Library

Welcome to the Holy Trinity Library!

Mary Beth Morell – mbmorell@htsdc.org

Though the library may be closed at the moment, we’re happy to work with you to get books into the hands of our HTS readers!

We’ll start a regular rotation of library check outs the week of October 12th.  Until then, if your child would like to check out a book, each out to Mrs. Morell directly using the Email above.

We have nearly 10,000 books in our collection, and you are welcome to search for your favorite titles using this link to our Library CatalogThere is no need to login, just click on the ‘Holy Trinity School’ link, then look for the catalog tab.

 

Digital Reading Resources

While I love physical books, I’d also like to highlight a few resources for accessing books on screens – anything to keep our kids reading!  For chapter books, The Libby App available through the DC Public Library allows kids to check out books on their mobile device.  Our returning US students should have a DC Public Library card (send me an email if you don’t know the number), or it’s easy to apply for a card online (even if you live in Maryland or Virginia). For picture books, BookflixTumblebooks and Trueflix are available with a DC Public Library card, and Epic Books is a free resource that provides hundreds of wonderful online options, without a library card.

Summer Reading Lists 2020

We do not have any specific reading requirements or assignments this summer.  Having said that, we think it’s important for kids to be reading at least 20-30 minutes every day.  Research indicates this helps maintain reading fluency and prevent the dreaded “summer slide.” Summer vacation is a time for kids to have the opportunity to read widely – really, whatever they enjoy.  We have created summer reading lists for each grade level that have dozens of suggestions across a wide range of topics:

Rising Pre-K and K Summer Reading 2020

1st and 2nd Grade Summer Reading 2020 and Summer Enrichment for Rising 1st Graders

Summer Reading for Rising 3rd and 4th Graders 2020

Summer Reading List – 5th and 6th Grades 2020

Summer Reading List – 7th and 8th Grades 2020

 

Cyber School Resources:

General:

Typing/Keyboarding:

  • Typing Club (all students in grades 3-8 have accounts.  Login using your HTS Google account.) Be sure to use proper finger placement!  Reach out to your tech teachers for additional information.

Virtual Field Trips:

Reading and Writing:

Technology/Online Literacy:

Other fun:

Favorite links: