Library

Last Updated: 4/2/2020 7:47 PM

 

Welcome to our WWCS Library! 

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Contact Mrs. Guest at aguest@thewwcs.com 

Join the Birthday Book Club - CLICK HERE

Library Use forms Grades K-2 - CLICK HERE 

Library Use forms Grades 3-8 - CLICK HERE 

How to use OPAC - CLICK HERE 

 

READING CHALLENGES 

Mrs. Guest loves to host reading challenges while the students are away, and she is always blown away by the level of participation. Click on the appropriate link below to print the current reading challenge. Did you read a book from our library that you LOVED and want to leave a review? You can do that by logging into OPAC, searching for the book, then click on “Write a Review” **Note: Publication of reviews will be approved by Mrs. Guest**

COVID-19 Challenges:

K-2

3rd

4th-8th

2020 Spring Break Challenges:

K-5

5-8

 

Online Catalogs:

OPAC - Walla Walla Catholic School’s online, searchable catalog. Students can use their login
    to reserve books. 

Walla Walla Public Library - Free to city residents, (County residents can have their fee reimbursed at the Rural Library). With a WWPL card you also gain access to their OverDrive catalog with thousands of eBooks and audiobooks available on a computer or mobile device.

Walla Walla County Rural Library

 

Research Links:

Our WWCS has paid subscriptions to research sites. Please email Mrs. Guest or your teacher for the login information.

WorldBook Online 

Culture Grams 

Catholic Research Resources Alliance - this is a comprehensive list of Catholic Research sites compiled by Catholic Resource - no login required

National Emergency Library - Internet Archive has released digital copies of sources to students during the COVID-19 crisis. Users will need to create a login, but once that is done items can be “borrowed”

 

Audio Books:

Stories Podcast - Stories Podcast is a weekly free podcast delivering family-friendly stories read aloud.

WeAreTeachers Storytime - stories read aloud by their authors

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIhseSrDronKep4jLwinXQ9qeQUzb5wtb

https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/?utm_source=WAT_MDR&utm_medium=Enews&utm_campaign=WAT_CVEnews03142020  

Graphic Novel Read-Alongs - Toon-books publisher offering a selection of their graphic novels read aloud

Pauline Sisters storytime - these are the sisters that host our JClub Book Fair

FREE Audio Books from Audible - available as long as schools are closed!! YES, listening to audiobooks counts as reading!  

Awnie’s House - The youtube channel of an educator who has received special permission to read books and post them online.

 

Free eBooks:

Adobo - Digital Library of their works

12 Story Library: Digital Library of their works

 

Mrs. Guest’s GO-TO Book Lists and Review Sites:

Read-Aloud-Revival - RAR is a blog with a weekly podcast designed to encourage families to read. Their site is full of book lists and suggestions. There is even a book suggestion generator! This podcast gives a great explanation as to why WWCS has their Young Adult (YA) age set for 7th grade and up: https://readaloudrevival.com/132/

 

WA Library Association Book Awards - There are FOUR award categories each year with links to each list on their main page (above link) or hyperlinked below

 

Common Sense Media - a wonderful resource if you are not sure if the book your student is reading is appropriate. Books (and movies, and music, and games) are reviewed by kids and parents. They offer age suggestions, ratings for postive message, positive role models, violence, sex, language, consumerism, and drinking/drugs/smoking.

 

Redeemed Reader - another wonderful source for book reviews - thes are from a Christian perspective and give reasoning for their ratings. 

 

WWCS Book Clubs - Our book clubs meet during lunch and recess one day a week to discuss the books they are reading as a group. Mrs. Guest works with the students to choose their books. Once they have finished a book, they celebrate by having pizza! All of these books are available in our school library. **Note (YA) denotes a Young Adult title, and those can only be checked out by students in grades 7+**

 

5th & 6th Grade - Currently reading “St. John the Baptist: A Voice Crying Out in the Desert” by Ezekiel Saucedo

Other titles read this year: 

 

7th & 8th Grade - Currently reading “A Corner of the Universe” by Ann M. Martin

Other titles read this year: