Featured Content: Heroes
Need something inspirational or exciting to read? Come see the new Featured Content display on Heroes at the DCHS Library! We've got biographies, graphic novels, myths, and scholarly works!Library
New Books Have Arrived!
Be sure to stop by the library to get your hands on our new books. Many great reads!Library
Please come by if you are missing a pencil sharpener. Once you describe it, it's yours!Library
DCHS Recommended Reading
Megan Jones says: "Emmy & Oliver is a book with the perfect mix of drama and romance. The struggles that Oliver goes through are intense but the support and love that Emmy gives him truly show their love for each other."Library
DCHS Recommended Reading: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Sophia Gilbart says: Six of Crows is the kind of book you don't want to put down, with a lot of twists and turns, a really cool plot, and characters that you love to like--even if they are dangerous criminals.Library
DCHS Recommended Reading: Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Tara Noel says: "This book will make you feel grateful for the many things you have in life. But it will also show you the possibility of change in people's lives that will change them for better or for worse."
Jessica Xiao says: "Most people don't like their life and the things that they have. But for some people, they don't even have a chance to 'dislike'. This book tells you the world of a 'special' girl. All she wants is a normal life. You should never waste your life."Library
DCHS Recommended Reading: Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Brianna Spory Says: "This book is a part of a trilogy. It takes you on an emotional roller coaster, all while being put together in a way that feels real and relatable. The Slammed series combines poetry [with prose], which portrays the characters emotions within the book and gives them life. If you like romance, heartache, suspense, and life lessons, then this series is right for you.Library
DCHS Recommended Reading: The Giver by Lois Lowry
Anna Martz says: "I would definitely recommend 'The Giver' for its unique picture of what a painless, loveless world would look like and its story of a rebellion to find meaning and joy. It's a book that I will come back to again and again."Library
DCHS Recommended Reading: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
Briana Spory says: "This book encompasses both science and romance to create a very suspense-filled story. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys science fiction and action-filled titles."Library
DCHS Recommended Reading: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Tara Noel says: "I highly recommend this book. It was very interesting to read and provided a lot of action and adventure."Library
DCHS Recommended Reading: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Sister Jackie says: "This book is a great read! Malala is an ordinary teen who has had extraordinary experiences."Library
National History Day at the DCHS Library
Come see the DCHS National History Day projects in the Library! Students have made some great projects focusing on the theme of "Taking a Stand in History". Learn about the Battle of Little Bighorn, the Underground Railroad, the Vietnam War, as well as many other significant events in American history! Some students even created fantastic documentaries! The exhibit will be on display at the DCHS library through Tuesday, January 24th. You don't want to miss it!Library
DCHS Recommended Reading: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Sophia Gilbart says: "I would recommend 'Made You Up' for its many colorful characters as well as the fact that it keeps you guessing exactly what's real and what's not."Library
DCHS Recommended Reading: The Anatomical Shape of a Heart
Samantha Lowrie says: "Amazing, non-cliched romance. Artsy and so much fun. The ending is so awesome!"Library
DCHS Recommended Reading: Legend by Marie Lu
Erica says "This book was full of action, and the story of Day and June has lots of twists and turns!"Library
Check Out the New Arrivals Before You Leave for the Holidays!
The DCHS library just received a new shipment books! Take a peek before you leave for break. We've got great books about a dystopian world populated by genetically engineered creatures, about women and their groundbreaking contributions to science, about the most infamous prison riot, and about con men among others!Library
Attention Residents of York County!
Did you know that libraries offer much more than books? They provide many great resources and programs for people of all ages. In fact, Guthrie Memorial hosts a video game club, chess competitions, and a Dungeons and Dragons meetup. Be sure to check these groups out! For more information, go to the York County Libraries events calendar at http://yorklibraries.evanced.info/signup/Calendar.Library
Spoken Word Performance Events
Did you know that Midown Scholar Books in Harrisburg hosts weekly spoken word performance event from 7-9pm on most Fridays? It's a great opportunity to hear what local writers and poets are working on, and perhaps read your own work! For more on Midtown Scholar Books' events, go to http://www.midtownscholar.com/?page=shop/disp&pid=page_EventCalendar. Regardless of whether you read in public, keep writing!Library
Recommend Books in the DCHS Library Collection
Have you read a book from the DCHS library collection that you can't wait for a friend or classmate to read? If so, fill out one of our recommendation cards! It's easy: write your name at the top and a sentence or two about why you loved the book. Help the library spread good reading!Library
DCHS Library Book Vote Winners Are In!
The DCHS library has just received the shipment of the DCHS Library Book Vote winners! Swing by the library to check them out! (11/16/16)Library
Featured Content: Heroes
This display showcases great reads of contemporary, flesh-and-bone heroes alongside some of the mythic heroes from classical history.Library
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Saintly Reading: Books to Bring You Closer to Sainthood
Round two of "Saintly Reading" focuses on prayers and ideas to reflect on during Lent, rather than focusing on one particular saint. This library display will feature a saint or theological topic of the month along with the books in the library's collection examining the saint or topic. In this collection, we have a collection of daily prayers for teens, reflections on the meaningfulness and inspiration of the saints for a Jesuit priest, stories of tremendous compassion and courage including providing opportunities of new life for gang members in Los Angeles, among other things. Check out any of the DCHS library's books to help you prepare for the coming Easter Season!
1. Tattoos on the Heart by Fr. Gregory Boyle
2. My Life with the Saints by James Martin, SJ
3. To Save a Thousand Souls: A Guide fo Discerning a Vocation to Diocesan Priesthood by Fr. Brett A. Brannen
4. Small Miracles: Heartwarming Gifts of Extraordinary Coincidences by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal
5. Small Miracles of Love & Friendship: Remarkable Coincidences of Warmth and Devotion by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal
6. A Teenager's Daily Prayer Book ed. by Crystal Kirgiss and Christopher Lyon
7. The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
8. Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom
9. Champions of Faith: Catholic Sports Heroes Tell Their Stories by Thomas O'Toole
10. She Said...He Said... Teens Speak Out on Life and Faith ed. by Laurie Delgatto
11. Practice Makes Catholic: Moving from a Learned Faith to a Lived Faith by Joe Paprocki
Saintly Reading: Lent
Featured Content: Graphic Novel & Myth
Featured Content: Recommended Reading at the DCHS Library
Whether they are mythological, flesh-and-blood, literary, or historical, we all need heroes. This collection of heroic figures ranges from real-life contemporary figures to saints to Civil Rights activists--those who have sacrificed their lives for others and those who continue to struggle for people today. Not your thing? Check out the mythological heroes from centuries past or the literary ones from great American writers!
Featured Content: Real-Life Stories
DCHS Book Vote: Fiction Winners!
DCHS Book Vote: Nonfiction Winners!
Library Usage Policy
Students are encouraged to use the Library before and after school and during study periods. A pass from a subject teacher is required to come to the library, to use the library computers and to access the Internet during the school day.
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