Library News

  • 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."

  • Got a Book to Recommend to the DCHS Library?

    Your input matters! Many great books have come into the library through student suggestions and enthusiasm. Some of the books that made their way into the library because of student suggestion were Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard, and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Come in and chat about your favorite book and see if it can make it to the DCHS library shelves!

  • Charles Delone's Books are in the House!

    Stop by the library to see the private book collection of DCHS' original benefactor--Charles Delone! This collection comes from the American Statesmen series published in 1885 that examines the lives of some of America's most important figures, from Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Jackson. Unfortunately, you can't sign them out, but you can peruse one of them next time you're in the library!

  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome back, students of DCHS! We hope to see you in the library soon and often. Stop by and chat with your friendly librarians to see what events and activities are going on. Also, don't miss out on new titles!

  • Before You See the Movie, Read the Book!

    By now, many of you have probably seen the trailer for the highly-anticipated film Everything, Everything. Did you know that it is based on the book by Nicola Yoon? (Well, it is.) Before you see the movie, read the book. It's in the fiction section of the DCHS library right now!

  • New Featured Content: Journeys and Journey-Makers

    The travels explorers, adventurers, and heroes have captured our imaginations for hundreds of years--and for good reason. We love a good story, whether fictional or historical, about someones travels. And while we glorify the exploits of the voluntarily brave, we cannot forget those people who must leave their homes in search of a better safer life for themselves and their families. Come explore the titles in our Journeys collection!

  • Another Book in the DCHS Library Made into a Movie: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    The compelling story of Henrietta Lacks, whose immortal cell line has contributed to so many important scientific studies, and her family's reconnection with her life and legacy decades after she passed away. Starring Oprah!

  • Excited about the movie? Read the book first!

    You may have heard that The Lost City of Z has been made into a movie and will hit theaters on Friday. Why experience the characters and journey in an abbreviated form? Pick up the book at the DCHS library today!


Upcoming Events

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    Saintly Reading: Martyrs

    This months Saintly Reading: learn about Catholic martyrs throughout the centuries!

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving from the DCHS Library! Take some time to be thankful and be sure to catch up on your reading while you have time!

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DCHS Book Vote Winners: Fiction

DCHS Library Book Vote Winners: Nonfiction

Saintly Reading: Books to Bring You Closer to Sainthood

A martyr, simply put, is a person whose love for God is greater than his/her love of life. 
Sacrificing one’s life for others takes many forms: service of one’s brothers and sisters in a disaster (Father Michal Judge); victims of the Holocaust (St. Edith Stein, Father Alfred Delp and St. Maximilian Kolbe); refusal to do a king’s bidding that was against Church law (St.Thomas More); capture and execution by the enemy (St. Joan of Arc).  Their stories are different, but their willingness to give their all to God for others remains the same.  Reading a biography of a martyr reminds us that in every age there are courageous souls who show us how to live our faith. 

-Synopsis Courtesy Sr. Jackie Staub


  1. The Life of Thomas More by Peter Ackroyd
  2. Advent of the Heart: Seasonal Sermons and Prison Writings of Alfred Delp, Priest and Martyr, 1941-1944 translated by Abtei St. Walburg
  3. Father Mychal Judge: An Authentic American Hero by Michael Ford
  4. Joan of Arc by Mary Gordon
  5. Edith Stein: The Untold Story of the Philosopher and Mystic who Lost her Life in the Death Camps of Auschwitz by Waltraud Herbstrith
  6.  Kolbe: Saint of the Immaculata edited by Bro. Francis M. Kalvelage, FI
  7. The Catholic Martyrs of the Twentieth Century: A Comprehensive World History by Robert Royal
  8. Ita Ford: Missionary Martyr by Phylllis Zagano


Saintly Reading: The Blessed Mother

Featured Content: Books by Authors Connected to DCHS

Featured Content: Recommended Reading at the DCHS Library

Authors from Delone Catholic

Did you know that graduates and former teachers from DCHS have built their own successful literary and academic careers? Several have, and the DCHS library is lucky to house many of their books in its collection! To learn more about the individual authors, scroll through the author pictures and bios on the right, and to learn more about the individual books on display, scroll through the cover pictures and summaries on the left.

Books On Display

By Margaret S. Baker, '89: Jacob Finn and the Ghost of Willow Mansion

By Georgia Anne Butler, '73: Of the Wing

By Richard M. Restak, M.D., '59: The Mind

By Diane Larkin Sauers, '74: Between the Space of Grace and Gray  & My Letter to the World

By Karen Rose Smith, former DCHS English teacher: The BraceletDeadly DecorGilt by Association, Her Sister, Staged to Death, & Wanted: A Real Family

By Nate Van Coops, '98: The Chronothon & In Times Like These



Featured Content: Authors Connected to DCHS

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