Mrs. Colleen Simmons, 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 Book Worm Fair. We are so excited to be able to bring even more books to our students!
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!
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.
Library Catalog & Programs
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.Go to link
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.Go to link
Subscriptions & Resources for Students
Build a love of learning with paired fiction and nonfiction books. Designed for grades PreK to 3.
State history, people, places, and events for elementary and middle school students.
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!
Handy online style guide from the Purdue Online Writing Lab.
The Free Automatic Bibliography and Citation Maker.
Summer Reading List
Gale Learning Resources