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Reading an Article on EBSCOhost Tutorial

posted Sep 25, 2020, 4:37 AM by Central Library   [ updated Sep 25, 2020, 4:37 AM ]

1,470 Biographies of Great Athletes

posted Sep 24, 2020, 5:11 AM by Central Library   [ updated Sep 24, 2020, 5:14 AM ]

A new Digital Resource for Central students is Great Athletes.  The largest and most comprehensive collection of sports biographies published in a single reference work - organized with searching. Online access to the full content of this great reference set is now available to Central students.

"Hank Aaron, Lance Armstrong, Billie Jean King, Walter Payton, Joe Montana…these figures and more have long been a source of fascination for many. Now, Salem Press has compiled one of the biggest, most comprehensive works on the subject. Twelve volumes (plus index), 1,470 biographical essays, and all the complete, easy-to-read content users have come to expect from Salem Press."

One Click Link for Salem eBooks for Reference

posted Sep 23, 2020, 4:37 AM by Central Library   [ updated Sep 24, 2020, 5:05 AM ]

   Remote access for all our Salem eBooks for reference is even easier now...
   Connect with one click using this link:

Self-Quarantine vs Isolation booklet

posted Sep 22, 2020, 8:59 AM by Central Library

New look for searching our books

posted Sep 17, 2020, 6:40 AM by Central Library

All lost library book fees have been cleared.

posted Sep 15, 2020, 11:35 AM by Central Library   [ updated Sep 15, 2020, 11:39 AM ]

Everyone starts again with clear library accounts this year!

Contactless Library Book Delivery during remote learning

posted Sep 15, 2020, 8:16 AM by Central Library   [ updated Sep 17, 2020, 12:00 PM ]

While school is in remote learning mode the library at Central remains closed to students, but we are pleased to announce the start of our contactless library book delivery service.

This service is only available for library books from Central, and is limited to our current students.  

First, search our catalog for a book that you would like.  We can only deliver library books that are from Central's library.

The process for contactless curbside:

  • Requests for materials must be placed via our online online form or by calling the library (603) 624-4182 ext. 1120 for us to pull the book for you as the building will still be closed to the public.

  • Library staff will notify patrons when their items are ready for pickup, and determine a date and time to schedule a contactless book delivery in the school’s courtyard, near the Lincoln statue, outside the main office on Beech Street.

  • Before arrival in the courtyard, you will need to call the library at 603-624-6363 ext. 1120  and a librarian will bring out your pre-packaged materials and place them on the statue at Lincoln’s feet.  If you do not have a cell phone Library Staff can make other arrangements for you to pick up your items at a specific time.

  • Once the Librarian is back in the building, you may approach the statue, and take your package from the spot at Mr. Lincoln’s feet!

While our reopening plans continue, please continue to enjoy all of our online Digital Resources and the info, hints, tips, and tricks we are constantly posting in our Announcements.  We look forward to opening our school's library again, hopefully in late October! Please see our Frequently Asked Questions below for additional information.


When will the library​ and the school building​ open? How will it re-open?

We are looking at developing a phased plan for reopening the library. We are committed to following all directives and mandates of the Manchester School District.  Our first priority is always the safety of our students, faculty, and staff.  

Can I return my books?

Please continue to hold on to any library books and please DO NOT RETURN any library books just yet.  We are still not charging fines and all materials will eventually be checked back in once students are allowed to return to school.  

Can I still donate books?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, donations are suspended until further notice.

Newsela approved for use by the Manchester School District

posted Sep 15, 2020, 5:52 AM by Central Library   [ updated Sep 15, 2020, 6:04 AM ]

Newsela takes authentic content from the world's most trusted providers and turns it into learning materials that are classroom-ready.

From Newsela… 

“The best lessons–in school or at home–start with the best content.

Newsela takes authentic content from over one hundred trusted sources and turns it into learning materials that can support any curriculum.”

Every article is published at five reading levels (2, 3, 5, 7, and 9) and students see the level that's right for them, automatically.

Teachers can tailor content: Tell Newsela what you teach. They’ll find engaging, differentiated content for your class.

English/Language Arts/Reading

English Language Learners

Foreign Language

General Elementary



Social Studies/Social Science

Special Education


Bloom's Literature Online from InfoBase

posted Sep 14, 2020, 1:49 PM by Central Library   [ updated Sep 14, 2020, 1:55 PM ]

As InfoBase describes it, "Bloom’s Literature offers a wealth of relevant content on the authors and works most studied in the high school curriculum, multicultural classics, contemporary literature, and more. Students will find exactly what they need without having to wade through an uncurated search. Educators will appreciate the thoughtful organization and important curriculum tools to help with lesson plans, assignments, and independent study."

Professor Harold Bloom’s unique and authoritative work— including the most important authors in world history and literature… contains reference essays and scholarly criticism.  See below for more information, or us this link to access Bloom’s Literature Online 

The username for all Central's InfoBase products is: mancentral
The password can be found in by logging in to your school google account, and looking in this
Google document

Literary Reference Center from Ebsco

posted Sep 14, 2020, 1:44 PM by Central Library   [ updated Sep 14, 2020, 1:47 PM ]

Literary Reference Center:  This comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and literary reference works.  See below for more information, or use this link to access Literary Reference Center 

The username for all Central's Ebsco products is: mchs
The password can be found in by logging in to your school google account, and looking in this
Google document

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