The LCA Library has a rich collection of educational material for all students at LCA. This collection includes various books and textbooks for academic and spiritual growth. It also includes an extensive compilation of audiovisual materials such as videotapes, DVDs, and CDs. Students and faculty are welcome to visit the library at any time during school hours to do research, check out library materials, use the computers, or find a quiet corner to read for pleasure.
The Upper School library (serving middle and high school students) is open both lunch periods and during the following hours:
|Monday||7:40 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Tuesday||7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Thursday||7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
|Friday||7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
The Elementary library (serving students in grades K-5) is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. each school day.
Both libraries are closed during school holidays, breaks, and weekends.
Students may take AR tests in their homeroom, English class, or the library.
Kindergarten students may check out 1 book which remains in their classroom.
1st grade students have a 1 book checkout limit.
2nd-5th grade students have a 2 book checkout limit.
6th-12th grade students have a 4 book checkout limit.
Books are due after two weeks. Books that are past their due date receive a 10 cents a day fine until renewed or returned. Books have a renewal limit of 3 times. Overdue fines are not charged over weekends, school holidays/breaks, or if school is cancelled.
Students may use the LCA Library printer to make black and white copies. Color printing is not avaliable. Copies are 10 cents a page. Students may charge printing to their library account or pay by cash or check at the time of printing. Printing fees must be Paud by the end of the school year.
LIBRARY SUMMER HOURS
|Tuesdays (6/20-8/8)||9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.|
|Thursdays (6/22-8/10)||4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.|
OPTIONAL SUMMER READING PROGRAM K-12
We are excited to announce our summer reading program at LCA! Summer reading is a great way to strengthen comprehension and keep reading skills sharp. Elementary students will participate in READO, a summer reading version of BINGO, where students will read a variety of genres and earn exciting incentives. Middle and high school students will have summer AR goals where they can earn extra credit on their 1stquarter English grade.
The LCA Library will be open this summer for students to check out books and take AR tests. The LCA librarians will be available to suggest titles, or help finding authors or award winning books.
For more information, including summer library dates and hours, click on your student’s grade below:
CONNECTING TO THE LCA LIBRARY CATALOG
To search LCA Library’s collection of books, please go to lcalibrary.liberty.edu
CONNECTING TO LCA RESEARCH DATABASES
Through the LCA library, several databases are available for student and teacher use:
5) SIRS Discoverer (1st-8th grades; particularly Arts, History, Math, Science, Sports, Health, Language Arts, People, Social Studies, and Technology)
Some of these links request you to supply a user name and password. Please see your librarian for access information.
CONNECTING TO LCA TUMBLEBOOKS
Liberty Christian Academy has a subscription to TumbleBook Premium and TumbleBook Cloud that is unlimited, and it’s FREE for you to use from home. Both are a great way to encourage tech-savvy kids to enjoy reading! We hope that you will get the chance to check out the collections with your child. You can use your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. All you need is an internet connection. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button.
TumbleBook Premium is an online collection of eBooks for younger children. There are over 250 animated, talking picture books, Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, quizzes, and exciting games and puzzles!
TumbleBook Cloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for middle school and high school students including graphic novels, enhanced novels, eBooks, classic literature, audiobooks, and National Geographic videos. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.
TumbleBook Premium (Elementary)
TumbleBook Cloud (Middle School/High School)
BOX TOPS FOR LIBRARY
The LCA Library will be collecting Box Tops throughout the year. Please save those Box Tops! 100% of the money collected through the Box Tops program will be used to purchase new library books and fund reading incentives. For more information please click on the link below.
LIBRARY SELECTION POLICY
LCA screens and selects educational materials to be consistent with the school’s philosophy. Materials with objectionable content are edited or withdrawn as the case requires. To read more about LCA's selection policy see below.
LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA RESOURCES
Please take advantage of these FREE resources that the Library of Virginia has made available to all Virginia citizens!
LCA CHALLENGE MATERIAL FORM
LCA welcomes parental or student input at any time. Any parent or student may challenge a publication in the library by using the “challenge” form. (Final determination will be made by the administration.)
Parents who object to reading content in a specific classroom assignment should contact the classroom teacher to share their concerns.
LIBRARY ACCELERATED READER RESOURCES
AR Bookfinder - This is an educational tool that matches students to their reading level.
Preferred Reading List- This list allows 6th-12th grade students to earn extra credit in English class.
Guide to Accelerated Reader – This provides basic information about the Accelerated Reader program.
Renaissance Home Connect Instructions - Monitor your student's AR Progress through Renaissance Home Connect.
LCA AR Handbook- This document provides a summary of how the Accelerated Reader program is used at Liberty Christian Academy.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact:
Tricia Koons - Director of Library Services
Office Phone - (434) 832-2042