Click the Follett Destiny picture below to see the resources available in the Library Media Center.

Follett Destiny Library Catalog image

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEW TO READ?  Check out the LIB GUIDES from the State of CT. This list provides Award Winning Books along with Classics everyone should read!!



SHED Writing Contests

Thumbs Up Like image

Acton Public Library image

Noodletools  an online research management platform - Noodletools is a required tool used by oshs  when conducting research and citing sources.


What is plagiarism??  Family Tip Sheet

What Do I Read Next?


DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP - common Sense Media - We rate, educate, and advocate for kids, families, and schools

CLASSROOM VIDEO - FILMS ON DEMAND - videos in English and Spanish


See your teacher, Mrs. Bonin or Mrs. Bairos for passwords  This is a paid subscription

  • Modern World History Online  Covers the broad expanse of world history from the mid-15th century to the present, featuring thousands of documents, articles, timelines, images, videos, and maps. 
  • Health Reference Center: Gives clear and comprehensive information on conditions and diseases, health and wellness, mental health, and the human body 
  • African-American History Online  Features thousands of cross-referenced entries, covering the entire spectrum of African-American history over the past 500 
  • Today's Science  Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today. This is a paid database so please ask a librarian for OSHS password.



ISSUES & CONTROVERSIES - database with articles and valuable links

  • Issues & Controversies Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today's hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources. This is a paid database so please ask a librarian for OSHS password.

OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS - database with articles and valuable links

RESEARCH IT - CT's Search Engine

Research It

ResearchIT CT offers free online resources as a service of the CT State Library.  Here you will find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles for Connecticut public, K12, and academic libraries and their users. We also offer a collection of downloadable eAudios and eBooks for Connecticut residents with valid CT public library card numbers.
Explora Video
Watch this video as a brief introduction/overview on how to use Explora within ResearchIT.


Going Beyond Google and paid subscriptions

  • Digital Public Library of America     The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society. We do this by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.
  • Sweet Search EngineSweetSearch is a Search Engine for Students.

     It searches only the 35,000 Web sites that our staff of research experts and librarians and teachers have evaluated and approved when creating the content onfindingDulcinea. We constantly evaluate our search results and "fine-tune" them, by increasing the ranking of Web sites from organizations such as the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian, PBS and university Web sites.

  • Connecticut Education Network The Connecticut Education Network (CEN) is America's first statewide K-12 and higher education network to be built exclusively using state-of-the-art fiber optic connections. Operating at speeds 1000 times faster than a home broadband connection, the CEN provides incredible access to the Internet, the next generation Internet2, ICONN.ORG Connecticut's re-search engine, and thousands of other resources exclusively targeted to students, teachers, researchers, and administrators in Connecticut's education institutions.
  • Connecticut State Library a link to the Connecticut State Library website with valuable information on the State of Connecticut.
  • BOOKSHARE.ORG provides accessible books and periodicals for readers with print disabilities. Bookshare is free for all U.S. students with qualifying disabilities. Student memberships are currently funded by an award from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Bookshare believes that people with disabilities deserve the same ease of access to books and periodicals that people without disabilities enjoy. Bookshare offers more than 60,000 digital books, textbooks, teacher-recommended reading, periodicals and assistive technology tools and information for readers of all ages.
  • Project GutenburgProject Gutenberg is the place where you can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device.
  • EDUTOPIA  The George Lucas Educational Foundation is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process by documenting, disseminating, and advocating innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives.
    • VoS Voice of the Shuttle - Website for Humanities Search - Sponsored by the English Dept. of the University of California at Santa Barbara. A Dynamic database of online resources on literature, the humanities, and cultural studies. VoS includes both primary and secondary resources and offers links to course materials, author websites, literature in English and other languages, and ebooks.
  • CREATIVE COMMONS  Creative Commons helps you share your knowledge and creativity with the world.
  • Internet Archive:  Home of the Wayback Machine, the Internet Archive is a large repository dedicated to preserving the digital world and offering access to its past thorough a publicly accessible library.





GUYS READ Check this website out! It's specifically for the GUYS!! It gives you new book lists for males of all ages and has suggested audiobooks as well!

BOOKS FOR BOYS - This is another great website specifically for boys of all ages. 

Goodreads is the largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world. We have more than 6,400,000 members who have added more than 220,000,000 books to their shelves. A home for casual readers and bona-fide bookworms alike, Goodreads users recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and much more. 

Bookseller-by-post - Champion of the Odd Little Book...and your source for inspired gifts and accessories for readers.

Young Adult Librarian Services Association

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.



  • Audible - Download your first book for free!
  • Books Should Be Free A rather extensive library of completely free audio books that you can download right to your iPod or computer.

    Snow Day Tracker  

#1 - October 30, 2017
#2 - January 4, 2018
#3 - January 5, 2018
#4 - January 30, 2018

Current Last Day
June 18th

National Honor Society

National Honor Society

The process for National Honor Society Eligibility/Selection has been completed and communicated to parents of juniors and seniors on October 25, 2017. Updated documents will be uploaded by november 3, 2017. 

at Old Saybrook High School:

Old Saybrook High School has a local chapter of the National Honor Society. To be selected for membership into the OSHS Chapter of NHS, a student must have an average of 94 or higher and must demonstrate outstanding qualities of leadership, service and character. When choosing members, a faculty committee follows the rules outlined by the national organization. Click on this link for more details. 

50 Sheffield Street, Old Saybrook CT 06475
P: 860.395.3157
F: 860.395.3162
Old Saybrook Public Schools

50 Sheffield Street
Old Saybrook CT 06475

Get Directions 

Phone: 860.395.3157
Fax: 860.395.3162

Contact Us

Light House at Sunset
Light House at Sunset
Light House at Sunset
Light House at Sunset
Light House at Sunset
Light House at Sunset
powered by finalsite