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Great Books at the Movies 2017 Contest Winners
November 30th 2017

The winners of the Great Books at the Movies 2017 contest have been chosen! From the hundreds of entries this year, these are the three lucky winners:
Jenna Bures - Star Wars: The Force Awakens by Alan Dean Foster
Logan Felix - Wonder Woman by Nancy Holder

Joe Campa - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon


Great Books at the Movies 2017 Contest!
November 2017
To celebrate the 2017 releases of the big-screen franchises Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Wonder Woman and Everything, Everything, our Library will be holding a contest giveaway of the adaptations and related novels from these three movies.
This year's three prizes include:

One special novel edition of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

One special novel edition of Wonder Woman: The Official Movie Novelization

One copy of Nicola Yoon's Everything, Everything

To enter the contest, you just need to checkout any print book or magazine from the Library during  November. Each time you checkout items from the Library, you’ll get a chance to fill out an entry ticket for the contest. The official drawing for the prizes will be held on Thursday, November 30th, so get down to the Library and checkout a great book today!

GHS Library Celebrates Veterans' Day
November 2017

Gresham High staff and their relatives share their experiences as veterans of the United States Armed Forces. This special display of service memorabilia and photos was made possible by donations from our wonderful staff. This year's contributors include Mr. Brittain, Ms. Jahangir, Mr. Mayner, Mr. Jacobsen and Mr. Wong. See the photos below!


Author Rick Riordan Came to Town!
Oct 9, 2017 - East Hill Church in Gresham
On October 9th, 2017 at the East Hill Church in Gresham, best selling author Rick Riordan came to speak about his writing career and his many successful book projects. Brought here by the Clackamas Barnes & Noble book store, students, parents and staff of the Gresham-Barlow School District were able to attend this major author event and nine GHS students volunteered to help out with issuing autographed books, directing people to seats...etc... See below for photos of the event and our students in action!

- Of the eight cities that comprised this tour that started at the Library of Congress in Washington DC, Gresham was the only city on the entire West Coast where he spoke.

- Mr. Riordan started writing in order to satisfy his son's desire for Greek mythology after he ran out of actual Greek mythology to share with him.

- Mr. Riordan worked as a middle school English teacher for fifteen years.

- Mr. Riordan used kids and staff from his own classes and school as characters in his first novel.

- Mr. Riordan was rejected by 13 of 14 publishers.

- Mr. Riordan has approximately 35 million copies of his books in print in America alone.35 million copies of his books in print in America alone.

- His advice to young writers: Write a lot, read a lot and be persistent... If he had stopped writing after the first publisher rejection, or the fifth, or the tenth, where would he be now?


Gresham High School/Sam Barlow High School Book Fair!
Oct 7, 2017 - Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble Bookstore
On Saturday, October 7th Gresham High School and Sam Barlow High School held a book fair fundraiser for our libraries at the Clackamas Town Center Barnes & Noble bookstore. Customers who voiced their support for either school at the registers earned our schools a percentage of that purchase! Our library programs earned 25% of all sales during the fair to purchase books and needed resources for the students of Gresham High and Barlow High. A GHS and SBHS student art show will also be featured during the event. Thanks to all who supported our efforts to bring more resources to our high school students!

Banned Books Week Display

September 24th - September 30th 2017
For those of you who don't know, this Sept 24th through Sept 30th is national Banned Books Week. Begun in 1982, this is an annual event that celebrates the freedom to read and calls attention to the attempts to deny access to books at libraries around the nation. You can see the display in the Library and pick up your own "I Read Banned Books" pin in the Library during this week. For more information on Banned Books Week and the issue of intellectual freedom, go to


2016 GHS Banned Books Display

Library eBooks - 24/7 Reading
If you are looking to do some after-hours reading, our Gresham High School Library has great eBooks available all-year-round! Through a grant from the Gresham Barlow Education Foundation, our GHS Library has more than 600 eBook titles available for student and staff use. Just use your school Google login and password to check out eBooks any time you want!

For more information on how to download and use our eBooks you can click on this link: Library eBooks

To go directly to our eBooks and to log-in to your Gresham eBook account click on this link: Mackinvia

Our eBooks are available 24/7, 365 days a year, so check one out today!

Author Matthew Desmond Visits GHS

March 10th 2017

Through the efforts of Mrs. Roberts, Multnomah County Library and many other local organizations, best selling author Matthew Desmond came to Gresham High to speak to our students about his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Mr. Desmond spoke to students in our library about his work and his writing process. See below for pictures of this special event.




Author Veronica Roth Visits Gresham High School!

February 29th 2016

New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth visited Gresham High School on February 29th 2016! Creator of the wildly popular Divergent series of young adult novels, Ms. Roth held a presentation/Q&A session in our auditorium with our students and staff. Ms. Roth shared her insights on the writing process and the need to be persistent when pursuing your dreams and aspirations. See below for images of Ms. Roth's visit to Gresham High!

Photos taken by Mr. Brad Cook



Art in the Library

Stellar paintings by students of Ms. Paris populate the Gresham High Library. Check out the photos below for samples of these pieces of art!

Library Celebrates Gresham High School History!

The GHS Library staff have put together a special display of photos and artifacts that showcase the long and proud history of Gresham High School! See the photos below for a sample of what you can see in our Library.

Last Updated: 11/30/17
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