Library

Paws enjoying a book in our library!

Librarian: Mrs Holden Bio

Book donations

Please Note:  We are unable to receive any book donations to our school library until further notice. 

Please contact Carolyn Holden at cholden@olgcschool.org with any questions you may have. 

Thank you for your understanding!

Summer Reading Lists & Book Fair Are Here!

SUMMER READING LISTS FOR RISING 4th-8th GRADE!

OLGC School has summer reading assignments for rising 4th through 8th Grade students.  Each of these grades has one title which is a required reading for all rising students, plus two additional books of the student's choosing.  Each grade has a list of suggested books to assist students in choosing additional reads, but students may read something else of their choice not on the suggested list.  

Here are the lists for Summer 2020: 

 

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. 

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.

Questions? Please email Mrs. Holden.

 

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. 

Overdue notices will begin to be e-mailed Friday, July 17th.  

Books that you have found should be placed in the bin outside the main school doors.  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.   

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

Thank you!

Mrs. Holden

OLGC Library Web Links & Resources:

Here are some links to some of our most used OLGC Library resources:

Tumblebooks Online Library of Books:   Use this link to access OLGC's subscription to TumbleBookLibrary.  It’s unlimited, and it’s FREE for you to use from home!

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children.  They are a great way to encourage kids to read during this time of distance learning.  

Parents Please Note:  TumbleBookLibrary has books for Grades K to 6; some of the content isn't appropriate for every child.  Parents, please review the site and its books with your child to help them make choices appropriate to their age and maturity level.

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 Mrs. Holden at cholden@olgcschool.org 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.

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!.

Library Newsletters

Click on the tab of the monthly newsletter from the 2019-2020 school year you would like to read.

Book Fairs

 

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.