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.  RCS maintains a Student Webmix and a Teacher Webmix.


portaportal-logoThe RCS Portal is a bookmarking site with annotated links filed under headings that are arranged alphabetically.


cooltext204739693693383The 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.


IXL (from “I excel”) is a subscription-based math and language arts practice website for students in grades K-12.




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.


brain-popBrainPOP 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.



Important Links for Readers

reading-logBe sure to print out a Reading Log to keep track of the books you read and earn credit toward the next Fall Book Fair.


ar-book-finder-newTo find out how many AR points a book is worth, go to the AR Book Finder website.


vrclogoCheck 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.

Books for Beginning Readers (PK – Grade 2)

Books for Young Readers (Grades 3 – 5)

Books for Preteens and Early Teens (Grades 6 – 8)

Books for Teens (Grades 9 – 12)

Literature for “Men”

Literature and Nonfiction for “Women”

Nonfiction for Adults

Books for “Guys” Who Don’t Like to Read


Supporting Your RCS Library

scholastic-book-fairsThose 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 btsbsupport 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!