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  • 1st Annual DCHS Library Creative Writing Contest

    Attention all writers! Would you like to earn a bit of fame and money? Submit your work to the Insquire Spring issue by April 15th--either fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction--and be automatically eligible for the 1st Annual DCHS Library Creative Writing Contest! Top three winners will receive gift cards ($50 first prize!), and their work will be archived in the DCHS library. You can either submit the work to Mrs. Girroir and the Insquire staff or to Mr. Fournie in the library. s. Get writing and good luck!

    Submission Guidelines:

    1. Must be original, unpublished work
    2. Can be fiction, poetry (1-3 poems), or creative nonfiction
    3. No length requirement, but the submission must be a complete, standalone piece of writing
    4. Name of writer and title of work should be on a one-sided cover page. Title should appear in the header of each submitted page. The author’s name should appear nowhere on the manuscript

    Submit by April 15th.

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  • Failed Romance

    Thanks to the NHS for putting on another great "Blind Date with a Book". While some books did find their match, other blind dates didn't get chosen. If you're interested in reading a worthy partner, come down to the library and pick one out!

     

    Butter by Erin Jade Lange

    The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lews

    The More than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  by Douglas Adams

    Never Caught: The Washington's Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

    The Plague by Albert Camus

    Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

    Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

    You're an Animal, Viskovitz! by Alessandro Boffa

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  • 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!

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  • 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

    Fiction:

    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!

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  • 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! 

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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!

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Upcoming Events

  • DCHS Creative Writing Contest

    Attention all writers! Would you like to earn a bit of fame and money? Submit your work to the Insquire Spring issue by April 15th--either fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction--and be automatically eligible for the 1st Annual DCHS Library Creative Writing Contest! Top three winners will receive gift cards ($50 first prize!), and their work will be archived in the DCHS library. You can either submit the work to Mrs. Girroir and the Insquire staff or to Mr. Fournie in the library.

    Submission Guidelines:

    1. Must be original, unpublished work
    2. Can be fiction, poetry (1-3 poems), or creative nonfiction
    3. No length requirement, but the submission must be a complete, standalone piece of writing
    4. Name of writer and title of work should be on a one-sided cover page. Title should appear in the header of each submitted page. The author’s name should appear nowhere on the manuscript

    Submit by April 15th.

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Saintly Reading January-February 2019

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!

In the Catholic Church, there are many different religious orders of men and women.  One of the oldest and best known of these communities is the Dominicans. Early in the thirteenth century, St. Dominic founded monasteries for both men and women and called these generous souls to a life of service to God and his people. Dominic called his religious community for men the Order of Preachers and their main thrust was traveling throughout Europe to preach the good news of the Gospel to all -  rich and poor alike.  Early in the twenty-first century, men and women are still following in the footsteps of St. Dominic – a recent graduate of Delone is currently studying to become a Dominican friar.  Though not a Dominican, another Central Catholic High School graduate, Rev. Paul Aumen, lived a life of service to God and his people primarily in Guatemala.  St. Dominic’s message of love of God and neighbor is as old as the Church and as current as Pope Francis.

If the mission of these men and women interest you, take a look at St. Dominic: The Story of a Preaching Friar. And for further reading, try The Dominican Tradition by Thomas C. McGonigle and Phyllis Zagano  and Springtime in Guatemala by Paul Aumen. Hopefully any one of these reads will bring you closer to God!

 

     St. Dominic, who died in 1221, took to heart Jesus' charge to make disciples of all nations. He founded a religious community, the Order of Preachers, which differed from most orders of his day. Dominic trained preachers who traveled anywhere and everywhere to spread the Gospel.  The Dominicans continue to flourish today. The Dominican Tradition, the first in a spirituality anthology series, provides readers a window into Dominican spirituality. You will learn the core values that shape their way of life. Mostly, you will come to realize that the spiritual legacy established by Dominic is as vibrant today as it was centuries ago. 

Saintly Reading: St. Dominic: The Story of a Preaching Friar

DCHS Book Vote 2018 Fiction WINNERS

DCHS Book Vote 2018: Nonfiction WINNERS

Library Services at Delone Catholic

Mission
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.

Philosophy
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