Paws enjoying a book in our library!
Librarian: Miss Savich
Please Note: We are unable to receive any book donations to our school library until further notice.
Thank you for your understanding!
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 30 computer stations in our library media center. We also have a state-of-the-art ActivPanel, an interactive board used for library lessons and presentations..
All students at OLGC have a weekly scheduled library class. In Grades K-5, students independently check out books and engage in various activities to foster their research and literacy skills. In Grades 6-8, students learn research and study skills, as well as have time to read and check out books.
Information about outstanding library books:
Parents and students,
We are still looking for many outstanding library books from the Spring 2020 Trimester. Please look in your homes, cars, and backpacks to locate any OLGC School Library books. They should have a barcode sticker and "Property of OLGC School Library" sticker on the back.
Books that you have found should either be brought into school by in-person learners, or be placed in the bin outside the main school doors by e-learners. All books will need to be quarantined once they are received, so there will be a delay in when your books are returned and credited to your child's library account. Please place books in plastic bags labeled "Library Books."
Please contact Mrs. Holden to remit payment for lost books.
Library books that were in desks and lockers were returned to the library by classroom teachers.
OLGC Library Web Links & Resources:
Here are some links to some of our most used OLGC Library resources:
OLGC Library Online Catalog: Use this link to look up books we have in the OLGC Library for fun or for a report.
To request a book hold, please e-mail the librarian and include the following:
- Student First & Last Name
- Grade & Room Number
- Complete Title of Book
Webpath Express: You can also use the catalog to find online resources especially for student use through our Webpath Express service. After accessing the catalog:
- click on Our Lady of Good Counsel
- click on Catalog
- click on Webpath Express
Fact Cite Database: Explore this database to find interesting facts about American History, Science, and many other subjects.
- Username: olgc
- Password: wildcats
Find It Virginia: Explore this website managed by the Library of Virginia which contains databases and other online learning tools for Virginians of all ages.
- Username: VAlib
- Password: Read1!
Fairfax County Public 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. Use this link, and do an advanced search. Use your Lexile Score to find the perfect book!.
The OLGC Library hosts two book fairs a year, one in the fall and one in the spring. Proceeds from the sales help support our library programs through the purchasing of books and other library materials.