Training For Eternity



The VCS Library has over 9,000 items available for lending, including almost 100 DVDs and more than 350 VHS recordings.  Students in Pre-K through 5th grade visit the library once a week during classtime for special programs and story hours.  The library is open to the middle school and high school students any time during the regular library hours for research and/or borrowing items.

The Accelerated Reading Program has been very successful in encouraging and exciting students to read outside the required textbooks.  Several students are already members of the Million Word Club. After students finish reading books from the AR List, they take a short quiz and earn points which can be redeemed for prizes at the AR Store.  VCS students have already read more than 20 million words!

Melanie Alkema

Melanie Alkema

Email: Melanie Alkema

Mrs. Alkema has taught Music, Drama, Computer, and even P.E. at Venice Christian School in the 1980’s and 1990’s until deciding to be a stay-a-home mom to her 7 children and helpmate to her husband Paul. She returned to the VCS family in 2012 as the Librarian / Reading Coordinator.

Mrs. Alkema has a Bachelor of Arts from Western Michigan University and tells everyone that she has the best job at VCS!”


Venice Christian School • 1200 Center Rd. • Venice, FL 34292
Phone: 941.496.4411 • Fax: 941.408.8362