Welcome to the Holy Trinity Library!
Library Mission Statement:
Our Library seeks to put books in the hands of our students that will foster a love and joy of reading with two main goals: Helping students make sense of their own experience (mirror books), and Exposing them to experiences and perspectives that might not be the same as their own (window books). Libraries all over the world have an important responsibility to paint an accurate and inclusive picture of our world. HTS students are called to be ‘people for others’. We are very blessed to have books that represent cultures and religions from around the world, and marginalized communities that still deal with adversity to this day. As a library for others, it is our mission to make sure that all are welcome, all are loved, and all feel safe in this place.
Summer Reading Picture book list 2023
Early Chapter Books and Series 2023
Rising 3rd and 4th Grade Summer Reading 2023
Rising 5th and 6th Grade Summer Reading 2023
Rising 7th and 8th Grade Summer Reading 2023
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.
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.
- 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:
- Search for books in our Library Catalog
- Research at HTS: Britannica School (Use the login number: 21172097034450)
- Conduct online research using DC Public Library databases
- Practice your typing using Typing Club
- And follow us on Instagram to follow what we’re reading and recommending.