VC Libraries and Databases

  • Mission - In light of our calling to enable students to live and serve as followers of Christ in the world today, the mission of the VCS Libraries is:

    (1) to create avid and capable readers, and  (2) to teach information literacy skills to all students. To that end, we aim to provide:

    • student-centered facilities
    • excellent print and digital resources for recreational and academic use
    • an outstanding instructional program.  

    This instructional program will support traditional literacy and information literacy.  Information Literacy is the ability to access, evaluate, and use INFORMATION effectively, efficiently, and ethically.


    Elementary School Library 
    Middle School Library High School Library

    Destiny Library Catalog
    Renaissance Place AR/STAR
    Renaissance Home Connect
    World Book Online - Kids*
    ES Library Homepage

    *Password required - see librarian.

    Destiny Library Catalog
    New! Bloom’s Literature*
    Classroom Video on Demand
    New! eBook Collection*
    EBSCOHost Databases* 
    Salem Online Reference
    World Book Online - Student*
    MS Library Homepage

    *Password required - download in Self-Service or see librarian.

    Library Instruction (Canvas) 

    *Password required - download in Self-Service or see librarian.


    Staff

    Elementary School 

    Rachel Van Dyk, Librarian

    Middle School

    Julie Vande Vegte, Librarian

    High School

    Janet Hefley, Library Technician
    Onnie Bomgaars, Library Clerk
     
    Online Resources
     
    TK-12
     
    Destiny Library Catalog - Search for print and eBooks as a guest, or log in using your PowerSchool password to write reviews, recommend books to friends, and request library purchases.

    NEW! World Book Online Suite - Click here to read more about this exciting new suite of resources! There's something for everyone, from PK to high school!

    Classroom Video on Demand - Licensed for students TK-12.  A powerful database of video, images, and information on many subjects that can be downloaded into your presentations.  

    EBSCOHost Databases - All EBSCO databases are licensed for students TK-12th grade.  Contains full-text periodicals, newspaper articles, coverage on health and current event topics, and teacher resources. 

    7-12

    NEW! eBooks by Infobase - Recommended for grades 7-12.  Over 3,700 non-fiction eBooks and literary classics. Search the Destiny Library Catalog to find these eBooks or search directly in the database.  

    History Study Center - In depth research by ProQuest.

    Salem Databases- Articles on Health, History, Literature, and Science.

    9-12
    NEW! Bloom's Literature Database - This resource contains more than 20,000 critical essays from over 500 literary journals and 2,300 scholarly and critical books, including 700 titles published byBloom's Literary Criticism andFacts On File. Also included in the database are more than 13,000 biographies, 45,000 character entries, 5,000 synopses of literary works and hundreds of images and videos.

    SIRS Issues Researcher - Full coverage on current and controversial issues.