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Young Writers Award

posted Sep 19, 2019, 6:05 AM by Central Library   [ updated Sep 19, 2019, 6:12 AM ]

      Young Writers Award

Bennington College has announced its Young Writers competition which is free to enter for students in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.  

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes up to $500 will be awarded for each of the following genres:

Poetry (a group of three poems)

Fiction (a short story or one-act play)

Nonfiction (a personal or academic essay)

The deadline is November 1.   

Please click on the image above or see an English teacher for more information.

Password Change for Ebsco (Effective July 12th, 2019)

posted Jul 8, 2019, 6:57 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jul 10, 2019, 8:37 AM ]

The username for Ebsco is the same, mchs, but the password has to be changed before July 15th.

Find the current password by clicking this link: PASSWORDS FOR DIGITAL RESOURCES!

Ebsco required the password change, and since these Ebsco resources are paid for, we cannot publish

all the access information on our website.


You must be logged into your Manchester School

District Google account, (for example,

then you will have access to view all Password information


FYI: a Gmail account that is is different from

        Having the in your Google account validates information for shared documents.

Check out books from our Library for the summer!

posted Jun 10, 2019, 7:21 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jun 10, 2019, 8:41 AM ]

Please feel free to stop by the library during finals to check out books for the summer.  


Central High School Summer Reading/Work

posted Jun 7, 2019, 5:44 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jun 7, 2019, 9:27 AM ]

In addition to the English Department requiring summer reading, many AP classes, such as AP World History and AP Biology have summer reading/work assignments.  Also, some higher level classes in Biology and Chemistry have summer work as well.  Please listen for announcements on CVN, check with your guidance counselor, or contact the department head in Science, Math, or Social Studies.

Please click on the image below to be directed to the official summer reading document...
summer reading for Central


posted Jun 7, 2019, 4:34 AM by Central Library   [ updated Jun 7, 2019, 4:35 AM ]

It's that time of year, Seniors! 

The IT Department has provided the following information about Google Takeout, a tool for creating an archive of your Google Data.



June is here! If you are leaving the district you will no longer have access to your district Google Account after graduation.



Be aware of any other places (ie: CollegeBoard, colleges, personal, etc.) where you have added or used your Manchester school email address.  Make changes before this email gets removed.  If this is your only email address, make sure you create another email address first.  Transfer your information through Google Takeout instructions below.



Google Takeout provides tools to create an archive of Google products you use. Read more about how to export and download your Google Data:

Manchester City Library Summer Programs

posted May 29, 2019, 6:52 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 29, 2019, 7:12 AM ]

Please use the two links below to see the flyers regarding 
Teen Reading Programs being held at the Manchester City Library this summer.

Manchester City Library - 405 Pine Street

US History Database trial

posted May 17, 2019, 6:32 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 17, 2019, 6:42 AM ]

The McIninch Library at Central High School is pleased to announce a trial period for an American History database from Infobase.  The username is mancentral and the password is the same password used for the Bloom's database which can be found here.

US History Database

Infobase describes American History as "an indispensable resource for student research. Spanning our nation’s history—from prehistory to the present day—American History was developed and curated by leading editors and scholars in the study of American history. It is composed of a variety of learning assets, including articles, images, primary source documents, timelines, videos, and slideshows."

The free trial is available now until the end of May.  Please let us know what you think of this digital resource!  Thank you!

One Book One Manchester

posted May 3, 2019, 5:07 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 3, 2019, 5:08 AM ]

One Book One Manchester organizes a yearly, city-wide book reading.
They have announced that a book has been selected for Fall 2019.
Please see their website for more information.

Spring Break Reading Challenge

posted Apr 15, 2019, 4:32 AM by Central Library   [ updated Apr 15, 2019, 4:33 AM ]

Citing Images in MLA Format

posted Apr 3, 2019, 8:14 AM by Central Library   [ updated Apr 3, 2019, 8:14 AM ]

Below are two links to help you create MLA citations
for images that you have used, for example, in a presentation.

From the MLA website...

From the EasyBib website...

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