The William M. McHenry Memorial Library
History and Mission Statement
- Named in honor of William M. McHenry (1963-1990)
- Mission Statement: The mission of the library is to support the curriculum of the school with a variety of appropriate information sources, to promote reading for pleasure, and to ensure that students and staff become effective users of ideas and information.
- Mr. Byrnes - Library Teacher
- 508-678-2891 x2000
- Library Hours: 7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. (see a list of all local libraries and their hours here)
- General admittance before and after school
- Passes are required during the school day
- Food and beverages are not allowed in the library.
- Exception: Water is allowed if you are not using a computer or other library materials
- Circulation: most books may be checked out for three weeks; books may be renewed for another three week period if needed
- Reference books and new magazines may only be used in the library
- Books must be returned, or renewed, by their due date
- You are responsible for any library materials that you check out
- You must pay for lost or damaged materials
- Fiction books are arranged by genre, then alphabetically by author's last name
- Genres include
- Quick Reads
- Realistic Fiction (our biggest category)
- Science Fiction
- Supernatural Romance
- Genres include
- Non-Fiction books are arranged by Dewey Decimal Number (Subject), then author
ex. 001.25 973 AND UNI
- Biographies and autobiographies are arranged by subject's last name, then author
ex. B 973 B GAN KEN YAZ
- Reference books are non-fiction books which do not circulate
ex. REF REF REF 031 423 808.1 WOR WEB MCG
- Books - View books here or request a book
- Newspapers - Herald News, Boston Globe, New York Times & USA Today
- Audio-Visual Materials - videos, DVDs, audio-cassettes, recorded books
- Technology - 10 laptop windows computer and 20 Chromebooks with internet access, OPAC, Databases, etc.
Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is the index to most of the materials in our library. This electronic catalog may be searched by title, author, subject, keyword, series, catalog, call #, etc.
- View the catalog home
- You can also access our library through the Destiny Quest app on your phone/tablet. To do so, follow the following steps:
- Download the app from one of the following links.
- After you open the app, use the web address diman.follettdestiny.com
- Click the "Explore as Guest/Try Destiny Quest" button
- Request a book
An electronic database is a collection of records organized by some logical process. The information in the database is usually indexed and can be easily searched. Many electronic databases are available on-line, on a subscription basis.
We subscribe to EBSCOhost, a database designed for high school students. This database provides full text for over 500 popular interest and current events periodicals. It also provides full text reference books, pamphlets, primary source documents, photos, maps and flags.
- EBSCOhost - See Mr. Byrnes (or email him at email@example.com) to get the username and password
- Gale Resources
We are a member of MLS (Massachusetts Library System). Membership in this multi-type library system gives us access to online reference databases, both in-library and from home.
Citing Sources for Research Papers, Projects, and Assignments
Whenever you quote, paraphrase, summarize, or refer to the work of another person, you are required to cite its source. Failure to cite the source of other's ideas and work is called plagiarism. There are many formats and styles to use in citing sources. Teachers will usually provide guidelines in the citation style they want you to use in their classes and help can also be found in the library. The following websites may be also be used to get help in the citation of sources: