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Middle School Librarian

Kristine Hartley-Maneri's picture
Kristine Hartley-Maneri
Middle School Library
Find me at the Knowledge Bar
(718) 534-6537

Library Assistant

Library Instruction & Services

Your librarians offer a range of services and resources to support your teaching and research and to help students be successful in their learning. 

What we offer:

Instruction: Librarian-led instruction and mini-lessons, embedded into your research projects, tailored to help your students' research when they need it.

LibGuides: Request a research guide on a selected topic or to support an ongoing research project.

Reserve the Library: Bring your class to the library for an entire period or for a series of classes and take advantage of its flexibility as a learning space. A librarian can be available to help your students.

Request Library purchases: Suggest resources to add to our print and digital collections to support your curriculum, to grow our professional or simply reading for pleasure. We welcome your input! 


What we need from you:

  • Advance notice for instruction sessions and LibGuide creation. 
  • Inclusion in the planning process for research projects with the shared goal of reinforcing and teaching research skills. Together we can work to integrate library resources from the start. Share resources, assignments and the project instructions you plan to provide to your students with your librarian.

How to Borrow eBooks from OverDrive


Follow the steps in this guide to download the app to your device:

Getting Started with OverDrive

Your username is the first part of your BCS email address (ex. khartley-maneri).

Find your PIN on the Database Passwords page or ask your librarian.

The New York Times Digital Subscription - How To Claim Your Free Pass

We are pleased to offer you and your students full digital access to The New York Times. 
To claim your pass, follow these steps:
  1. On campus, go to
  2. Create an account using your BC email address. 
  3. When you see "START YOUR ACCESS" and an expiration date (one year from the day you sign up), you are all set!
  4. Set a calendar reminder for next year so you have no lag in your subscription.

​​Go to and enjoy your full access from any location! 

Visit to download your free NYT apps.

Please note:  Students in grades 6-8 will create their accounts in Digital Essentials and sign into the NYT app on their iPad.

Your NYTimes subscription expires after one year. After expiration, you may activate a new pass by visiting while connected to BC's network.

Magazines available via Flipster


Select any magazine to view in digital format.

To access off campus, enter the username & password found on the Database Passwords page.




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