News from your Student Council

posted May 6, 2021, 9:24 AM by Central Library   [ updated May 6, 2021, 9:24 AM ]

Green & White Days Bell Schedule for end of year

posted Apr 22, 2021, 4:34 AM by Central Library   [ updated Apr 22, 2021, 4:34 AM ]

Watch the tutorial video for Literary Reference Center

posted Apr 21, 2021, 12:16 PM by Central Library   [ updated Apr 21, 2021, 12:17 PM ]

Learn more about the Literary Reference Center by watching the short tutorial video from EBSCO.

Thursday, April 22 fundraiser at Shorty's Restaurant

posted Apr 21, 2021, 4:59 AM by Central Library   [ updated Apr 21, 2021, 5:04 AM ]

Artificial Intelligence Summer Program for High School Students

posted Apr 12, 2021, 5:24 AM by Central Library

Artificial Intelligence for Social Good Summer Program by MIT Graduates

AI Scholars Live Online is a 10-session (25 hours) pre-college enrichment program that exposes high school students (grades 9-12) to the fundamentals of artificial intelligence and guides them to build a socially impactful project in areas including medicine, astronomy, journalism, finance, and more. Taught by our team of graduate students from Stanford and MIT, students receive a personalized, interdisciplinary learning experience with a student-teacher ratio of 4:1. We offer multiple dates and times for our Spring Semester and Summer Break programs. Students of all backgrounds may apply here ( by April 30th for Summer and learn more in our brochure or on our website (see here for middle school offerings). Please contact Aidan Goltra at with any questions. Thank you!

***Schedule Changes*** for Next Week (4/12/21 - 4/16/21)

posted Apr 7, 2021, 11:04 AM by Central Library   [ updated Apr 7, 2021, 11:04 AM ]

  • Remote learning day Monday: All students will be remote Monday, April 12
  • Monday, Wednesday will be flipped: Cohort A attends in person Wednesday

  • Next week (4/12/21 - 4/16/21) Central High School will following this daily schedule:
    Cohort A is Tuesday and Wednesday in Person. Cohort B is remote
    Tuesday A- DE
    Wednesday EF- J

    Cohort B is Thursday and Friday in Person. Cohort A is remote   
    Thursday A- DE
    Friday EF- J

    Book Quarantine Requirements from the NHSL

    posted Apr 2, 2021, 10:24 AM by Central Library   [ updated Apr 2, 2021, 10:27 AM ]

    The Director of the New Hampshire State Library (NHSL) stated yesterday that the NHSL will not be changing the quarantine requirements for Inter Library Loans (ILL) at this time.

    Materials will need to continue to quarantine for 72 hours.

    Between new strands of the virus and an uptick in cases, the NHSL does not feel now is the time to make changes.

    What to expect when you visit the library during in-person learning mode

    posted Mar 31, 2021, 5:31 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 31, 2021, 5:43 AM ]

    What to expect when you visit the library:

    • Library visitors will be asked to wear a mask. Masks must cover the nose as well as the mouth. The librarians will be wearing masks as well.
    • Library will be deep cleaned on Wednesdays and Saturdays for your safety and ours.  Between mods, cleaning sprays and wipes will be used.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available and social distancing is expected in the library.
    • One-Way Traffic Flow: The main doors near the James/Classical crossroads is Entrance Only.  Exit the library only through the Burns building doors.
    • The library has new capacity limits. To assist us with capacity restrictions:
      • You may be asked to wait before you can enter. Please visit for the service you need and then leave so others may enter. 
      • There is one one chair per table in the library to encourage short, purposeful visits at this time.
      • Computer stations are limited and are firstly reserved for APEX students as the credit recovery room is closed.
      • The Printers have been relocated near the exit so that you can “grab it and go”.
    • Please ask if you need to charge personal electronic devices.
    • Loan periods are still extended and fines are not being charged.   
    • Still no eating and drinking, in the library, especially with the mask requirement.
    • All visitors are asked to not enter the library when feeling unwell. Please visit us when you feel better.

    Hygiene/essential product donations accepted this Saturday in the 'L'

    posted Mar 25, 2021, 7:55 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 25, 2021, 7:56 AM ]

    Re-Launch of Sora

    posted Mar 25, 2021, 4:58 AM by Central Library   [ updated Mar 25, 2021, 8:24 AM ]

    The district is re-launching Sora after our initial announcement in January.

    Easily read and listen to books for free with Sora and your school Google Account.

    You have free access to all the selections from within the NH Schools' Digital Collection.  Search or browse, then click on a book to 'borrow' it.  If the book is already checked out, it is 'unavailable' and you have to wait for it to be returned.  There are a few unlimited check-out books, mostly classics like Romeo & Juliet, that are 'Always Available'.

    When first starting Sora, there is no 'setup code'; choose 'Manchester City Schools' when asked for your school. 

    Once in Sora, you may want to change your filter to exclude Elementary content. 

    Find out more about Sora below and have fun checking it out!

    Powerful tools: Add bookmarks, make notes and highlights, define words, and more.

    Fixed-layout support:Comic books, graphic novels, picture books, and textbooks as they’re meant to be read.

    Read-alongs: Select titles have professional narration so you can follow along with the text.

    Reading settings for everyone: Adjust the font type (including dyslexic font), font size, and lighting in most books.

    Synced progress: Your place, bookmarks, notes, and highlights sync between devices

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