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!Library
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!Library
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!Library
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!Library
The DCHS Library Houses Some Great Books!
Blood in the Water by Heather Ann Thompson, a book on the DCHS library shelves, just won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for best history book! Come on down to the library to get your hands on a copy .Library
National Library Week
All this week is National Library Week! Libraries are incredibly valuable community resources. Show your love for your libraries by stopping by the DCHS or your local one!Library
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
Featured Content: Journeys
Human existence is a journey. From the first days that humans migrated out of eastern Africa to the far reaches of the Earth, we have been a species on the move. While some people travel for the sake of covering miles, many people move in search of a better life. This essential human truth has fostered many great works of fiction as well as memoirs and analyses. Stop by the library and pick up any of the fantastic titles in our journeys spotlight!Library
Saintly Reading: Women Religious and Their Contributions to the Church
The final "Saintly Reading" collection for the 2016-17 school year celebrates the contributions so many Women Religious have made to the Church throughout its history as well as their continuing devotion to Christ. In this collection, you can find histories of how nuns shaped the United States and the Church around the world, the story of a nun who gave her life for others in the Nazi Death Camp of Aushwitz, and the fight an American nun has waged to end the death penality in the United States. Check out any of the DCHS library's books to give you some relief from the pressures of exams!Library
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Saintly Reading: Books to Bring You Closer to Sainthood
The final "Saintly Reading" collection for the 2016-17 school year celebrates the contributions so many Women Religious have made to the Church throughout its history as well as their continuing devotion to Christ. In this collection, you can find histories of how nuns shaped the United States and the Church around the world, the story of a nun who gave her life for others in the Nazi Death Camp of Aushwitz, and the fight an American nun has waged to end the death penality in the United States. Check out any of the DCHS library's books to give you some relief from the pressures of exams!
1. Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles by Raymond Arroyo
2. Spirited Lives: How Nuns Shaped Catholic Culture and American Life, 1836-1920 by Carol K. Coburn and Marth Smith
3. Katharine Drexel: A Biography by Sister Consuela Marie Duffy, S.B.S.
4. Sisters: Catholic Nuns and the Making of America by John J. Fialka
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. Dead Man Walking by Sister Helen Prejean
7. Women in Church History: 20 Stories for 20 Centuries by Joanne Turpin
8. Our Beloved Union: A History of the Sisters of Mercy of the Union Ed. by Mary Regina Werntz, RSM
Saintly Reading: Women Religious and Their Contributions to the Church
Featured Content: Great Journeys
Featured Content: Recommended Reading at the DCHS Library
Great Journeys and Journey-Takers
Human existence is a journey. From the first days that humans migrated out of eastern Africa to the far reaches of the Earth, we have been a species on the move. While some people travel for the sake of covering miles, many people move in search of a better life. This essential human truth has fostered many great works of fiction as well as memoirs and analyses. Stop by the library and pick up any of the fantastic titles in our journeys spotlight!
Featured Content: Great Journey-Takers
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