Media Center

Our Mission Statement

Provide a learning environment which fosters critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication to prepare all students for the challenges of the 21st century.

Use Foran's learning expectations RUBRIC to assess your collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity skills.

Welcome to the Joseph A. Foran High School Library!!  Mrs. Pellegrino, Mrs. Haley, and Ms. Marren are here to help you with research, choosing books, computer issues and technology, and anything else you may require assistance with.

To contact us:  (203) 783-3502 x2320    

  (to reach Mrs. Pellegrino, School Librarian)
       Foran Library's Twitter:  follow us    @ForanLibrary
       On Facebook:  Foran Library
       Foran Library wiki (links to educational videos and more) 


Video:  Overview of the Foran High School Library

Student Guide:  Google Classroom

Student Guides for Using Google Apps in Education

Tech Tips & Resources for Students


Please explore our Student Opportunities and Resources (SOAR) site, created by the Library Media and Guidance departments. 

  • Academic supports for help with coursework
  • Overview of the school counseling program by grade level
  • The high school Program of Studies for choosing courses
  • What Would You Like to Study exploration guides which lead to suggestions of classes to take at Foran, potential careers in those areas, colleges which offer majors in those subjects, and possible Foran clubs that match with those interests
  • Finding a job, resume building, and career exploration resources
  • College admissions information
  • Test preparation materials for the PSAT, SAT, AP, ACT, and ASVAB exams
  • Scholarships and Financial Aid
  • Foran clubs & activities
  • Community service & school leadership opportunities
  • Supports for personal and social needs
  • Healthy coping skills
  • Digital safety; and more!



To browse our newest books:  LibraryThing account 

Finding books in the Foran Library:   The Destiny Library Catalog and our e-books 

Book Recommendations and Reviews  

Popular High School Magazines 


Video Tutorials:


Do we have a particular book?  How to look up books in the Destiny Library Catalog


Looking for a book, but not sure what to read? Where to find great book recommendations

Want to Borrow an Ebook or downloadable audiobook?



**If you need a Milford Public Library card, ask Mrs. Pellegrino for an application!**



The Foran Book Club:


The Foran Book Club invites all students who love reading to join us in sharing your book recommendations (and your writing pieces, if you are an author as well as a reader).  At times our group reads the same title and discusses it over snacks.  At other times we share books from certain genres or hold open discussion on all types of titles. Book Club members help to determine which books to purchase for our library collection, organize a giveaway cart of books for our students, design library displays, create book recommendations lists, choose our yearly "Foran Picks", help at our Barnes & Noble book fair fundraisers, and act as liaisons between the library media program and other Foran clubs. We meet during Common Time on E & F days in the library.  See Mrs. Pellegrino for a pass.  


Take a look at our book recommendations lists:


     Gritty, realistic stories


     Novels in Verse









A complete overview of the Foran Research Process and how to get better internet search results

Use our Databases and E-books and websites/resource lists to find information.

Use Foran's learning expectations RUBRIC to assess your collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and creativity skills.

Video Tutorial:  You need to find some academic quality websites for your research project: Finding academic quality websites using tools in the Foran Media Center

UConn ECE Students: click HERE for UConn resources




Please see our College and Career page for information about test preparation, scholarships & financial aid, college essay writing & interviewing, career exploration materials, and more.



During school year 2017-18 the library will typically be open for students:

Monday-Friday:  6:40 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

You may also visit the library during study hall or lunch with a pass from an academic teacher. 

The library is a wonderful haven at Foran to learn, read, and study.  Please support your classmates in their learning by being quiet and courteous when you are visiting.  In order to protect the books and computers, no food or drinks are allowed in the library without permission. 

We look forward to seeing you!!




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