Library/Media Center

Welcome to Library with Mrs. Coyle

The All Saints Catholic Library is an interactive learning environment geared to ignite hands-on activities, technology literacies and encourage students to develop a lifelong interest in reading. The library has evolved into a “dynamic” space always ready to move and change to support multiple strategies for academic success. 

The Battle of the Books is a reading enrichment after school program open to 5th and 6th-grade students in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Arlington.  The All Saints book club meets in the library routinely throughout the year to talk in-depth about a specific book list.  An assigned book is discussed in detail each meeting and two books are reviewed monthly. There are 16 books on this year’s list representing different genres of literature. This past May interested students participated in two virtual book club meetings and discussed the classic novel “Five Children and It” by: Edith Nesbit.   This might be the new norm in the fall to shift to a few virtual book club meetings and invite other avid readers to join the group.  We will start off the fall discussing “Nine, Ten: A September 11th Story” by: Nora Raleigh Baskin.

The Battle of the Books program is challenging and fun for students who enjoy reading books and competitions. Please contact Mrs. Coyle for additional information about the Battle of the Books.

2020-2021 BATTLE OF THE BOOKS TITLE LIST

 

ADVENTURE

Page & Company: The Bookwanderers #1                  By: Anna James

Song for a Whale                                                           By: Lynne Kelly

 

CLA

The Bridge Home                                                                 By: Padma Venkatraman

 

CLASSIC

Door in the Wall                                                                   By: Marguerite de Angeli

Five Children and It                                                             By: Edith Nesbit

 

FANTASY/ SCI-FI

The Beetle Boy                                                                   By: M.J. Leonard

We’re Not From Here                                                       By: Geoff Rodkey

 

Historical Fiction

Lifeboat 12                                                                          By: Susan Hood

Queen of the Sea                                                                By: Dylan Meconis

 

MYSTERY

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans #1     By: Russell Ginns

Wollstonecraft Detective Agency: The Case of the     By: Jordan Stratford

Missing Stone #1

 

NONFICTION

The Fabled Life of Aesop                                                   By: Ian Lendler

Marching For Freedom: Walk Together,                       By: Elizabeth Partridge

Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio                                    By: Peg Kehret

 

REALISTIC FICTION

Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story                         By: Nora Raleigh Baskin

Pay Attention Carter Jones                                   By: Gary D. Schmidt

 

 

 

 

 

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Book Chatter Podcasts


Book Chatter
is a podcast produced by the All Saints Library/Media Center featuring student reviews of books in our library.

Visit our latest Book Chatter feature now!


All Saints Destiny Quest /Follett App

Destiny Quest - Library CatalogEven when school is out, students can continue to search for resources . The All Saints school community can remotely access the school library collection 24/7.

Follett - Library ResourceDestiny Discover offers All Saints students a collection of  Ebook titles.  Students can access these Ebooks on any internet-enabled device (phone, iPad, PC).  Access allows students to “browse” the books online for up to 15 minutes (without checking out), or you can check out your book just as you would any print format book.  The Ebook will automatically be returned in 14 days.  Checking the book out ensures that you can access the book online at anytime, or you can download it for reading later in Follett’s offline reader.

All Saints Destiny Library Online Catalog

Students 5th through 8th grade have Ebook accounts. Also, check out this video for DESTINY QUEST!


Checkout Procedures
Check Out the new books added to the collection. Students are very excited about getting their books, but in order for them to check out another book they must remember to bring back their library books by the due date. All grades can check out additional books for assignments!

K-2nd 1 Book –Due back in 1 Week

3rd – 8th 2 Books – Due back in 2 Weeks


Accelerated Reader Program

The Accelerated Reader Program is a computerized reading enrichment program. Students have the option to read a book and then take a computer quiz that is given in a multiple-choice format to assist in developing comprehension skills.  Students will have remote access to take AR quizzes from their homes until August 7th.

For further details, please see our Accelerated Reader Program information page.

 

 

 

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