The Blessed Trinity School Library/Media Center has a fully networked circulation system making it possible to locate materials available from any classroom. There is a large selection of standard reference materials, as well as student computers to search the Internet and take Accelerated Reader tests. The Media Center has many Accelerated Reader books with computerized tests for every reading level.
Students in grades K-6 have Library class weekly to learn about literature and library skills. Students also have the opportunity to check out books, both fiction and non-fiction. Our Middle School students use the media center in conjunction with academic classes for enhancing reading skills and completing research projects. There are summer reading requirements for all students in grades 1 through 8.
All students enjoy the privilege of checking out books for the period of two weeks at a time. A library fine is assessed after a book has been checked out but not returned by the due date. Lost books must be replaced or paid for by the student. Students, accompanied by a parent, may come after school until 3:20.
All students are encouraged to participate in our school-wide motivational reading program which is a contest that incorporates Accelerated Reader and to track individual reading. This exciting program rewards students both individually and by class.
All parents and students may become members of our Birthday Book Club by donating a new book to the Media Center in honor of the student for his birthday. The new book will hold a name plate with the students name, grade and birth date. The donation will be recognized during morning announcements and the student will have the first choice checking out the book once it is shelf-ready. Another important way to help contribute to our Media Center is by visiting our Scholastic Book Fairs.