The SVCA Library is a state-of-the-art library containing over 10,000 titles cataloged identically to the area's public libraries. Using the Follett System and OPAC, students are enabled to look up any title that is contained in the library on the lab computers. This technology allows students from K4 through 12 grade exposure to a computerized library system when looking up books, authors, or specific topics. The look-up also gives them the location in the library, which is separated into an alphabetized Children's section and the Dewey Decimal System for the Upper School section.

library-4-200Of the 10,000 titles in the library, approximately 4,500 are in the easy reader and young reader sections and the remainder are in the young adult and high school section. Each student receives a library card and may check books out of the library. Many of the elementary classes have library time weekly.

In addition to individual book titles, the SVCA Library also has a reference section which includes Bible commentaries, encyclopedias, atlases, thesauruses, and current magazines and local newspapers.

The foundational supply of titles to the SVCA Library was prompted by a book drive in 2002, as students, families, and SVCA faculty and staff collected and donated books to benefit the facility. In 2003, Friends of Shenandoah Library, which is an individual group of SVCA library supporters, purchased over $4,000 in brand new Follett books in mostly fiction and non-fiction for the middle/high school section. Books purchased directly from Follett have a library-lifetime guarantee.

library-3-320The SVCA Library offers other services including story-time for elementary classes and computer access for Upper School students. Computer access includes access to Microsoft Office products for class assignments and access to the Internet for class research. For peace of mind, our Internet system has a filtering program on it, allowing students to search but only see that which is appropriate in our environment.

SVCA Library encourages those with a love for books to become a part of Friends of Shenandoah Library by making a donation towards the expansion of the SVCA Library. For information about giving to Friends of Shenandoah Library, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Resources and Links

History Science
The Library of Congress The Institute for Creation Research
The United States House of Representatives Answers in Genesis
The United States Senate University of Virginia Chemistry Library
The Virginia General Assembly American Institute of Physics
Bible-Worldviews English
Summit Ministries APA Style Online
Worldview Weekend MLA Style
Duke University Libraries Style Manuals and Citation Guides
Guide to Grammar and Writing



Last Updated on Friday, 17 February 2012 15:45


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