Library

Hello and welcome to the FCCS library! FCCS library books have been donated or purchased through our partnership with Scholastic Books and Wonderbooks. Our goal is to provide the scholars with exceptional reading material. We look forward to helping all our scholars enjoy the library this year.

We encourage scholars to remember their virtues as they visit and borrow books from the library.

Virtues of the Library

Love - Love the books! Embrace a love of reading. Always take care of books you borrow. Constancy - Bring your books back on time. Courage - Admit when you have lost or damaged a book. Humility - Speak up if you need help with a book. Patience - Wait your turn for the book you want. Diligence - Work hard to take care of the books. Do not load then to your friends! Temperance - Show self-control by respecting the library rules.

Parents

Using our virtues, the scholars have been taught how to properly handle a borrowed book. Please encourage your scholar to treat the books with proper care and respect. Help them find a special place at home to keep their books. Ask them about their reading preferences and check with them to see what they have checked out for the week. Remind your scholars they may not pass the book around to friends or siblings. If you would like suggestions of age appropriate classics and “new classics” please click here.

Why your scholars are reading what they are:

  • Peer pressure-they want to read what their friends are reading

  • Brain breaks-sometimes they need to look at something fun or silly or not related to schoolwork

  • They want to explore a genre that they love

  • Their teacher inspires them to read a particular book

  • They fall in love with a series and must finish all books in it

Hours

The Library is open 5 days of the week during the school year. It is available for class visits and teacher-directed use. Teachers are able to sign up online to bring their classes to the library during available time slots.  The Library’s hours may vary depending on the availability of volunteers (see volunteer section below). 

Check-out

Books are checked out on a two-week loan, with the option to renew once. A scholar who does not have their library book may not check out another until it is returned. Each scholar is responsible for the book while it is checked out to them.
Grades K and 1st are allowed to check out one book at a time.
Grades 2-8 are allowed to borrow two books at a time.
Books with a green dot are intended for middle school age-level only.

Lost or Damaged Books

Parents are financially responsible for replacing lost or severely damaged books. Notices for overdue books will be sent home at the end of every term.  Please help your scholar use the virtue of love to care for the books.  If a book is lost or damaged, please contact the Library at: library@frederickclassicalcharterschool.org. If you need to pay for a lost or damaged book please go to the Make a Payment Page.

If a scholar repeatedly damages or loses books, library privileges may be lost.

GoAlexandria

Frederick Classical uses Alexandria library software for managing library inventory. To search the catalog, go to fccslibrary.goalexandria.com. At this time, students and families do not have account access from home.
If you can’t find what you’re looking for? Try the Frederick County Public Library.

Volunteer

The library can not run without our volunteers!

  • We do not have a media specialist

  • Our volunteers assist classes with checking books in and out to scholars

  • Twice a year, we run book fairs to raise funds for the library

  • We process all new and donated books to get them on the shelf as soon as possible

  • We procure books based on requests from teachers and students

  • We take inventory every year

  • We help foster a love of reading

To volunteer you must receive library training. Library Training will be available throughout the school year.  Please inquire about training by emailing library@frederickclassicalcharterschool.org.

Book Donations

Thank you to everyone who has donated books to our library.  We are currently at capacity and cannot take anymore donations at this time, unless it falls into one of these categories: Ancient History Biography Science Coding and Technology Mid-level books Learn to Draw Books

All donated books must be in “like new” condition. Please no old, or smelly books; if Wonderbooks won’t take them neither will we. Please no board books. For suggestions of high quality literature we would love to have on the shelves of our school library, please visit http://www.classicalreader.com, a wonderful resource created by Dr. Perrin, one of our school’s classical education consultants.