UPHS Library Mission Statement
The UPHS library is a positive force in the learning experience of Upper Perk Students. We provide resources that connect with curricular needs and also provide for the informational and reading interests of the community. We help to prepare students to be active and independent learners who critically evaluate resources to choose the most reliable and relevant sources for their purposes. Link to Curriculum Map
Mrs. Kathy Stattel, MLS
Club Advisor: Reading Olympics, Writer's Club
BA English, Cedar Crest College
MLS Kutztown University
215-679-5935 ext. 7118
Hours of Operation
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Summer Library 2018: 5 Wednesday Mornings:
9 am - 12 noon
July 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8
Follett Destiny = The Library's OPAC (online public access catalog.)
There is an icon on every school computer: Library OPAC Destiny
The catalog can also be accessed through the school's website and by linking here from this site. Click into the high school catalog and you can search by clicking on the tab or you can login with your username and password (student ID number.) When you are logged in, you can check what you have out (info tab), you can put items on hold, and you can save resource lists.
To learn how to access the new eBooks through the library catalog, please see this handout:
For help finding literary criticism sources in the library: Literary Criticism and Library
Safari Montage provides digital movies and images for classroom use.
Students have access through the OPAC Destiny. Please click here for directions: Safari Montage user tips
For much more information on the Library's vast collection, please click here for the Library's expanded website...
World Book Online A Great general starting place for research.
Literature Resource Center For Literary Criticism sources, try the Gale database; Literature Resource Center (LRC.)
SIRS Well organized, easy to use pro-con database with many different types of sources. Perfect for social research.
For remote access to the subscription databases, you will need usernames and passwords:
The goal of the Reading Olympics is to increase students' reading for enjoyment and increase reading skills. Students collaborate with their teammates to read forty to fifty books that have been selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and classroom teachers. These professionals read the books and write questions which teams of students answer during the competition. The Olympics are primarily a celebration of reading rather than a contest. All participants are awarded ribbons. Since the teams generate much excitement about this event, the experience is rewarding for everyone involved.
In 2017, we won a Blue Ribbon on March 28th! Join us this year to keep the winning streak.
Writer's Club is a group of students 9th through 12th grade who love to write. They meet after school for one hour every other Tuesday to support each other in the process of developing their work and preparing for publication. They can choose to share their work and participate in the critique process. Two large annual initiatives give students the chance to share their work with others: Poetry Cafe and the UPHS Literary Magazine.
Poetry Cafe Night: We sponsor a school-wide evening of the creative arts, where a student can read their poems and other creative writing in a cafe atmosphere. The poetry readings are interspersed with musical and theatrical acts. The Poetry Cafe evening is a fun way to give the school community exposure to the creative arts. Highlights from Poetry Cafe 2017
UPHS Literary Magazine: The Writer's Club works together to encourage students to submit their original work for publication in the school's literary magazine. They take responsibility for editing the writing and they match the themes with student-created artwork and photography. The UPHS Literary magazine is then published and distributed throughout the school.