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Library Media Center

The Library Media Center supports and enriches the curriculum at the Lower School and serves as an integral component of the school. The collection contains diverse materials in a wide range of formats to serve the academic and recreational needs of the students. The collections contain 22,000 print volumes, e-Books, several online research databases, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, digitized audio books, and streaming books and videos. A network of ten computers provides access to the online catalog, the Internet, and the online subscription databases which serve as information resources for student research. In addition, there are sixteen Chromebooks which accommodate a class for instruction on effective research strategies to meet and support the curriculum requirements.

Each class from Kindergarten through Grade 5 has one scheduled library period per six day cycle. Students are encouraged to visit the library anytime with teacher permission to exchange books or research topics. Through exposure to classic and contemporary children’s literature at all grade levels, students develop an appreciation for books and reading. In addition to story times, book talks, reader’s theatre and other activities related to curricular themes and topics, students receive instruction in library and research skills through content-based and inquiry-based learning. Throughout the grades, an emphasis is placed on the development of information literacy skills through the use of all the library resources. Skills build sequentially from year to year.

Curriculum by Grade

Nonfiction sign and library book stacks with student reading in the background.