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Librarian: Ms. Strycula 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. 



Book Fairs

Our Virtual Book Store is Still Open!  

Year Round OLGC Virtual Book Store:  The OLGC School Book Store is available all year to purchase books and games delivered directly to your home address.  You may purchase from either of our local retailers, Bookworm Central and Usborne Books online.  All proceeds benefit OLGC School.

In-Person Book Fair:  The OLGC School Library will be hosting another book fair this November 4 to 8 in the Multi-Media Center!  Proceeds from the sales help support our library programs through the purchase of books and other library materials.  We are only having one book fair this year, so please join us this fall!

Our book fair will coincide with Day 1 of Parent-Teacher Conferences--a great time for you to shop for Christmas gifts for your students!


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!