Library

Paws enjoying a book in our library!

Librarian: Miss Savich Bio

Curriculum Overview:

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.  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."

Library books that were in desks and lockers were returned to the library by classroom teachers.

Thank you!

Book Fairs

New!  Fall 2021 Book Fair will be held November 8 to 12. 

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.  

Our Fall 2021 Book Fair will be held November 8 to 12 in the OLGC School Library.  We will be open late on Monday, November 8, and will also be open on Thursday & Friday during Parent-Teacher Conferences.  We hope you can join us!

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.  Use the link above and this login information:

  • 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.  Use the link above and this login information:

  • Username: VAlib
  • Password:   Read21!

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!.

Automated Library Notices!

Overdue notices are automated.

Parents will receive an email about any books your child has checked out that are overdue by 7 or more days.

 

Library Newsletters

Click on the tab of the monthly newsletter to read what has been happening in the OLGC Library!