Saint Catherine of Siena School

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The Genevieve DuHaime Library at St. Catherine of Siena School exists to promote the joy of reading, provide research materials for students, and support school curriculum for the preschool through grade 8 students and 20 staff members. By visiting the physical library collection and engaging in weekly classroom library instruction, students will learn important research skills, including navigating resources in an increasingly digital world. The SCSS Library provides materials to aid students in their academic endeavors, including fiction and non-fiction books tied to the curriculum, digital searchable databases that are accessible from home, or computers on which students may complete assignments or use for research. The library aims to nurture life-long learning through the library materials and instruction provided, both in class and through one-on-one instruction.
Research Databases: Students may ask Sarah for their login information for Discovery Education and the World Almanac for Kids Online. Discovery Education is an excellent resource for educational videos. Discovery Education also includes a Homework Help section for students, which includes WebMath, a step-by-step math instructional program. The World Almanac for Kids provides factual information on a range of topics, presented in brief, Encyclopedia-style format. iConn is Connecticut’s research engine, providing free access to magazines, newspapers, and academic databases. Simply enter your library card number from your town library to login. Several resources within iConn are designed specifically for students, such as Kids InfoBits, InfoTrac Junior Edition, and InfoTrac Student Edition.
Donate: The SCSS Library has grown significantly over the past couple of years, thanks to the generosity of parents, alumni and friends of St. Catherine’s who have donated books or money to the library. Donations of your gently used books are always welcome, as are donations through our Adopt-A-Book program.