“I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.”
- Jorge Luis Borges
The Carlthorp School library provides an environment that our students deem warm and inviting. Their response translates into young people who treasure reading and who are well on their way to becoming lifelong learners. The collection contains optimal content for students’ recreational reading as well as for book reports and research assignments in both print and non-print format. All of this means that our graduates have the ability to use information effectively, responsibly, and creatively.
Each class visits the library once a week and can go more often as needed. This becomes particularly significant for the upper grades because the flexibility makes it possible for whole class groups to use the library’s resources when they are working on research projects. When not preparing lessons geared to specific classroom assignments, the librarians include story time, book talks highlighting new additions to the collection or books related to a particular theme, and lessons targeting particular library skills. The curriculum for all grade levels fully supports and complements classroom programs. It’s not really surprising that many young people consider the library their favorite place on campus.