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Library

St. David's Library Department supports the development of faith, virtue and knowledge in our students by providing access to resources in various forms, promoting the love of reading, fostering intellectual curiosity and integrity, and encouraging out students to become effective researchers and discerning, life-long learners.

St. David's Lower School Library serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 4. The Middle/Upper School Library, serving students in grades 5-12, provides learning and meeting spaces for all constituents of our community, with several study/collaboration rooms, a large presentation space, and quiet nooks for reading and research. A balcony off the library expands learning outdoors.

Library Resources

The print, media, and digital resources of the Library Department support the curriculum and the informational and recreational needs of our school community. The physical collection of over 15,000 items is supplemented by thousands of additional resources available via digital subscriptions and eBooks. 

Library Instruction

Lower School students enjoy weekly library visits. All students have flexible access to both libraries throughout the school day. Library staff works in collaboration with classroom and enrichment teachers, integrating information and digital literacy skills into the curriculum via classroom and/or individual research projects. 

Library Programs

A number of programs are sponsored by the Library Department to encourage and celebrate the love of reading and learning. The fall book fair is always eagerly anticipated, and the winter chill is eased during January’s Hot Tea Month. Spring brings Book Lover’s Week, featuring book contests, maker activities, and exciting new book offerings. The summer reading lists provide suggestions for students’ reading at all grade levels. A Student Library Council, author visits, book clubs, and other special programs are also sponsored by the Library Department. Through the book dedication program, books may be purchased for the library in honor or memory of a special person or event. The Library Department enjoys a wonderful partnership with our parent (and grandparent) volunteers through a very active Friends of St. David’s Library Committee.