School Away from School
Your public library is a great resource for education and entertainment during these weeks away from school. Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, and Pamunkey LIbraries offer several online resources for reading and streaming which you can access with your library card:
- RB Digital has a large collection of audiobooks
- Ebooks are available on Overdrive (the Libby app)
- Hoopla lets you read ebooks and stream movies, documentaries, biographies
- Read magazines online with RB Digital
- Videos on demand with Just For Kids: Access Video (Chesterfield only)
Use a little caution — there is, of course, a lot of content available that is inappropriate for young people.
More free ebooks in a variety of formats are available at:
- Project Gutenberg
- Open Library
- International Children's Digital Library
Several library systems also offer online educational resources such as homework help, test prep, tutor.com, Rosetta Stone, Rocket Language, Universal Class, ABC Mouse, and many more.
And you don't need a library card to access resources like Khan Academy and typing.com to keep skills fresh.
But the best thing you can do is READ, READ, READ. The moment someone in the house says, "I'm bored," grab a classic and start reading aloud.
Your school library is sponsoring the SBCS Reading Challenge to encourage all students to read and enjoy great books. Information and forms are linked below. Students who complete the challenge will earn house points and an award!
Don't delay! The challenge ends April 1, 2020.
Birthday Book Club
Honor your child's birthday (or any special occasion) with an act of charity that benefits the whole school. Select a book from our wish list and personalize it with a donor bookplate. Your child will receive the new book at school and can keep it as long as he likes. When it is returned, the book will go into circulation for everyone to check out!
All of the details can be found at this link: https://www.btsb.com/sosl/saintbenedictcatholicschool/.
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Check Out the Library
Your unique talents are always appreciated in the library. We have need of volunteers to help with many things:
- circulation tasks
- shelving books
- general cleaning, dusting and straightening
- making flannel board items
- reading to students
- preparing for special events
- book fair planning
Please note that volunteers must be VIRTUS trained. Email Mrs. Clark for more information.