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How to Find the US History Database

posted Nov 19, 2019, 8:32 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 19, 2019, 8:33 AM ]

  1. On this page, find the 'Library Links' navigation sidebar on left side of this website
  2. Click on ‘Digital Resources
  3. Scroll to the very bottom of the page

  4. Click on ‘American History Online’ Image

All paid databases require a username and password.
Enter the Username: mancentral and Password: l*********n

If you forget the password, sign in to your school Google account,

and click the following link: PASSWORDS FOR DIGITAL RESOURCES!

(this link is also available on the 'Digital Resources' page as well.)

No Student WiFi

posted Nov 14, 2019, 8:06 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 14, 2019, 8:14 AM ]

We have just learned that the InformationTechnology (IT) Department asked for and received approval from the School Board to disable all access to the Student WiFi.

Access will be disabled during a 30-day trial period.  In December, the IT Department will go back to the School Board and the next course of action for Student WiFi will be determined.

Until then student WiFi will be unavailable. As we find out any information, we will continue to update these Library Announcement pages.  Thank you.

CHS Welcomes Gloria Norris

posted Nov 12, 2019, 6:09 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 14, 2019, 7:43 AM ]

On Wednesday, November 13th, the McIninch Library at Central High School is hosting Gloria Norris for the day.
As our English Department Head, Ms. Nacacch-Hoff, has announced:

On Wednesday, November 13, Central will be welcoming back one of its most distinguished alumna, Gloria Norris, renowned Hollywood screenwriter and author of the nationally acclaimed memoir of growing up in Manchester, KooKooLand. 

First, she is conducting a Master Class in Writing from 9-10:30am in the McIninch Library.  Then she will be speaking with students for two mods, though students will be attending only one, either E or F, again in the Library.  Some students may be participating in both the writing class and one of the later presentations.

Award-winning Books new to McIninch Library

posted Nov 4, 2019, 9:15 AM by Central Library   [ updated Nov 4, 2019, 9:16 AM ]

Please stop by and see our display of new and current award-winning fiction books!

Homecoming Week Information

posted Oct 9, 2019, 8:55 AM by Central Library   [ updated Oct 9, 2019, 8:58 AM ]

Aspen Mobile App

posted Oct 2, 2019, 9:01 AM by Central Library   [ updated Oct 2, 2019, 9:04 AM ]

The Aspen mobile app was not functioning before, but IT has informed us that the Follett Notifications App is now working but a new connection needs to be re-established. Over the summer, all connections were dropped. The app will work when the URL, login, and password are re-entered. 

The URL to use is:

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

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