Welcome to the Holy Trinity Library!
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 the librarian 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 Catalog. There is no need to login, just click on the ‘Holy Trinity School’ link, then look for the catalog tab.
Our Current Upper School Challenge:
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, Bookflix , Tumblebooks 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.
Cyber School Resources:
- Brainpop and BrainPOP Jr. (free access during school closures)
- Wide Open School (powered by Common Sense Media)
- Common Sense Media Tips
- Crash Course (primarily for Upper School students – videos on a huge range of topics)
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- Ted Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing (primarily for Upper School students)
- Mo Willems Lunch Doodles (via the Kennedy Center)
- WJLA- ABC-Outside the Classroom (M-F @ 9:00 am)
- 100 Screen Free Things to do with Kids
- 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:
- Museum Resources for Distance Learning
- Virtual Tours of National Parks
- Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – The Black Photographers Annual
Reading and Writing:
- Librarian’s @htslibrary Instagram page
- The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Virtual Activities
- Audible (offering free books to download)
- Pull out your Library card + download books to read! (Email the librarian if you don’t know your library card number)
- Bookflix (Picture books accessible with a library card)
- Tumblebooks (Picture books accessible with a library card)
- Trueflix (Picture books accessible with a library card)
- Kanopy Kids (Picture books and movies for younger and older kids accessible with a library card)
- Just for Kids Access Video (Picture books, Learning help, and TV shows for younger and older kids)
- Audible Stories for kids (free audiobooks)
- Storyline Online (free literacy program where actors read to children)
- Word Games from Merriam-Webster
- New York Times Learning Network
- Newsela (contact Beth Hoffmann or your classroom teacher if you need help with login information)
- Zinn Education Project – People’s History Project for Elementary and Middle School
- Libby App (E-books and Audiobooks)
- Story Time from Space
- Just for Kids videos from the DC Public Library
- Sporcle: Name the Countries of the World
- Yoga for kids
- Make a fort to read in.
- Go Noodle at home
- Cooking with Kids from the Food Network
- Hogwarts Escape Room:
- Dogman Escape Room with guest star Pete the Cat
- A bunch of escape games, more like stand-alone ‘get out of a trap’ scenario:
- Digital Escape Rooms, plus step by step to making your own: