Library Media Center

St. Helen’s Library Media Center is located in the Main Building.  Created from what were previously two classrooms, the media center houses over 13,000 books, magazines, CDs,  and other items for student and teacher use.  A variety of displays and programs reinforce skills lessons and promote reading.

All classes visit the library weekly for a skills lesson or story time.  Skills taught are based on Ohio Department of Education Library Guidelines and an interactive whiteboard is available to facilitate instruction.  Grades K-8 may check out books.  Classes make additional visits to the library as needed.  Local public library support further enhances library programming.

The computerized circulation system was upgraded to Follett Destiny in 2013 allowing 24/7 access to the card catalog.  At the same time, we became one of the founding members of the Dayton Deanery Libraries Consortium.  As members of the consortium, time spent on cataloging has decreased, cataloging records have improved, and most importantly, our students now have access to over 500 eBooks

In July 2014 we painted the library and replaced the carpet.  In addition, 24 hardwired laptops were added to the room, making it even easier for students to develop necessary research skills.  When students are not in the room for library class, other classes can utilize the laptops.

To learn more about our library, contact our school librarian.

Mrs. Jackie Skiple
Email: jskiple@sthelenschl.org

Mrs. Nicolette Young

Email: nyoung@sthelenschl.org

  “There are many ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”
~Jacqueline Kennedy

Updated on: June 13, 2019

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About St. Helen School

Since its opening in 1954, St. Helen School strives to promote the spiritual and intellectual development of every student.  First in the State of Ohio to be certified as a Virtue Based Restorative Discipline School, students are educated in the Catholic Faith, prepared for the sacraments, and attend weekly Mass. St. Helen, located in Riverside, Ohio, is a community that celebrates diversity and welcomes families from areas including BeavercreekDaytonFairbornHuber HeightsRiverside, and military families from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.