- Full Day Camps (Full Day)
- These camps are during most breaks including February and April and Summer
-For more specific information about the camps please go to:

Camps At RIT
Students entering grades 6 - 8 will use RIT's natural environment and high-tech laboratories to explore the biosciences in fun and interesting ways.
To increase interest in engineering and technology in middle school students (Grades 6th - 8th), who not only learn team and process concepts as a result of their projects, but also learn about careers in engineering from professional engineers at the Fair.
WE@RIT week long, summertime, day camp designed to spark an interest in engineering & technology fields among girls grades 5-9
WE@RIT two-day weekend program to introduce physics and engineering concepts in a fun way, while placing emphasis on basic teamwork, creativity, and design.
Two weeks of mind-boggling workshops (math, science, art, computers and technology) for middle and high school students 5-12th grade taught in state-of-the-art labs at RIT.
Summer camp of Robotics Workshops. Multi Agent Bio-Robotics Lab K-12 Outreach Program. Electrical and Microelectronics Engineering at KGCOE
Year around beginner and advance programs. Multi Agent Bio-Robotics Lab K-12 Outreach Program. Electrical and Microelectronics Engineering at KGCOE

For More Information or for camps for older or younger children (these are all middle school age) go to:

Thursday, March 19, 2015

It's Contest Time!

You know what would be the best way to get ready for break? A contest in the library. The winner will receive a Starbucks gift card.

Our question: How many books are in the library?

You can submit your answer to the Jar of Wonders by where you sign in for study hall.

The contest runs from today until Thursday, March 26. On March 26, we will determine whose guess is the closest to how many books are in the library. In case of more than one correct answer, we will randomly draw from the correct answers.

Good luck!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Library Hours This Week

Due to the National Spanish Exam, the library will be closed on Monday from 8 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. ; Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.; and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

Please plan accordingly.

The library will close at 4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday this week.


Mrs. R

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Volunteer for TBF!

Volunteers Needed
Saturday, May 16th, 2015
Tenth Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival

Are you a teen in grades 6 through 12 who thinks authors are rock stars?  Or perhaps, you are a college student or adult who loves to make magic happen? 

If so, come help us make the Tenth Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival an experience to remember!  We need nearly 200 volunteers to ensure the event runs smoothly.

This year’s Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival (TBF) will take place on Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Nazareth College.  Every year, this free one-day community event connects thousands of teens with award-wining authors from across the country.

Each volunteer will be assigned to work a minimum of a two-hour shift. Volunteers are needed to serve as author assistants, festival greeters, festival guides, and sales assistants in the TBF merchandise area. Those volunteers available all day may apply to serve as author assistants, but these positions are very limited.

Apply soon! We’d love to have you join the TBF team!

All volunteers must attend a mandatory training session at Nazareth College on Tuesday evening, May 12.  We will email you details about this training along with your volunteer assignment. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from this mandatory training and the festival itself.  You will need to provide an e-mail address where confirmations and details can be sent about volunteer assignments.  If requested, those students who volunteer may receive a document certifying the number of community service hours they provide.

Ready to sign up?  Simply go online to complete the TBF Volunteer Submission Form:
Volunteer Registration is open February 23 – March 27, 2015
If you have additional questions, you can also send us a message:

Forms must be completed no later than Friday, March 27.
Thank you and we hope you will be able to join us at Teen Book Fest 2015!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Web Links for Classes on Tuesday, Feb. 4th

Ms. Barker's Science Class

This is the link to the Libguide to find empirical journal articles:

Mrs. Decker's ELA 10H classes

This is a link to the Libguide we are using for research:

-Mrs. Rouleau

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Mrs. Kurzweil ELA 11 Classes

Click here for the Libguide to help you do your research:

Also, Library is closed after school today because of a faculty meeting.

Stay warm!

-Mrs. R

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Library is on Pinterest!

Follow the library on Pinterest to see what we are reading, what new books we are getting in, crafts, including crochet, and more!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

10th Grade Research

Use this link to start research:

We are focusing on Encyclopedia Britannica Academic to start research, See a librarian for password.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Google Docs How To

This is a video from that is a basic intro to Google Docs. To view the video, you MUST log in with your Mercy email:

If you are prompted to put in an organization, your organization is

Reminder: Alice B. Wilson Literary Awards Contest

The Alice B. Wilson Literary Awards Contest deadline is February 15th.

There are two divisions: Junior (Grades 6-9) and Senior (Grades 10-12). Categories are Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry.

This contest is open to all students who either live or attend school in Brighton. This means it is open to any Mercy student. More information can be found on the Brighton Library website:

This contest is made possible by Friends of Brighton Memorial Library and Brighton Memorial Library Gift Fund.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Monday, January 12th

The library media center received many new books last week.

Some new titles include:

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry - McGarry writes contemporary romance. She will be appearing at the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival on Saturday, May 16th.

Diamond Boy by Michael Williams - When Patson's family moves to Marange region of Zimbabwe, he begins searching for blood diamonds, until government soldiers arrive and Patson is forced to journey to South Africa in search of his missing sister (description from library catalog).

The Fallen Kingdoms series- If you enjoy Game of Thrones, this series is for you! If you enjoy political intrigue, magic and drama, you will like this series geared toward a high school audience.

Keeper of the Lost Cities series- This middle school series features magic and adventure. Great read for fans of Harry Potter!

This is just a small offering of what the library recently received. Stop down to check out our new book display!

-Mrs. R

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tuesday, January 5

Library is closed after school today due to a faculty meeting.

Mr. Yandek's class--Great places to start research:

Student Resources in Context:

World Book Online:

Monday, January 5, 2015


Visit the library to find out how you can access free ebooks from popular authors through Overdrive.

Some of the books available are Teen Book Fest authors, so start reading now!

-Mrs. R