Academics

Library

The Cypress Christian School library services the needs of our K-12 students. Students engage in checking out books, enjoying story time with the librarian, receiving assistance with research and learning how to use the library and online catalog system. Throughout the year, library activities include book fairs, author visits and other reading incentive programs.

Library Catalog

The library uses the Follett Destiny Catalog System. Students can use the catalog from home or school to search for books, place books on hold, and create book lists which aid in research. Students may log in using their school computer login and password.

Research

The CCS library provides students with online databases and encyclopedias to aid in research. We subscribe to Gale Cengage LearningEncyclopedia Britannica and BrainPop. Passwords can be given by the librarian upon request. 

We also strongly encourage students to obtain a library card from Harris County Public Library to further assist with online research needs.

Book Recommendation Lists

There are many websites (see below) that offer excellent book lists to help you in choosing quality, age-appropriate books for your child. As always, parental discernment is very important in using any book list for children.

Crown Book Award List: This list consists of wholesome and uplifting mainstream books that have been published within the last two years. The lists are for children in grades 1-8.

Houston Area Independent Librarians Network: Houston independent school librarians collaborate to produce this list of recommended books for preschool to 12th grade students.

Newbery Award List: The Newbery Award is given annually by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALA) to the author for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

Caldecott Award List: This award is given annually by the ALA to the illustrator of the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Children’s Book Council:
This website gives current book suggestions for all reading levels.

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Due to widespread power outages and potential safety issues, school is CLOSED, and all activities are CANCELED tomorrow, Friday, May 17.

School will reopen on Monday, May 20. Updates will be sent by text and email, as needed. Please stay safe!