St. Columba Library - Mrs. Cobleigh
St Columba School Library Catalog
Sora - ebook collection or use the Sora app
SIRS suite - Maryland Digital Library
Book Checkout Request Form
Create a Bibliography
use "MLA" for the Style
#BlackJoy Picture Books
The titles below from School Library Journal's articles "37 Picture Books that Celebrate #BlackJoy | Summer Reading 2020" and "Reshaping the African American Narrative: from Picture Books to YA| Great Books" are available in the STC library. "The following titles showcase the complex beauty inherent in being black in America."
Check the catalog link above for more information or to locate other titles of interest. To check out books, fill out this form!
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut (Barnes)
The King of Kindergarten (Barnes)
Jabari Jumps (Cornwall)
Last Stop on Market Street (de la Pena)
In Plain Sight: A Game (Jackson)
Thank You, Omu! (Mora)
Mary Has a Little Glam (Sauer)
MORE! Read Alouds
PBS Kids Read Along: (youtube search) Authors and celebrities read various titles. Check it out on the PBS Kids YouTube channel.
Julie's Library (link): Stories read by Actress Julie Andrews and her daughter author Emma Walton Hamilton are posted as podcasts. Last post was June 3, 2020
Askusnow - A 24/7 live online interactive service
for the residents and students of the state of Maryland. It uses the expertise of trained librarians
to provide answers to questions, research guidance, and help navigating the Internet
The library catalog is accessible from wherever there is an Internet connection. If you would like
your own password in order to save searches or put books on hold, please contact Mrs. Cobleigh.
Bookflix, subscription-based resource, is also accessible from outside of the school. Teachers can supply passwords for use at home or from any device with an Internet connection.
Summer in the Butterfly Garden
Springtime found the garden overgrown with daisies that have sprouted from seeds carried into the garden via bird poop, wind and other factors - "volunteers." A good weeding is in process.
The milkweed are blooming, both in the garden and the wild variety that populates the edge of the parking lot and now also across the walk from the garden. The pin cushion are just about finished blooming. We also had a showy addition (also "volunteers") of Sweet William - reds and purples.
Sora for the summer
Home and School has purchased a subscription to an ebook collection for us! 800 more titles to browse and read! The link to the collection is in the left-hand column. Introduction and how-to-use information are here. Kick back and enjoy a good read over the summer! Our subscription is good until Fall.
Summer Book Checkout!
The STC library will be available for book check out by using this form. While you cannot browse the library physically, you can review the library catalog by using the link at the top of the left column on this page. You may check out a maximum of 4 titles at a time. Once the request is submitted the books will then be checked out and can be picked-up from the School Office Monday - Thursday 8 am - 1 pm or by arranging another time with Mrs. Cobleigh. You will receive an email when the books are ready for pick up. Returning is Easy Peasy! Drop the returns 24/7 in the large bin labeled "library book return" outside on the plaza, to the right of the office door.
more e-book options
Remember that Bookflix is available from home this summer (see link at top of left column. Send me a message if you need the password.) Here are some other e-book options:
Prince George's County Memorial Library- library card required for e-book checkout - all reading levels
Rivet - Free family accounts - download app for ipad, phone, laptop - younger readers
Unite for Literacy - Free - younger readers
Storyline Online - Free - Picture books - includes activity guides
Lit2Go - audiobook format - go to the "Readability" tab and choose the grade level you are interested in.
Some things to explore
We have put together some links for free STEM activities. Check them out HERE.
Prehistoric Road Trip - multiple episodes.
Bird watching in your backyard/neighborhood!
STC library and Epic! bird guides
Here's some great information on birds from DK
Safe make-at-home hummingbird nectar
bird box build - adult assistance required
Exploring foods Try out some new recipes from other parts of the world and then learn something about that region or learn something about the origin/culture of one of your favorite meals.
STC library and Epic! cookbooks
101 Kid-Friendly Recipes from Around the World
Travel Inspired Recipes
Virtual Museum Trips
Kids Post featured Jane Goodall on 7/7. Article here. A virtual trip to the National Geographic Museum's exhibit on Jane can be found here!
Live Animal Cams - try some that are non-zoo one!