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    Newest Books!

One of Us Is Lying  by  Karen M. McManus   (mystery)

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon  (drama - drama/love)

The Devils You Know  by M.C. Atwood  (horror)

The Hanging Girl  by Eileen Cook  (kidnapping mystery)

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

Turtles All the Way Down  by John Green    (drama/friendship)

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys  (drama/friendship/love/mystery)

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken  (Yep, movie is based on this book)

A Short History of the Girl Next Door    by Jared Reck   (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!


Most Popular Titles of 2017-2018 at DCHS      

  • The Selection series by Kierra Cass
  • Shelter series by Harlan Coben
  • My Life with the Walter Boys by Ali Novak
  • The Cellar, Awake, and The Cabin  by Natasha Preston
  • The Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
  • Leaving Paradise series and Perfect Chemistry series by Simone Elkeles
  • Michael Vey series by Richard Paul Evans
  • Of Poseidon trilogy by Anna Banks
  • The Hate List and other Jennifer Brown novels
  • Saint Anything and other Sarah Dessen novels
  • This is What Happy Looks Like and other Jennifer E. Smith novels
  • Mirrored and other Alex Flinn novels
  • Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby
  • Fire and Flood duo by Victoria Scott
  • 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, Where the Stars Still Shine, Where the Heart Is, Thirteen Reasons Why, Cruel Beauty, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Help, The Promise of Amazing, The Graveyard Book, The Third Twin, The Fill-in Boyfriend, and 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, Lauren Oliver, Angela Johnson, Carl Deuker, Cassandra Clare, Jenny Hann, Scott Westerfeld, Nicholas Sparks, Lauren Kate, 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?:

6919 Books (including 1,602 fiction titles)


9 Computers (Microsoft Windows 8 - Word, Excel, Power Point, Publisher; Internet Access; and Alabama Virtual Library databases.)

 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.