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BHS LIBRARY CARD CATALOG SEARCH

Search the BHS Library Card Catalog for books and media. Sign in with your Office 365 school login to reserve books, leave reviews, and more (optional).

Search for books through the BHS Library card catalog.

LIBRARY CATALOG RESOURCES

LIBRISTA LIBRARY APP

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Download the Librista Library app from your app store to search the BHS Library, BMS Library, and Nelson County Public Library from your phone or tablet.

AUDIOBOOKS ON CD
  • Preview available titles here.
  • Located at the beginning of the Fiction section.
  • Compact disc (CD) format
  • Plays on computers with disc drive and CD players
  • CD players available for checkout
  • Two-week loan period
BOOKLISTS

View curated booklists here.

SPANISH LANGUAGE COLLECTION

View the Spanish Language collection here.

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Stripes is reading Lu by Jason Reynolds.
Read about it here.

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ONLINE DIGITAL BOOK SEARCH

Search for Follett Destiny online digital eBooks and audiobooks. The username and password is your 10-digit student number.

Download the app (below) to read on your phone or tablet.

ONLINE DIGITAL BOOKS RESOURCES

ABOUT FOLLETT DESTINY DIGITAL BOOKS

Digital eBooks and audiobooks are downloaded to your Chromebook, tablet, or phone for two weeks, after which they are automatically deleted. New titles are added monthly. 

The free Destiny Discover app is available from your app store for reading via a phone or tablet.

AVAILABLE TITLES

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LOG IN TO FOLLETT DESTINY

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Username: 10-digit student number

Password: 10-digit student number

DESTINY DISCOVER APP

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Download the Destiny Discover app from your app store to read or listen to content via your tablet or phone.

KENTUCKY READ LINKS

Accessible via the Nelson County Public Library website. Register for a free Digital Only Library Card (see below) to access KYVL and much more.

The Kentucky Bluegrass Award is our statewide student-choice reading program to promote the latest trending books for students grades K-12. Access the KBA Winner’s Circle current list and archives here. View available titles here.

State and Local Interest holdings include books about Bardstown and Nelson County history, Kentucky, famous Kentuckians, and  Kentucky authors. Also included are Bardstown City Schools digital archives, including books, photos, and more. View the collection here.

The Bardstown City Schools Yearbook Archives include all editions of BHS yearbooks and a limited inventory of BMS, BES, and BPS yearbooks. Yearbooks are password-protected. Please fill out the form below to request access.  View the archives here.

Kentucky Standard     |         Nelson County Gazette     |     Tiger Tribune Archives (2021-2022, 2022-2023)

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REGISTER FOR A DIGITAL ONLY LIBRARY CARD

Get access to free online resources, including downloadable & streaming eMedia, research databases, online learning tools, eBooks, Audiobooks, test prep, driver prep tests, and more.

SPOTLIGHT ON SILAS HOUSE, AUTHOR AND KENTUCKY POET LAUREATE

SILAS HOUSE

Kentucky Poet Laureate

2023-2024

CLAY'S QUILT

After four-year-old Clay witnesses his mother’s murder, he grows up in a small Appalachian mining town and learns to build a family from the people around him.

ELI THE GOOD

In the summer of 1976, ten-year-old Eli Book’s excitement over Bicentennial celebrations is tempered by his father’s flashbacks to the Vietnam War and other family problems, as well as concern about his tough but troubled best friend, Edie.

SOUTHERNMOST

A preacher kidnaps his son and travels to Key West to reconnect with his estranged brother.

A PARCHMENT OF LEAVES

It is the early 1900s in rural Kentucky. Saul is wary but unafraid of the Cherokee girl whose beauty is said to cause the death of all men who see her.

LARK ASCENDING

In the near future, as fires devastate most of the United States, Lark and his family secure a place on a boat headed to Ireland, which is rumored to be accepting refugees and is the last country not yet overrun by extremists.

Find all of these titles in the BHS Library! Read about them here.

AWARDS AND BESTSELLER LISTS

WHICHBOOK APP

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Search for books by mood and emotion, geographical setting, character and plot, bestseller read-alikes, and more.

YOUNG ADULT YOUTH SERVICES ASSOCIATION (YALSA)

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The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a division of the American Library Association and provides various book lists and resources for teens and young adults. Look through the following lists for suggestions for your next read!

The ALA Youth Media Awards (right) represent the very best books for teens, are original and creative children’s and young adult literature. 

Search YALSA award books on your phone or tablet with the Teen Book Finder (below).

YALSA TEEN BOOK FINDER

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Teen Book Finder is a free app in your app store that allows teens to access nearly 4,000 YALSA titles, awards, and lists on their smartphones.

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YALSA YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS

Alex Award logoThe Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults with unique appeal to young adults ages 12 through 18. The winning titles are selected from the previous year’s publishing. View available titles.

AMAZING AUDIOBOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS LOGO Notable audio recordings that are significant to young adults. View available titles.

Best fiction for young adults

Fiction titles published for young adults in the past 14 months that are recommended reading for ages 12 to 18. View available titles.

Great Graphic Novels

Great Graphic Novels for Teens is a list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction for those ages 12-18, prepared yearly by YALSA. View available titles.

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EDWARDS AWARD LOGOThe Margaret A. Edwards Award honors an author and a specific body of work for significant and lasting contributions to young adult literature. The annual award recognizes an author’s work helping adolescents become aware of themselves and addressing questions about their role and importance in relationships, society, and the world. View available titles.

MORRIS AWARD LOGOThe William C. Morris YA Debut Award honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. View available titles.

NONFICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS AWARD LOGOYALSA’s Award for Excellence in Nonfiction honors the best nonfiction book published for young adults (ages 12-18) during a Nov. 1 – Oct. 31 publishing year. The winner is announced annually at the ALA Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December. View available titles.

The best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults. View available titles.

PRINTZ AWARD LOGOThe Michael L. Printz Award is given to a book that exemplifies literary excellence in young adult literature. View available titles.

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The Pura Belpré Award is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience. View available titles.

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The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles that encourage reading among teens who dislike reading for whatever reason. The list selects fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novel titles. View available titles.

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The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished informational book published in the United States during the preceding year. View available titles.

Schneider Family Book Award logo Award for books that reflect the disability experience. View available titles.

Stonewall Book Award

Established in 1971, the Stonewall Book Award honors exceptional merit relating to the LGBTQIA+ experience. View available titles.

TEENS TOP 10The Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! View available titles.

TIGER READS

REQUEST A BOOK PURCHASE

Are you wanting to read a book that we currently don't have in our collection? If so, tell us about it! If it aligns with our program goals and standards, we will make every effort to add the book in the near future!

SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST

Stripes recommends Dragon Hoops, by Gene Luen Yang. Click on Stripes to read all about it!

READ A GOOD BOOK LATELY?

Help BHS students find their next read! Fill out the form to describe and recommend your book by responding to the prompts.  Your feedback may be used on the BHS Virtual Library website and/or the online card catalog.

TELL US ABOUT IT!

FREE DIGITAL BOOKS AND MEDIA

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PROJECT GUTENBERG

70,000+ free public domain eBooks

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LIBBY LIBRARY READING APP

Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more with a Nelson County Public Library digital card.

Kanopy app

KANOPY

Get free access to thousands of movies with your library card. Add your Nelson County Public Library card number and PIN or password.

Movies Anywhere app

MOVIES ANYWHERE

Free access via your streaming device through Nelson County Public Library. See Ms. Flanagan for login information.

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Includes Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Anne of Green Gables, Dracula, Moby Dick, The Raven, and more.

Audible Free Listens

AUDIBLE FREE LISTENS

Stream hundreds of free audiobooks, podcasts, and more. No membership required.

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HOOPLA

Audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV programs, magazines, music, and more. Log in with Nelson County Public Library digital library card.

Open Library app

OPEN LIBRARY

Free access to classics like 1984, Brave New World, Pride and Prejudice, The Art of War, and more.

Bartleby Great Books Online

PROJECT GUTENBERG

Archived website that includes verse, prose, The Odyssey, Antigone, The Scarlet Letter, and more.

Google Play Audiobooks

GOOGLE PLAY AUDIOBOOKS

Select books are auto-narrated. eBook version of titles are also available.

AUDIBLE AUDIOBOOKS

GET AN AUDIBLE AUDIOBOOK

  1. Go to the Audible website to review the titles and summaries.
  2. Download the free Audible app on your phone if you do not have it.
  3. Please complete the form at right to make your request. Please note: Per Audible’s policy, users may only receive an Audible audiobook once through this platform.

SCHOLASTIC ONLINE MAGAZINES

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¿Qué Tal? Spanish Language Level 1 hyperlink
¿Qué Tal? Level 1
Spanish Language Archives
Ahora Level 2 Spanish Lanuage online magazine hyperlink
Ahora Level 2
Spanish Language Archives
El Sol Spanish Language magazine level 3 hyperlink
El Sol Level 3
Spanish Language Archives