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Library

Mrs. Amanda Duffy, Librarian


Our Holy Cross Academy library is an inviting space where children and adults come to read, learn and study. Our primary goal is to promote a love of reading and help our students to discover the world that books can open up for them. Our librarian and all our teachers promote the wonder of books and guide our students to become lifelong readers. 

We are working hard to keep kids reading and raise critical funds for our school with our spring Scholastic Book Fair. We are so excited to be able to offer students a sense of normalcy and joy after they’ve missed so much this year. 

 

Our Fair will connect your kids to notable books and inspiring characters — helping them become lifelong readers.
And all purchases will directly support our school!

Important information for our Fair, held in the HCA library on May 24th-28th 

(8:00 am-1:30pm)

 

Safety First: The safety and well-being of your child is our priority. We’re taking extra precautions to host a safe, socially distanced Fair at our school, focusing on preventive measures. Learn more at bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/articles/safety
 

  • Contactless Checkout: With Book Fair eWallet, a convenient digital payment account, your child can shop the Fair cash-free. And now grandparents, friends, and others can contribute to the eWallet to help build your home library!
     

  • Shop Online: Experience the Book Fair fun by visiting our Book Fair online! You can shop over 6,000 products — and all orders ship direct to your home (with free shipping on book-only orders over $25*)!
    All purchases made during the Fair will bring our school 25% in rewards. 

 

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping. Our link goes “live” on May 16th and profits will go to Holy Cross Academy Until May 29th.
 

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/holycrossacademy3

 

We look forward to seeing your child at the Fair! Thank you for continuing to support our school. 

Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

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Library Catalog & Programs
Online Library Catalog
Online Library Catalog

Students may search the school library collection by author, title, subject, series, or keyword. Items will be designated as “available” or “unavailable." At this time, holds cannot be placed but by clicking on “add to this list” you will create a printable list of items to check out that the student can bring in to the library.

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Battle of the Books current list
Battle of the Books current list

This is a diocesan-wide competition for interested 6th grade students. Students read from a list of 16 books in a variety of genres. Five students and two alternates will be chosen to compete in a Jeopardy-style competition in May. Beginning each September, students will meet one day a week during lunch to discuss the books they have read and to prepare for the competition.

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Scholastic Book Fair May 24-28, 2021 8am-1:30pm

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Subscriptions & Resources for Students
TrueFlix
TrueFlix
BookFLIX
BookFLIX

Build a love of learning with paired fiction and nonfiction books. Designed for grades PreK to 3.

America the Beautiful Database
America the Beautiful Database

State history, people, places, and events for elementary and middle school students.

Kids LibraryPoint Link
Kids LibraryPoint Link

This links to the kid’s page in the Central Rappahannock Regional Library System. Click here to search the online catalog, get book recommendations, live homework help, website for kids, and more!

MLA Citation Style Guide
MLA Citation Style Guide

Handy online style guide from the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

EasyBib.com
EasyBib.com

The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker.

Summer Reading List
Summer Reading List

Summer Reading List

Gale Learning Resources
Gale Learning Resources

Gale Learning Resources

Student Book Reviews
Student Book Reviews

Congratulations to the 2019 Battle of the Books Participants!

HCA participated in the Battle of the Books!   Our students did a wonderful job in battling for the championship title.   

Overall placement among 26 teams:

Lightning Round  27 (30 possible points) which gave us 2nd place

Verbal Round 86 (96 possible points) which gave us 5th place

Written Round 4 (15 possible points) which put us...well...almost last

Overall we placed 8th with a total of 117 points!  

Yay HCA!!  We are super proud of our students!

Check out the Battle of the Books list for next year and join us as

we dive into some great titles! 

Battle of the Books Title List for 2019-2020

Summer Reading

Dive into a good book or two this summer!  Below is our Reading List  for Summer 2020 and the Reading Log!  Don't forget to bring in your log on the first day of school!

HCA Reading List
HCA Reading Log