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  • Blast from the Past: Graduation 1969!

    The graduation of the class of 2019 is here! As we prepare for this special celebration, here's a glimpse into the life of the Golden Jubilee graduates--the class of 1969--on the graduation day. Fantastic shots!

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  • Good News in Reading!

    Check out this story of a barbershop in Kutztown that encourages children to read. What a cool idea! 

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  • DCHS Library Books at the Movies

    The  movie adaptation of Nicola Yoon's 2nd novel, The Sun is Also a Star, is in theaters today, May 17th! Check out the book so you can read it before or after you see the movie!

    https://www.npr.org/2019/05/17/724074470/love-is-a-thing-that-everyone-wants-says-author-of-the-sun-is-also-a-star

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  • Blast from the Past!

    The DCHS Library will be including a new feature for the remainder of the school year: Blast from the Past! We will post photos of significant events from previous years as a reminder of the great legacy of students DCHS has had. Hope you enjoy!

    First up: Spring Concert! The DCHS Orchestra, Jazz Band and Chorus just wrapped their Spring Concert and tour. Check out these photos from 1995--recognize anyone?

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  • Happy National Poetry Month!

    If you're looking for some cool new poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month, check out The Slowdown, a poetry podcast hosted by the U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith! A fantastic way to get your poetry fix for April and beyond!

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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 Must be original, unpublished work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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Upcoming Events

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    DCHS Featured Reading: The Month of May

    May, the beautiful last month of school, is here! Did you know that May is the month of a lot of special causes, from Dental Care to Foster Care to National Egg Month? While the DCHS Library cannot feature ALL the special May celebrations, we will highlight a few of the important ones. 

    Interested in learning about the Blessed Mother and Mothers, we’ve got several wonderful books on Mary’s role in the Church and art, along with stories of fabulous and courageous mothers in literature.

    Need to brush up on your brain science? Peruse books on neurosurgery and concussions.

    Want to learn about the heroism and sacrifice of military servicemen and women? We’ve got many stories of honor from wars throughout American history.

    Finally, we have a range of books on the contributions of the fastest growing group in the U.S.: Asian Americans.

     Write yourself a note and visit the library at your earliest convenience. You’ll be so glad you did!

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Saintly Reading: Women in the Church

Saintly Reading’s focus for the next two months will be a most timely topic, Women in the Church.

Women were among Jesus’ earliest followers and were present at both his crucifixion and Resurrection.  Throughout the centuries, women have played a vital role in the growth and development of the Church.  Pope Francis, as the Catholic voice of the twenty-first century, has spoken often of the importance of women in the Church of today and has called for a more widespread and prominent presence of women in the Church.  

Delone has several offering on this intriguing topic.  Presenting a broad view of e feminine contributions to Church history and our feature book is Women and the Shaping of Catholicism edited  by Richard Miller.  For additional background on women’s contributions to the  beginnings of Christianity, a readable and fascinating book is The Forgotten Desert Mothers by Laura Swan.  A current issue in the Church is represented by Women Deacons, edited by Phyllis Zagano.  Any of these books will broaden your understanding of the great value of women in the Church.  Stop in Delone’s library and find these titles and many more!

Women in the Church: Featured Titles

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