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 (6/5-7/31)||9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.|
|Thursdays (6/7-8/2)||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 Reading Plus 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. 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:
SUGGESTED READING LISTS
Our students love to read! To find additional suggestions on what to read, click on your students 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.
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!
Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.
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.
LCA Reading RESOURCES
AR Bookfinder - This is an educational tool that matches students to their reading level.
LCA Reading Program and Reading Plus FAQs- This document provides an overview of the various reading programs utilized at LCA, and answers questions about the new reading program in grades 5-12, Reading Plus.
Guide to Accelerated Reader – This provides basic information about the Accelerated Reader program.
LCA AR Handbook- This document provides a summary of how the Accelerated Reader program is used at Liberty Christian Academy in grades 1-4.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact:
Josey Bozzo- Director of Library Services
Office Phone - (434) 832-2042