Web Links and Resources:
Here are some links to some of our most used OLGC Library resources:OLGC Library Online Catalog: Look for books we have in the OLGC Library for fun or for a report.
To find online resources for student use:
- click on Our Lady of Good Counsel
- click on Catalog
- click on Webpath Express
Fairfax County Library: Explore what is available on the Fairfax County Public Library website.
Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: AR Bookfinder is a great way to look for books of interest. Do an advanced search, and use your Lexile Score to find the perfect book!
We are fortunate to have a beautiful library with over 14,000 books! Our library program is designed to foster a love of reading,and also equip our students with library and research skills that they will use in their academic lives and beyond.
In addition to the books in our library, students may also take advantage of magazines, online databases, and the 18 computer stations in our library media center. We also have a state of the art ActivPanel, an interactive board used for library lessons.
Students can use the Accelerated Reader program to test their knowledge of the books they have read. Students login from the library computers and take quizzes during their regular library class time. Quizzes are available for a wide variety of ages, interests, and reading levels. Ask Mrs. Holden for more information!
Book Fairs: The OLGC Library hosts a book fair in the fall and spring of each year. Proceeds from the books sold help support our library programs by raising funds to purchase books and other library materials. Dates for this school year are:
Fall 2017 Book Fair: November 6-10
Spring 2018 Book Fair: March 19-23
3rd, 4th, & 5th grades are studying the different informational parts of books. The students are learning all about the Table of Contents, Bibliography, Glossary, Index, Title Page, and Copyright Page to name a few, and what information you can find by using them.
6th Grade is honing their research skills as they work on their River Valley Civilizations Reports for Social Studies during Study Hall.
A special thank you to the students, parents, and teachers who attended the Fall Book Fair! It was a big success in raising funds for new library books and materials.
Elementary: It is mystery month in the library! Kindergarten through 5th grade are learning all about the special elements of a mystery story, including vocabulary, plot, and characters.
Middle School: 7th Grade reinforced their research skills while performing research for their Explorers & Conquistadors Report for Social Studies.