RCS Library Resources
Symbaloo is a bookmarking website that features webmixes in an easy-to-use visual format, making it more user-friendly than traditional portals, especially for K-2 students.
The RCS Portal is a bookmarking site with annotated links filed under headings that are arranged alphabetically.
The RCS Library Catalog can be accessed from any computer at school or at home. Here you can look to see if we have a book you are looking for.
Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a comprehensive digital service that motivates students to learn and helps teachers in every content area to transform their instruction.
Quiz Hub is a source for online interactive quizzes for grades K-12 on numerous topics from letter recognition and simple addition to French and Spanish to Chemistry and Biology.
BrainPOP is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
BrainPOP Jr. provides curriculum-based content geared specifically for K-3 students. The site offers a growing library of movies and interactive features across six subjects: science, health, writing, reading, social studies, and math.
And Teachers can access their RCS Teacher Webmix here.
Important Links for Readers
Be sure to print out a Reading Log to keep track of the books you read and earn credit toward the next Fall Book Fair.
To find out how many AR points a book is worth, go to the AR Book Finder website.
Check out the 2018-2019 lists for the Virginia Readers’ Choice award program and consider participating. Remember that you must read at least four books on your respective list to be able to vote. Students in 3rd through 5th should read books on the Elementary List, while students in 6th and 7th should read books on the Middle School List.
Library Lists of Recommended Books
The following are lists of books for those seeking entertainment and enrichment at each stage of reading development. For the RCS summer reading lists, click on the link in the gray sidebar on this page.
Supporting Your RCS Library
Those who cannot attend the book fair in person can still support the library while stocking up on good books to read during long winter nights and long summer days by shopping the RCS Book Fair Online.
You can support the library by enrolling your student in the Birthday Club. If you did not receive one, please print out and send in a copy of the Birthday Club Enrollment Form. Then when you are ready you can go to the Birthday Club Webpage to purchase a book in your student’s name. You can also support the library by purchasing a set of books from the Bound to Stay Bound Parent Bookstore. Please see the school librarian for details. Your support of the library is greatly appreciated!