Thursday, March 12, 2015

Even MICKEY takes the National Latin Exam!

This week 120 students at CLHS took the National Latin Exam in our Library. Imagine my surprise when MICKEY showed up! He came complete with his Sorcerer's Apprentice Robe! Sadly, it was a bit hot, so he had to take it off...:0)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hey Falcons! 
Don't miss the Montgomery County Book Festival coming up on February 21st! It's open to the public with LOTS of amazing authors you can meet and learn from! 
Here's a link to the Festival Schedule . Scroll down once you are at the site to see all the amazing YA authors!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Come! It is going to be GREAT!! 
See more here:

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's National Banned Books Week! Read a Banned Book!

Did you know? Books are still being banned even today. Check out this article about books being challenged in Highland Park ISD this week:  

What's your opinion? Let us hear what you think!

Monday, September 23, 2013

A Mouse in the House

A funny thing happened in the library on Friday...

We discovered a mouse living in our stacks early last week. The mouse trap (humane) has been in the office area for a few days with no results. On Friday, as she was leaving the library, an English teacher let me know that her class had seen the mouse all the way in the back of the library, and was laughing because her boy students were practically standing on the tables. She also let me know that the students had found the mouse hole, and where it was. "Okay", I thought, "I'll move the mouse trap back there after school". When my son came in after school, I explained the situation to him, and asked him to move the trap for me. When he came back to the front of the library after moving the trap, he was cracking up and carrying a book. To my quizzical expression he said "They were blocking the mouse hole with this book", and he handed it to me. The title of the book? "The Mousetrap", by Agatha Christie. Leave it to an English class....:0)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Book Festival this Saturday: January 19, 2013!

YAK Fest 2013 – Young Adult Keller Book Festival
YAK Fest is almost here…don’t miss it! Please join the Keller ISD Librarians for the 2nd annual Young Adult Keller Book Festival, an awesome event that celebrates Young Adults and the literature they love to read. Please help us get the word out to your students, parents, and teachers about this exciting event to encourage teens and give them an opportunity to interact with Young Adult authors in a non-academic setting.

What: YAK Fest – Young Adult Keller Book Festival
Where: Keller High School: 601 N. Pate Orr Rd., Keller, TX 76248

Cost: Dude, it’s free!
When: Saturday, January 19th, 2013
Times: 9 AM – 5 PM; Opening Keynote begins at 10 AM with Simone Elkeles!!
Open Door: Come when you can and stay for as long as you like, of course we want you there all day!

Author Panels or Classes:
You have the opportunity to attend 4 during the day!

Keeping It Real – Jessica Anderson, Charles Benoit, Chris Crutcher (afternoon only), Simone Elkeles, Guadalupe Garica McCall, Jessica Warman, Lori Aurelia Williams and Shannon Greenland
This is Not Normal – Rosemary Clement Moore, Cory Oakes, Victoria Scott, Mary Lindsey and Jeff Hirsch

This is Not Normal Either – Krissi Dallas, Tracy Deebs, Greg Leitich Smith and Andrea White

Vampire Smack Down - Cynthia Leitich Smith, Rachel Caine and Jason Henderson

Poetry Workshop – Colin Gilbert, Award Winning Slam Poet

A Walk on the Weird Side – Kelley Milner Halls, Researching aliens, Sasquatch, and other mysteries

Choctaw Tales – Tim Tingle, Native American Storyteller

SOCIAL MEDIA: twitter / facebook / blog

Here’s the schedule of AWESOME: Time Event Location

9:00 - 10:00 Doors open; Book Carriage sales; World Blend coffee & breakfast sales; t-shirt sales Commons
10:00 - 10:45 Keynote- Simone Elkeles, followed by introduction of authors Fine Arts Center
10:55 - 11:45 select a panel or session Lecture Hall, Band Hall, classrooms
11:45 - 12:35 Lunch - World Blend food for purchase; Book Carriage sales Commons
12:35 - 1:25 select a panel or session Lecture Hall, Band Hall, classrooms
1:35 - 2:25 select a panel or session Lecture Hall, Band Hall, classrooms
2:35 - 3:25 select a panel or session Lecture Hall, Band Hall, classrooms
3:30 - 4:00 Poetry reading Commons
4:00 - 5:00 Book Carriage sales; author signing Commons

Because we know you’ll have questions, here are some things that CAN and WILL HAPPEN:
There will be books available for purchase from The Book Carriage, and they will be selling books all day.
The Book Carriage will accept cash and credit cards.
You may bring some books from home for authors to sign.
World Blend Coffee will have food and drinks available for purchase in the morning and at lunch.
Why, yes there is a twitter hashtag. It’s #YAKFest13 – thanks for asking. We WANT you to tweet.
Of course you can talk and have your picture taken with your favorite author(s) during the signing. We insist upon it.

Other stuff that is just as important:
Want to VOLUNTEER? It’ll be fun. We promise. If interested please contact Janet at
MEDIA INQUIRIES? Please contact Stacy at
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or e-mail Janet Adams. Hope to see you at YAK Fest!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

CLHS Mock Elections!

 On Tuesday, November 7th, CLHS held its own mock election for the presidential race. With over 1,000 students voting, the results were amazing close to the national election results!

Presidential Race:
Romney/Ryan (Republican) 408
Obama /Biden (Democrat)  419
         (only 11 votes difference!)
Johnson /Gray (Libertarian) 45
Stein/Honkala (Green Party)
                     350! Surprise!

Winners of other races we voted on at CLHS:
United States Senator:
            Ted Cruz (R)
US Representative, District 22:
            Pete Olson (R)
RR Commissioner:
           Chris Craddock (R)
Metro Street Improvement:
City of Houston, Bond A: (Police and Fire Dept. Improvements)
City of Houston, Bond B: (Park Improvements)
City of Houston, Bond C: (Public Health and Sanitation Improvements)
City of Houston, Bond D: (Public Library Improvements)
City of Houston, Bond E: (Public Housing Improvements)
Way to Go Falcons! Thanks for participating!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Zombies Read! 
Did you know? 

Check out a book in the CLHS Main Campus Library between now and Thanksgiving and you will be entered into a drawing to win one of these zombies!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Get Carded at the CLHS Library!

(Many teachers are offering extra credit to students who get these two things done!)

Are you 18?

Come by the main campus library and pick up a Voter's Registration Application and become a registered voter! Bring your completed forms to us and we will take care of the rest! JUST DO IT!




Got a Public Library Card?

You Should! Come by the main campus library and pick up a Public Library Card Application. Bring the completed form back to us and we will take care of the rest!

Friday, August 31, 2012

College Series begins at Freeman Library

Check out this new College Series at Clear Lake Freeman Public Library!
Looks to be good stuff...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Coffee Talk with Dr. Smith

More than 35 parents and community members joined Dr. Smith in the CLHS Library for Coffee Talk recently. In an effort to hear from the community, and stay in touch with CCISD parents, Dr. Smith holds Coffee Talk events at different locations around the district each year.

Reading in the Library??!!

Come hang out in the library and read a good book!

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Don't miss the Teen Book Con! The announcement below was distributed through the TASL ListServ. Don't miss this awesome event for teens! Here's the link to their website for more information:

Teen Book Con is Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Alief Taylor High School in Houston. Check out  for all the details, including the list of authors appearing and the panels they will be on.

The deadlines for Teen Book Con’s Book Trailer Contest and Lunch with Graphic Novelists have been extended to April 10. For details and links to contests applications, go to .

CCISD Superintendent Greg Smith stops by the CLHS library!

Superintendent Greg Smith stopped by the CLHS library recently during his tour of the Eagle and Gold Scouting Award displays at several CCISD high schools.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thanks for the yummy breakfast FFA!

 National FFA Week is February 18 – 25. The Clear Lake Chapter of FFA showed their appreciation to the Clear Lake High School faculty and staff by providing and serving breakfast. Yum!

Even Nemo loves the library!

He's our best new library aide!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hot News from the Young Adult Round Table of the Texas Library Association!

"Orson Scott Card to keynote Houston Teen Book con!!

Feb 13, 2012 by Sally Bates Goodroe

Spread the word! Orson Scott Card will keynote the Houston Area Teen Book con on Saturday, April 14, from 9-4 at Alief-Taylor High School. Over 20 other favorite authors for teens will join him in panels and signings at this free event, from Maggie Stiefvater to Holly Black, from Michael Grant to the author/artist team for Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer. In addition, your teens can vye for prizes in the book trailer video contest or compete to eat lunch with graphic novel illustrators and authors by submitting a piece of their own graphic novel. For information, visit, follow Teen Book Con on Facebook and Twitter, or e-mail TBC at"

Friday, February 10, 2012

PTA Gets the CLHS Gold Award!

And all because they brought the CLHS faculty and staff these delicious desserts today! Thanks PTA! You Rock!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Did you know- there's an APP for YA Books from YALSA!!

Check out this info that just came from YALSA division of ALA!!

"YALSA App ‘First of Its Kind’ for Discovering Teen Books

January 26, 2012 By Kathy Ishizuka Leave a Comment

Teen Book Finder app for iOS will be available from the App Store in February. A tool designed to enable access to the best literature for teens will debut for Apple devices next month. A project of YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association), the Teen Book Finder lets users discover titles from the past three years of the organization’s lists and awards, all from their smartphones.

The app, currently in beta, was among a select group of public policy-related tools demoed at the Congressional Internet Caucus Technology Exhibition January 25 in Washington, DC. It’s the first such tool of its kind, according to Stephanie Kuenn, YALSA’s Web Services Manager and project lead on the app. “There really weren’t great ways for people to find books for teens on a smartphone.”

Designed for use by teens, librarians, parents, and teachers, the app enables access to quality reads, searchable by author, title, award/list, year, and genre. A randomly generated list of books will refresh daily on the home page for serendipitous discovery. And a Find It! Button, powered by the OCLC WorldCat Search API, will display the nearest library where users can pick up the book.

You can also create a list of favorites on the Teen Book Finder and share what you found via Twitter or Facebook.

The app was funded with a grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Its creation was a partnership between YALSA, which handled the back-end data, and Ora Interactive, a Chicago-based developer.

An Android version of the app is planned for a later 2012 release." (This information was taken exactly as written and sent to YALSA members by R. Dyer.)

Chinese New Year Celebrations at the CLHS Library!


This week CLHS Chinese classes put on a fabulous Chinese New Year celebration in the library, including delicious Chinese food, games, face painting, culture and other fun activities. Great job Chinese classes! Check out our photos!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

KEMAH Discount Ride Pass for Thanksgiving Weekend!

To get the flier, go to the Library Tab in e4/Blackboard and click on the link!
(Or ask your friendly librarian for one--we have them at the library counter)
Go! Enjoy! Ride the rides!Photo of the Boardwalk Bullet

Friday, November 11, 2011

Did you know that National Gaming Day is November 12th?

We are celebrating in the CLHS Library by hosting WII competitions and Recreational Game Play.
We will have the WII out for at least a week, so come and join the fun!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Candy for Fines!

Pay your Library Fines or your Tardy Fines at the Main Campus Library between now and Thanksgiving and get candy!
Don't owe a library fine? Pay someone else's!
What are you waiting for?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Passionately Pink for the Cure

CLHS Student Council together with CLHS libraries culminated their month long cancer awareness activities with  a PINK RECEPTION in honor of Cancer Awareness Month. Way-to-go StuCo!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Austin Teen Book Festival This Weekend!

About the Festival:                                             
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011                    
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704

Keynote Author: Scott Westerfeld

Panels & Authors:
Pen Fatale: Gabrielle Zevin, Alexandra Adornetto, Mary Pearson, Jessica Brody, Alyson Noel, and moderated by Margo Rab
  • Alternaworlds: Scott Westerfeld, Jonathan Maberry, Maureen Johnson, Brian Yansky, and moderated by Real Life is Messy: Coe Booth, David Levithan, Geoff Herbach, Melissa Walker, John Corey Whaley, and moderated by Varian Johnson
  • I Heart Love Stories: Jenny Han, Stephanie Perkins, Simone Elkeles, Christina Mandelski, Jennifer Ziegler, and moderated by Cristina Garcia
  • Supernatural Suspense: Heather Brewer, Andrea Cremer, Sophie Jordan, Tera Lynn Childs, Jackson Pearece, and moderated by Cynthia Leitich SmithMission: Fostering a community effort to celebrate and promote reading and writing by connecting teens to local and award-winning authors, whose writing spans across genres and interest levels.
The festival is free and open to anyone. Seating preference will be given to teens at the author sessions.
Books and concessions will be available for purchase.

Festival to-do List (for teens):
  • Meet all of your favorite or soon-to-be favorite authors
  • Have an author autograph your book
  • Hang out with your new and old friends and others who enjoy reading
  • Purchase books and ATBF t-shirts
  • Get your picture taken in our super cool, green screen photo booth
  • Enjoy food, drinks, prizes, and other entertainment

Last year we had over 1000 teens in attendance!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Student Book Reviews

Thanks to Holly Sovereign's Future Educators class. Here they are reading review journals, and posting book purchase suggestions for the librarians in Google Docs.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Google Docs @ CLHS Library

Mr. Schmidt, Mrs. Simonds, and Mrs. Pennington collaborated on a Google Docs Project for US History. It took some doing to get all the laptops ready, but what a great idea! Thanks, Mr. Schmidt