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
    Bloom’s Literature*
    Classroom Video on Demand
    eBook Collection*
    NEW! Research in Context by Gale* 
    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
     
    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.

    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!

     

    7-12

    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.

    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. 

    NEW! Research in Context by Gale - Includes the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more.

    9-12

    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. 

    NEW! Gale Student Resources In Context - Resource for papers, projects, and presentations that empowers the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards.