DCHS Library

Contact:        Traci Paramore          Phone: 334-983-3541          Email: 

"Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book."

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The Dale County High School Library is home to approximately 10,000 books! More than 8,000 appear in the catalog, and there is also a large selection of paperbacks available to readers. A wise person once said, "If you think you don't like to read, you just haven't found the right book ... YET."  Please pay a visit to our library and let us help you become one of the lucky (blessed) people in the world who have discovered the joy that comes from the pages of the perfect book.

"Genre" is a word that works similar to "category."  It's a way of pinpointing the content that might most appeal to you. Some of the most common are as follows: Science fiction, Sports, Supernatural, Horror, History, Biographies, Romance, Other worldly, Animals, God/Spirituality, Murder Mysteries, Real-life Relatable, Survival, Children's Fiction series, Manga, Graphic Novels, Poetry, Dystopia, Mythology/Fantasy, and Hi-Lo Quick Reads.  We have all of these in our little library. We would LOVE to show you where they are so that you can choose one for yourself.

In order to check out a book, simply present your book at the circulation desk, and we'll take it from there.  You do not have to have a special card or remember a long number. You can keep your book for up to TWO weeks. If you are not finished reading it after two weeks, simply stop by to renew it. (Manga books have a 3-4 day maximum.)

One of our favorite things about the DCHS Library is the fact that it is a community space. During break, students gather to chat, play a quick game, book talk, or enjoy a little "color therapy." (Come see what we mean!)  It's a little like "Central Perk" on Friends -- only without the coffee.



Sites for Students

Encyclopedia Britannica
A site that provides a little bit of information (an overview) on just about any topic you can imagine


A dictionary website that provides definitions (of course), a thesaurus, word games, and more


Epic Reads
Website that provides info on Young Adult books -- new releases, what's coming soon, games, and access to free ebooks


Common Sense Media
Book reviews, movie reviews, and recommendations for parents and students regarding safe technology and media along with age-appropriate book and movie ratings


Bullying/Cyberbullying: Help for Teens
From the Youth Yellow Pages, this site addressing bullying and cyberbullying provides direction to teens looking for help and those seeking to help others


Khan Academy
For homework help and more, this site provides a set of online tools that help educate students. The organization produces short lessons in the form of videos. 

Sites for Teachers

Khan Academy
Famous as an online resource for students, this website also offers resources for teachers. Just click "Teachers Start Here"


Multimedia, learning activities, lessons, and unit plans for teachers at all grade levels -- all reflecting Alabama standards


Library Sites

Dale County HIgh School LIbrary Catalog
This link allows you to see what books are available at our Dale County High School Library. Enter any title or author you are seeking into the search box, and you will immediately see what we have available.  (*A title you want may be checked out, but we can put your name on the "Reserve" list.)


Alabama Virtual Library
The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers and residents of the State of Alabama with 24/7 online access to premier library and information resources free of charge

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