The Library Resource Center strives to create an inclusive community in an environment that encourages intellectually curious, self-motivated independent learners. With its diverse and ever-expanding print, digital, maker, and other resources, the Library provides curriculum support, research training, and a flexible space in which children, faculty, staff, and parents collaborate, create, and learn.
Through the Lower School Library Program, students are encouraged to make choices, pursue personal interests, evaluate materials, and value and understand the importance of copyright, citations, and digital citizenship. Students are exposed to a wide range of literary and nonfiction forms and genres, and learn to be critical and discerning lovers of the written word.
Building on the foundation they receive in the Lower School, Upper School students are encouraged to use the Library’s space, and to take full advantage of Library databases and other print and online resources in their coursework. With the Young Adult and Teen Collections, the librarians aim to foster continued reading for pleasure and the pursuit of personal interests and learning.
Visits from outstanding children’s and young-adult book authors or illustrators are arranged annually to enhance the curriculum, energize the students' reading and writing, and further the understanding of the creative process. Events such as the seventh grade's "Poetry and Art Day" (below) turn the Library into a learning commons whose mobile furniture facilitates collaboration, creativity, and fun.