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DCHS Library has recently been gifted with a grant from the Wiregrass RC&D Council! Through this act of generosity, we have been able to purchase 67 non-fiction titles addressing everything from causes of the Korean War to tatoo removal. We were also able to purchase a few graphic novels and several high-interest novels for those of you who want a great page-turner but don't want to read 500 pages.


We are so grateful to Wiregrass RC&D for these fantastic new books! Come by and take a look at these titles. You may find just the thing to interest you!


    Newest Books!

Two Can Keep a Secret  by  Karen M. McManus   (mystery)

Deadfall by Stephen Wallenfels  (drama/suspense, survival, triumph)

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon  (drama - drama/love -- in theaters soon)

Paper Hearts  by Ali Novak  (drama/love)

Remember Me  by Eileen Cook  (current issues/romance)

Not If I Save You First  by Ally Carter   (action-adventure/love)

Even If I Fall  by Abigail Johnson    (tragedy/love/friendship)

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys  (drama/friendship/love)

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler  (self-acceptance)

The Fill-in Boyfriend   by Kacie West   (friendship/romance)



DCHS Library News        

Our first priority is selling READING as the single most important thing students can do to enhance academic ability. Consider this, if a student reads twenty minutes outside of school every day, he or she will have read an additional 1,800,000 words in a year! Students who make daily reading a habit generally score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests (in reading)!  So, want to score higher on the ACT?  READ!!!

Now, if you're one of the ones thinking, "I hate reading!"  you just haven't found your perfect match. Visit the library today, and we will do our best to help you find it!

Copy/paste the address below into your browser window to enter the DCHS Library Catalog.  Look for a title or an author by using the search box:



Most Popular Titles of 2018-2019 at DCHS      

  • The Selection series by Kierra Cass  (yep, still true after all this time)
  • Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi
  • Until Friday Night (Field Party series) by Abbi Glines
  • Shelter series by Harlan Coben
  • Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • The Program series by Suzanne Young
  • My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak
  • The Cellar, Awake, and You Will Be Mine  by Natasha Preston
  • The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
  • Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • The Hate List and other Jennifer Brown novels
  • The Thing With Feathers  McCall Hoyle
  • This is What Happy Looks Like and other Jennifer E. Smith novels
  • Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han
  • The Raft and The Compound duo by S.A. Bodeen

There are also all sorts of stand-alone titles you might love such as Don't Look Back (third year running) Busted, Where the Heart Is, The Unlikelies, The Heartbreakers, All in Pieces, The Help, The Promise of Amazing, The Cheerleaders, The Third Twin, and STILL Mrs. Paramore's pick for the most beautifully-written novel in two decades: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

In addition, come try such favorite authors as Mike Lupica, Sharon Draper, Anthony Horowitz, Eileen Cook, Stephen King, Cyn Balog, Angela Johnson, Carl Deuker, Cassandra Clare, Jenny Hann, Kacie West, Nicholas Sparks, and Rick Riordan.


 "Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a book."                                              ~Thomas a Kempis



General Information About DCHS Media Center:

DCHS Media Center has a flexible schedule, in which teachers schedule blocks of time/selected days for their classes on an as needed basis for supporting and enhancing assignments and research projects. As needed, students have the opportunity to use the Media Center on an individual and small group basis for additional periods of research of book collections as well as accessing the internet on computers for research purposes. Also, students use Media Center computers for typing research papers, creating Power Point projects, and designing Publisher documents. In addition, students are permitted to come to Media Center individually and in small groups to check-in and check-out books for recreational reading.  


Do You Know That DCHS Media Center Has?:

7919 Books (including 1,802 fiction titles)

5 new (February 2019) computers

Newspapers and Magazines

An on-site English teacher who can help you if a research paper project has caused bewilderment.

Do You Know?

Alabama Virtual Library databases may be accessed by students at home as well as at school? This is an invaluable tool for the research-paper process. Remember:  Articles supporting research have to be scholarly in nature. (Wikipedia, while soooo helpful, is not scholarly enough for research purposes.)

Rules to READ By

Generally, we ask that students check out only one book at a time.  This helps maintain a ready supply of our favorites and also limits loss.  The exception is a student who establishes himself/herself as a frequent patron and returns books responsibly every time.