Our Lady of Victory Catholic School
Reading provides the foundation for the language and literacy skills every child needs to flourish. The more contact children have with books and other library resources, the better readers and critical thinkers they become. The Catholic Church is well known for supporting the collection and circulation of quality reading material.
At OLVCS, students in Kindergarten-5th grades have an opportunity one class period per week to visit the school library. During this time, the librarian teaches students how to use library resources and uses read aloud experiences to expose students to quality grade-level reading material and to encourage students to read on their own.
During Library, students in grades K-5 may also check out books and other materials. Each month, the Library hosts Maker Week during which students engage in a variety of activites centered on technology, electrical circuitry, robotics, arts and crafts, and engineering. Students in grades 6-8 do not have a designated Library period. They may visit the school library during break times and/or during their Language Arts period (with permission from their teacher).
Each year, the OLVCS librarian facilitates the award winning OLVCS Reading Competition Team for students in grades 4-6. This competition is sponsored by the Central Intermediate Unit #10.
The Library also host the annual Scholastic Book Fair, in conjunction with Catholic Schools Week. Proceeds from the Fair are used to purchase items for the Library, as well as other OLVCS classrooms.
Note: Due to the COVID pandemic, Library will not be offered as a Special for SY 2020-2021. Grade-level library skills education and programming has been incorporated into the classroom-based curriculum.