Inklings News

Public libraries should close due to coronavirus despite inconvenience caused

The Westport Public Library decided to close its doors indefinitely on March 12 to achieve social distancing.

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

Amidst the chaos of the coronavirus, Westport has closed all public facilities. Beaches, parks, stores, restaurants and libraries are all among the places that have been shut down. Obviously the closure of these facilities is not convenient for anyone, but people who rely on libraries for computers and the...

Lauren Tarshis inspires kids through historic graphic novels

Readers wait in line to get their copy of “I Survived The Sinking Of The Titanic, 1912” signed by author Lauren Tarshis.

Lily Caplan '22, Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

Most Staples’ students know the book series, “I Survived” by Lauren Tarshis ’81; little do they know she is a Westport native. Tarshis is the Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Scholastic Magazine. Her first series was “Emma Jean Lazarus, Fell Out of a Tree” and she then began th...

Students take advantage of Westport’s educational environments

The library often hosts events including musical performances. On Jan.12, the library hosted a jazz band to play for the community.

Molly Gold ’21 and Chelsea Strober ’21

January 16, 2020

Recording studio in library hopes to amplify experience for all

Currently being built, the Justin Noble Paul recording studio hopes to spark imagination in what is now the newest addition to the Westport Public Library.

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Nestled in the newly constructed Westport Public Library, sits a recording studio named after one of Staples’s very own, Justin Paul. The Justin Nobel Paul recording studio gives people a space to record and produce beyond their imagination.  The recording studio is the newest addition to the library, and ...

Students speak up about library karaoke

Friday fun day is a weekly event that takes place in the Staples library on Fridays during lunch waves. However, there has been some controversy as to if the library is the appropriate place to endorse potentially distracting behavior.

Grace Livecchi '21, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019


Library spices up students’ days through weekly activities

William Jin ’23 sings ‘September’ by Earth, Wind & Fire during karaoke in the library.

Marlo von der Ahe '20 and Siri Kanter '20

October 14, 2019

Staples Library promotes ‘banned books’ in light of National Banned Book Week

Staples Library promotes 'banned books' in light of National Banned Book Week

September 27, 2018

Emily Stone '20 The Staples High School Library has been participating in the National Banned Books Week throughout this week. The library staff has promoted several banned books with large stickers between steps on the main staircase, such as “13 Reasons Why”, “Pride and Prejudice”, and ...

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