Library News

  • The DCHS Library is still bringing in new titles!

    Over the last several days, the DCHS library has welcomed many new titles into its collection. Be sure to check out these amazing new reads!

  • Come See the DCHS Libarary New Arrivals!

    From books on whales and ocean ecology to ones on the Great Migration in the 1920s-1940s to award-winning Science Fiction, the DCHS library has been bringing in many books this spring semester!

  • Library Partners With NHS: Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover

    Come by the DCHS Library and choose a book based on what's on the inside--not what's on the outside. NHS has selected and wrapped thirty books so their covers are hidden. They've written short summaries of the books so readers will make the choice to check out a book based, not on the cover, but on the content of the book. "Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover" will be running all week in the DCHS library--come by and check it out!

  • New Gale Database: World History in Context!

    No more trial: Gale's World History in Context is now part of the DCHS library resources. Whether you need to complete a history project or you just want to nerd out on some history, World History in Context is a great place to start!

  • National History Day is in the DCHS Library!

    Stop by the DCHS library to take a look at the National History Day Projects created by members of the junior class! And one team used the DCHS library 3D Printer to complete their projects!

  • Best Books of 2017 on the DCHS Library's Shelf

    It's that time of year where many organizations come out with "Best of" Lists. NPR just came out with its Best Books of 2017 list, and Turtles All the Way Down by John Green and City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson have made the list! Be sure  to check out these phenomenal books!

  • Jared Reck Talks Writing

    In an essay about his writing and teaching processes, Jared Reck, author of A Short History of the Girl Next Door and 8th Grade English/Language Arts teacher at Spring Grove Area Middle School in Hanover, talks about what he loves about teaching writing, writing, and reading. Mr. Reck is full of insights for any aspiring writer and teacher. An interesting read!

  • Extraordinary Young People in Marie Lu's Fiction

    Check out this article on the Author of Warcoss and the Legend trilogy, Marie Lu. In it she talks about her writing process, what inspires her, and why she has chosen strong teenagers as her protagonists. A fascinating read for fans of Marie Lu and for aspiring writers!

  • DCHS Book Recommendation: City of Saints & Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

    Sophia Gilbart says: City of Saints and Thieves was an incredibly exciting read. It also dealt with several important issues but does so in a way accessible to everyone.

  • DCHS Book Vote Winners!

    The 2017 DCHS Library Book Vote is over, but the exciting part--adding the books to the library--is about to happen. Look for updates about when the Book Vote Winners arrive!

  • Book Vote Final Moments

    Hurry and Vote! Polls close at 2:45. Books on the bubble:

    Fiction- To Be or Not to BeP.S. I Like YouDon't Get Caught

    Nonfiction- The Prisoner in His PalaceThe Family Romanov

    Your vote could put one of these into the winner's circle!

  • Book Vote Update!

    The Leaders (as of morning 10/31)

    Fiction: (Tie 1st) Turtles All the Way Down by John Green & American Gods by Neil Gaiman; (Tie 3rd) Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch,  A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck & Warcross by Marie Lu

    Nonfiction:  (1st) Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, (2nd) The Prisoner in His Palace by Will Bardenwerper. (3rd) And Then You're Dead... by Cody Cassidy and Paul Doherty

  • Spooky Reading

    If you're looking for great reading around Halloween, come to the DCHS library and take a look at our Spooky Reading display! We've got books featuring ghosts, witches, monsters, vampires, werewolves, and tales of murder and suspense!

  • 2nd Annual DCHS Book Vote Kickoff

    The 2nd Annual DCHS Book Vote has returned! From now until Friday, November 3rd you can vote for five fiction candidates and three nonfiction candidates from the galleries below. You can cast your ballot on this page, or you can submit a paper ballot to Mr. Fournie or Sr. Jackie. Either way, stop by the library to talk about this year's candidates!

  • Gale Database Trials Extended!

    Our Trials for the Gale Database Resources World History in Context & Literature Resource Center have been extended until November , 17th. Click on this link ( to access them and don't forget to use our permanent Gale Resources as well!

  • Honoring Mary Clare O. Weaver

    Today the DCHS Library remembers and honors Mary Clare O. Weaver, a longtime donor who helped us add many books  to our collection. We are so thankful for her generous contributions over the years!

  • 3D Printer in the DCHS Library!

    The DCHS Library just acquired a New Matter Mod-t 3D printer. Come down and check it out!

  • Celebrating Authors from the Delone Family

    Did you know that there is quite a collection of authors connected to the DCHS community? Graduates Margaret S. Baker, '89; Georgia Anne Butler, '73;  Richard M. Restak, M.D., '59; Diane Larkin Sauers, '74 (also longtime English teacher); Nathan Van Coops, '98; and Karen Rose Smith (English teacher) have all published works of literature. Visit the library and take a look at their wonderful books, especially if you are interested in publishing your own writing!

  • Recommended Reading: "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde

    Sophia Gilbart says: "The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic for a reason. Oscar Wilde's characterization and descriptions of the company and luxury Dorian surrounds himself with is amazing. There were also some pretty interesting twists  I didn't see coming." 

  • Recommended Reading: "Scythe" by Neal Shusterman

    Nathan Holt says: "The book [is] an interesting look at the imperfections of a 'perfect' world. It was a good read."


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Saintly Reading: Books to Bring You Closer to Sainthood

This month, we have an exciting Saintly Reading exhibit: World Religions and Philosophy & the Connection to Catholicism.


  1. The Documents of the Vatican ed. by Walter M. Abbott, S.J.
  2. The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt ed. by Raymond J. DeMaille
  3. The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
  4. Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth by Mohandas K. Gandhi
  5. Buddhism ed. by Jeff  Hay
  6. Hinduism ed. by Jeff Hay
  7. Strangers Dark and Gold by Norma Johnston
  8. The Spread of Islam ed. by Bruno Leone
  9. Great Religions of the World by the National Geographic Society
  10. Symbols of Judaism by Marc-Allain Oukanin
  11. Gods of the Maya, Aztecs, and Incas by Timothy R. Roberts
  12. Confucianism  ed. by Adriane Ruggiero
  13. Judaism ed. by Adriane Ruggiero
  14. All Color Book of Egyptian Mythology by Richard Patrick



Saintly Reading: World Religion and Philosophy & the Catholic Connection

Featured Content: Women in Science

Featured Content: Women in Science

DCHS Book Vote Winners: Fiction

DCHS Library Book Vote Winners: Nonfiction

Library Services at Delone Catholic

The Delone Catholic High School Library exists to provide materials and services which support, supplement and enhance the quality of the educational environment of the school. These resources aid in the spiritual, intellectual, social and personal development of the students and the professional enrichment of the faculty and staff.

As a vital component in the educational environment in a Catholic high school, we are committed to the spirit of the philosophy of Delone Catholic High School. To that end we:

  • Provide resources which integrate the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church with the challenges of contemporary society
  • Provide a functional and effective library program which meets the needs of the curriculum as well as the personal needs and interests of students and faculty
  • Provide library resources which stimulate and promote the development of critical thinking, ethical decision making and responsible citizenship
  • Provide informed guidance in the use of library resources, including print and nonprint materials and technology
  • Provide resources, which contribute to the enjoyment of reading and the belief in a lifelong love of learning