School libraries provide welcoming spaces to connect with people and information. We provide equitable access to a wealth of information and resources, as well as opportunities for students to engage in collaboration and inquiry.
Along with books, our libraries feature makerspaces for hands-on learning and creating; technology tools and devices that promote discovery and exploration; and clubs and student programs that build community and support student interests.
Each school library is managed by a Learning Coach / Librarian who partners with teachers to help coach instructional practices, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. They also curate content, selecting a wide variety of high quality materials that meet school, teacher, and individual student needs, as well as the criteria outlined in Policy IJL by our Board of Education. Library Aides at each building staff our circulation and help desks, assist with makerspace management, and provide support and supervision for small groups and classes.
Given that our libraries promote freedom of choice and offer the opportunity for learners to self-select items, we strive to curate well-rounded library collections that include varying viewpoints and opinions. Our libraries will always have a wide range of choices for kids — to meet all of their varied needs, reading levels, backgrounds, and experiences, as well as to help them all develop a love of reading. Families are encouraged to support students in library material selection by discussing family values, standards, and preferences, and by helping students identify reading options within the online library catalog.