Cokeville High School Library

Life is an adventure!

At Cokeville High School, we like to think of the library as a bridge between the classroom and the world beyond, where students can cultivate a love of reading, make real-world connections, and build empathy for people from all walks of life. We’re a safe place to land in the middle of a busy school day: a place for curiosity and exploration, for collaboration and deep thinking. 

We believe that when students engage in their own learning and growth, amazing things can happen. Our mission is to make everyone better for life by providing personalized support and resources that inspire students to become lifelong learners.

Library News

Spring Reading Contest Wrap-Up

The spring reading contest was a great success: So many students participated! Special thanks to Mr. Linford and Mrs. Keetch for prioritizing reading time and for encouraging students to log their minutes.

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Grand prize ($100 Amazon gift card): Cydney Brown and Mike Cook
  • Runner-up: Cache Keetch
  • Class prize (pizza party): Seniors

Our reading contest party took place on March 18 in the lower gym, with a record number of students qualifying to attend. We kicked things off with a mini-car race tournament (congrats, Kayson Walker!) and wrapped it up with hot dogs, soft pretzels, and pixie stix. Thanks to everyone who participated and made this contest one of the best yet!

Book Recommendations

Invictus, by Ryan Graudin: In a futuristic world, time travel has become possible, and the world is obsessed with the past. Farway McCarthy, the son of a time traveler and a Roman gladiator, has only ever wanted to graduate from the Academy and become a licensed time traveler himself. But when his botched final exam keeps him from joining the elite group of government-sanctioned explorers, Farway gets mixed up in the black market, captaining a heist crew that steals valuables from the past.

The Dark Unwinding, by Sharon Cameron: When seventeen-year-old Katharine is sent to live with her uncle, she’s tasked with the role of proving her uncle’s insanity. But when she arrives, she finds that her uncle isn’t crazy at all: He’s a brilliant, eccentric inventor whose work and generosity provide a living for hundreds. Things aren’t all as they appear on the estate, however, and Katharine finds herself trying to unravel a mystery that makes her question her own sanity.

Wolf by Wolf, by Ryan Graudin: This alternate historical novel imagines a world where the outcome of WWII is much different: The Axis powers won, and every year they host a cross-continental motorcycle race that culminates in a ball for the victor in Imperial Japan. Yael, a survivor of the Third Reich’s horrific death camps, joins the cutthroat race with her eye on one prize only: Making it to the Victor’s Ball to assassinate Hitler.

Resources for Teachers

Here are a few YouTube videos we have created to help you use digital resources to teach remotely.

Library Staff

Andrea Halls

I’m a writer and editor by profession and a total nerd at heart. I love discussing books—so if you’ve read a good one lately, come tell me all about it! Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family, learning new things, exploring cool places, and, of course, reading whenever I get a chance. I also love road trips: Give me a stretch of open road, people I love, and a great playlist, and I’m good to go!

Sadie Payne

I am a rancher’s wife, art teacher, and librarian for Cokeville High School. I received my bachelors of science from Utah State in finance/business administration and have taken several history and art classes from different educational colleges. Love sunlight and try to find anyway I can to get outdoors and soak it up. My passion is reading any kind of book (lots) and creating artwork (I think it is the best of both worlds). Using my hands to build something unique and fun is the ultimate pastime. Creativity and ideas can become unlimited if you reach for the stars.