Kress Family Library
The Kress Family Library was dedicated in 1996 after a generous donation from the Kress family enabled CCHS to upgrade the facility. Tom and Lou Ann Kress are active benefactors. Tom is the president of the Central Catholic Foundation and is a past president of the CCHS board of directors. Lou Ann is a past president of the CCHS Mother’s Club and a founder and president of Catholic High School’s Mothers United. All nine of their children attended CCHS.
Open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, the library features over 10,000 reference, fiction, and non-fiction circulating books, an automated library catalog, daily newspapers, a periodical collection and archives, video/DVD and CD collections, database access, A/V equipment and support, professional education print resources, 17 student computer workstations, and 30 laptop workstations.
The Kranz SPACE Room is located in the Library and is home to the Ambassador of Exploration Award given to Gene Kranz, CCHS Class of 1951, for service to NASA. This award includes a lunar sample brought to Earth from the Moon by the crew of Apollo 17.
See more about Gene Kranz and events in K Space on the K Space web site.
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The Kress Family Library is a central student-friendly gathering space and an academic and technology resource for the Central Catholic High School community to inspire reading and life-long curiosity.