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2900 W. 44th. St.
Phone: 612.920.9075
Fax: 612.920.8504
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3210 W. 51st. St.
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Carondelet Catholic School Library 

“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!" - Dr. Seuss

To provide an environment where emphasis is placed on the appreciation of literature and to assist students in the development of skills needed for lifelong learning. Students will become effective users of ideas and information.

About Us
The Carondelet Library has over 20,000 items in our collection including fiction, nonfiction, magazines, reference materials, databases, and e-books. Both campus libraries are fully computerized and our library catalog is available to search from school and home. 

To access the  Carondelet Library Catalog go to  https://carondelet-mpls.follettdestiny.com.
How to video:   How to access  and use the CCS Library Catalog

Be sure to check out the homepage of the Carondelet Library Catalog for a great list of helpful websites.

The Carondelet Library has a blog! See it here: 

Book Selection

Books are selected to enrich and support the curriculum, taking into consideration the interest, abilities, and maturity levels of our students. Book selection is the responsibility of the librarian, with input from the Carondelet community. If you would like to suggest a book you think the library should purchase, please click here.

The library is happy to accept donations of your gently-used (in good condition) children's and teen books from home. Perhaps your child has outgrown a favorite series or has other books they no longer read and you would like to donate those books to the school.
Note: this is different from the birthday book club; for details about that, see "Birthday Book Club" below. Bargain books from the Scholastic book orders also make great library donations!

If the library cannot use your donation (for instance, if we have many copies of that book already), the books will be donated to classrooms or used in another way within the school or parish. 

Other things the library can use:
- Packages of bookmarks (found at craft stores and dollar stores. Our students love bookmarks!)
- Disinfecting wipes
- Tissues
- Paper towels
- Pencils
- Markers
- Crayons
- Colored Pencils
- Stickers
- Heavyweight paper for bookmark-making
- Barnes and Noble, Wild Rumpus, or Target gift cards

Birthday Book Club
We invite all students to join the Carondelet Catholic School Birthday Book Club. Here's how it works: 
On the occasion of their birthday, students are invited to donate a new birthday book to our library. If a student's birthday is in August, the book could be given at the beginning of the school year. For June and July, it would be great to have the book given in early May so the book could start circulation before the end of the school year.  A special ceremony is held in the student’s library class to give recognition for the gift. You may want to gift wrap the book to enhance the idea of giving the library a special gift. The book will be added to the library and a special bookplate will be placed in the book acknowledging the gift giver. 

The tradition of donating a book in this manner is a unique and lasting birthday treat that enhances the library for all of our students. We appreciate your support!

Please click here for a wish list of suggested of books we would like in our library.

The Wild Rumpus  http://www.wildrumpusbooks.com, a children's bookstore located at 2720 W. 43rd Street, will offer a discount on books purchased for our library, if you let them know it's for our library when you checkout.

Students in grades kindergarten through eighth are sequentially taught a variety of library and information skills. These skills are reinforced and enhanced at each grade.

Students may check out materials for two weeks and may renew materials beyond the two week limit if no one has those items reserved. Overdue fines are not charged, but replacement fines will be charged for damaged or lost materials.

Research Help

Fact Monster Online Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Homework Help - www.factmonster.com

Electronic Library for Minnesota http://www.elm4you.org/

Britannica Elementary: http://school.eb.com.proxy.elm4you.org/levels/elementary

Britannica Middle School: http://school.eb.com.proxy.elm4you.org/levels/middle

Hennepin County Library Homework Help http://www.hclib.org/kids/homework/

Library of Congress American Memories: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html

Hennepin County Library – www.hclib.org

Presidents - https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/Presidents

Make a Bibliography: http://www.citationmachine.net/

Another Bibliography creator: http://www.easybib.com/

Helpful Sites for State Research: 

Elementary Research Databases (several choices): http://www.elm4you.org/databases/topics/elementaryschool

Library of Congress "Explore the States": http://www.americaslibrary.gov/es/index.php

Census Bureau State Info for Kids: https://www.census.gov/schools/facts/

Learn About the States from USA GOV: https://kids.usa.gov/learn-about-the-states/index.shtml

Authors and Illustrators:

Jan Brett: www.janbrett.com

Eric Carle: http://www.eric-carle.com

Tomie DePaola: www.tomiedepaola.com

Dr. Seuss: http://seussville.com

Mo Willems: www.mowillems.com

Great Author and Illustrator Websites: http://gws.ala.org/category/literature-amp-languages/authors-illustrators

Finding Good Books: 

If you like..."read alike" booklists


Red Balloon Bookshop: http://www.redballoonbookshop.com

Wild Rumpus Bookstore: http://www.wildrumpusbooks.com

Barnes and Noble:

Mrs. Laura Adelman, Librarian
Email: ladelman@carondelet-mpls.org
Lower Campus: 612-920-9075, ext. 14
Upper Campus: 612-927-0005, ext. 14


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