Library News

  • The DCHS Library Book Vote Winners are HERE!

    All the winners have arrived! Stop by the library to check them out. Hurry before someone else does!

  • Announcing the DCHS Library Book Vote 2018 Winners


    The results are in for the DCHS Library Book Vote Winners!

    In the nonfiction category:

    1. Lady Killers by Tori Telfer (#1 Nonfiction vote-getter!)
    2. Accessory to War by Neil de Grasse Tyson and Avis Lang
    3. This is Your Brain on Parasites Kathleen McAuliffe


    1. Circe by Madeline Miller (#1 Vote-Getter, almost 90% of the vote!)
    2. The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
    3. Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
    4. 3-way tie for fourth place: Children of Blood and Bone (Tomi Adeyemi), Long Way Down (Jason Reynolds) and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Kiersten White)

    Look for the arrival of all the winners to the DCHS library in the coming weeks, and thanks to everyone who voted!

  • Recommend a Book for the DCHS 2018 Book Vote

    The 2018 DCHS Book Vote is underway! Take a look at the candidates below and stop by the library to peruse some of the candidates in the flesh. Choose among 5 fiction and 3 nonfiction candidates. Voting continues until the end of school on Thursday, October 25th! 

  • Explore the DCHS Library: Magazines

    Did you know that the DCHS library subscribes to a variety of magazines and that you can check them out? From faith publications like Catholic Digest and Liguorian to science-focused magazines like Science NewsDiscover, and Popular Science to sports like ESPN the Magazine, the DCHS library offers quite the range of publications for any interested reader!

  • Explore the DCHS Library!!

    Come in and see the amazing range of books that the DCHS library has to offer! Right now, we are showcasing 18 different categories of fiction and nonfiction literature from science to theology to engineering and sports and fiction! This is a great opportunity to find something that is the right fit for you!

  • New Books for the New School Year!

    Stop by the DCHS Library and peruse the new titles ready to be checked out! From books about animal psychology to how Google grew into a huge company to the heroics of women during the Vietnam War, the DCHS library has a range of books for a variety of readers!

  • Welcome to DCHS, Freshemen!

    To all incoming Freshmen, welcome to Delone Catholic! Be sure to visit the library and all the exciting things that will be going on throughout the year. Explore our stacks and find what you like to read about!

  • 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!


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Featured Literature: Technology and Innovation

New Year, new featured reading! As 2019 opens, humanity is creating a myriad of new technologies that will serve us through the century and beyond. The DCHS library has many books on technology, from cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence, to new forms of energy, and the future of space exploration. If you're looking for fiction, we've got loads of science fiction options, and if you're fascinated about how technology has developed over the years, we have books on the development of the internet, medical inventions and a range of medical technologies. Whatever your technological interests, come on down to the DCHS library, and we'll find the right book for you!

Saintly Reading December 2018

Saintly Reading is getting a new look! Instead of featuring a theological or ecumenical topic for a month, the DCHS library will feature a book worth reading along with a couple of related titles if students/readers  find the featured book interesting. Still saintly, but a little more focused!

The latest book to be featured in the library’s Saintly Reading series is Christ in the Margins, a collaboration between award winning artist Robert Lentz and best-selling author Edwina Gateley.  The book is a collection of icons and biographies of men and women who have all lived on the margins of society and have shown the face of Christ in unique ways.  The people chosen to be in this book cover a wide variety of vocations – some saints already canonized and others yet to be formally recognized by the church.  Each biography is accompanied by an icon depicting an important aspect of his/her life. For anyone interested in learning more about the art of writing icons, there are additional books in the library; namely, The Icon by Michel Quenot and Christ All Merciful by William Hart McNichols.

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DCHS Book Vote 2018 Fiction WINNERS

DCHS Book Vote 2018: Nonfiction WINNERS

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