The Christ the King Library/Media Center is the heart of information for our school. We have a collection of over 14,000 books. We have a selection of literature that covers all different kinds of genre. In our collection many hard copy resources are represented such as, encyclopedias, non-fiction information books, almanacs, dictionaries, etc. We, also, have 20 computers that are able to access our OPAC (online public access catalog) and for Internet use. The Accelerated Reader program is facilitated through the library. Please feel free to visit and experience the rich collection of books and information that we have in our library.
If you have any questions about what is happening in the Christ the King Library/Media Center please contact myself at email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org. Our door is always open from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM every school day.
The mission of the Christ the King Library/Media Center is to expand educational programs:
In fulfillment of this mission, the Christ the King School Library/Media Center is committed to providing educational, recreational, and cultural materials as well as personal service to students and staff.
Students should properly care for borrowed books and return books on time. Books are checked out for one week at a time and may be renewed if no other student has them on hold. All lost books must be paid for at the replacement cost. Any materials returned in a damaged state will be subject to fines. The fine for an overdue book is 5 cents per school day. Final report cards will not be given to students until all fines are paid.
Good Morning God,
Wherever you are watch us every minute and guide us every step because we hope to make our day blessed and beautiful in every way. Amen
Be near me Lord Jesus. I ask you to stay close by me forever and love me I pray. Amen
When I come to the library I open my eyes and ears to Your world around me. Give me the will to listen and learn; the patience to work well; the courage to seek and question. Thank you for this gift and be close to me and teach me to enjoy learning and to do my best.
All students in grades 1-8 need to have a library folder with paper and pencil inside.
Library Accelerated Reader
The new Accelerated Reader Program is an online version. Parents are welcome to view their student's record and to access a list of the quizzes available. To link to that website go to Accelerated Reader.
Please contact Mrs. Kissner for your password to access your student's record.
The following students reached their Certification Goals between May 15 and May 23:Sofia Gutierrez Erica Harris Parker Smaciarz
Library Award Winners
The 2013 Newbery Medal winner is The One and Only Ivanby Katherine Applegate, published by HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ivan’s transformative emergence from the “Ape at Exit 8” to “The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback,” comes to life through the gorilla’s own distinct narrative voice, which is filled with wry humor, deep emotion and thought-provoking insights into the nature of friendship, hope and humanity. “Katherine Applegate gives readers a unique and unforgettable gorilla’s-eye-view of the world that challenges the way we look at animals and at ourselves,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Steven Engelfried.
The 2013 Newbery Medal winner is The One and Only Ivanby Katherine Applegate, published by HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers
Ivan’s transformative emergence from the “Ape at Exit 8” to “The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback,” comes to life through the gorilla’s own distinct narrative voice, which is filled with wry humor, deep emotion and thought-provoking insights into the nature of friendship, hope and humanity.
“Katherine Applegate gives readers a unique and unforgettable gorilla’s-eye-view of the world that challenges the way we look at animals and at ourselves,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Steven Engelfried.
Splendors and Gloomsby Laura Amy Schlitz, published by Candlewick Press
Lizzie Rose, Parsefall and Clara are caught in the clutches of a wicked puppeteer and a powerful witch in this deliciously dark and complex tale set in Dickensian England, where adventure and suspense are interwoven into nuanced explorations of good versus evil.
Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weaponby Steve Sheinkin, published by Flash Point, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press.
Balancing intersecting threads of scientific discovery, political intrigue and military strategy, “Bomb” is a riveting historical nonfiction drama. Sheinkin’s engaging narrative explores the complex series of events that led to the creation of the ultimate weapon and introduces many memorable personalities involved in the pursuit.
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage, published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group.
In the rich tradition of Southern storytelling, rising sixth-grader Mo LoBeau leads the eccentric residents of Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, on a rollicking journey of mystery, adventure and small-town intrigue as she investigates a murder and searches for her long-lost mother.
The 2013 Caldecott Medal winner is This Is Not My Hat, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen, published by Candlewick Press.
In this darkly humorous tale, a tiny fish knows it’s wrong to steal a hat. It fits him just right. But the big fish wants his hat back. Klassen’s controlled palette, opposing narratives and subtle cues compel readers to follow the fish and imagine the consequence.
Creepy Carrots!, illustrated by Peter Brown, written by Aaron Reynolds and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Division
Jasper the rabbit loves carrots until he notices they are everywhere. He is convinced they’re coming for him! Pronounced shadows, black borders and shaded edges enhance this ever so slightly sinister tale with a distinctly cinematic feel. This is one serving of carrots children will eagerly devour.
Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett and published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
A selfish archduke threatens to halt a little girl's transformation of a colorless town and steal her box of magical yarn. Klassen's innovative digital technique results in shifts of color that signal character change and critical turns of plot -all done with just the right stitches of humor.
Green, illustrated and written by Laura Vaccaro Seeger and published by Neal Porter Books, an imprint of Roaring Brook Press
In this original concept book, Seeger engages all the senses with her fresh approach to the multiple meanings of “green.” Using thickly-layered acrylics, word pairings and cleverly placed die cuts, she invites readers to pause, pay attention and wonder.
One Cool Friend, illustrated by David Small, written by Toni Buzzeo and published by Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group
Energetic line and dizzying perspective combine for a rollicking tale of Father, Elliot and a highly improbable pet (or two). Buzzeo’s text, brimming with sly wordplay, earns its perfect counterpoint in Small’s ink, watercolor and pencil illustrations with chilly details and visual jokes that invite many repeated readings.
Sleep Like a Tiger, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski, written by Mary Logue and published by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Surrounded with dreamlike images of crowns, ornate patterns and repeated visual motifs, her parents coax her into bed. Using mixed media artwork on wood enhanced with computer illustrations, this is a whimsical story with universal appeal.