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Librarian: Mrs Holden Bio

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: 

 

SUMMER READING BOOK FAIR HAS MOVED ONLINE! 

Dates:  May 29 to June 15

Vendors:  Bookworm Central & Usborne Books

Bookworm Central Shopping Information:

Usborne Books Shopping Information:

Even though we are in a time of social distancing, we still feel it is important to give families an avenue to purchase items to keep student learning & reading happening all summer long.  So we have restructured our 2nd Annual Summer Reading Book Fair to be online!  The online bookstore will open on Friday, May 29 and close on Monday, June 15.  

It is our hope that the online sale will help all families in the OLGC community stock up on educational books and games for the summer.  Additionally, we will be offering many of the OLGC School required summer reading for rising 4th through 8th Graders.

Links to the websites of our two long-standing local book fair vendors, Bookworm Central & Usborne Books will be open from 5/29 to 6/15 for you to directly shop the online offerings.  All orders will be carefully packed and shipped directly from the vendors to your door!  OLGC School will receive a portion of the sales to purchase books and other educational materials.  

We hope you will check out their offerings of materials for all ages!

 

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:

Due to our change to distance learning in March, we have extended the due dates on all books currently checked out.  You should not be receiving any overdue notices, but if you do please disregard the notice. 

When we do know when students will be able to return to school, notices will be sent via email listing the books students still have checked out, so you can look for them at home and in backpacks.  

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

Thank you!

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.  

Dates for the 2019-2020 school year are:

NEW INFORMATION!  Join us ONLINE for our Spring 2020 Summer Reading Book Fair--Friday, May 29 to Monday, June 15! 

Even though we are in a time of social distancing, we still feel it is important to give families an avenue to purchase items to keep student learning & reading happening all summer long.  So we have restructured our 2nd Annual Summer Reading Book Fair to be online!  The online bookstore will open on Friday, May 29 and close on Monday, June 15.  

It is our hope that the online sale will help all families in the OLGC community stock up on educational books and games for the summer.  Additionally, we will be offering many of the OLGC School required summer reading for rising 4th through 8th Graders.

Links to the websites of our two long-standing local book fair vendors, Bookworm Central & Usborne Books will be open from 5/29 to 6/15 for you to directly shop the online offerings.  All orders will be carefully packed and shipped directly from the vendors to your door!  OLGC School will receive a portion of the sales to purchase books and other educational materials.  

We hope you will check out their offerings of materials for all ages!

Fall 2019 Book Fair: November 11-15:  Thank you for joining us at our Fall 2019 Book Fair!  We hope you enjoyed your time shopping for just the right books to suit children of all ages.  It was wonderful for our school community to gather together to choose and discuss books.  Your generosity in purchasing from us helped the OLGC School library to obtain many new and exciting books for our library.  Please stop by the library and take a look at some of the new offerings on our shelves purchased with funds from our November fair!