The library curriculum is one of the chief support programs for the school curriculum. In the primary grades, emphasis is placed on developing a familiarity with the areas of the library, procedures for borrowing and returning books, and, most importantly, a love for books and literature. In the upper grades, students learn and utilize research techniques as a part of the library experience. A deeper understanding of the various fiction genres and types of non-fiction literature is developed. Students visit the library weekly for a library class and enjoy visiting the library throughout the week as a wonderful resource and a place to explore literature.
The Sheila Sporn Library
The Day School has a robust library collection and is continuously increasing the collection with the newest titles to support curriculum units and for pleasure reading. The library is accredited at the advanced level by the Association of Jewish Libraries and has over 27,000 volumes of children's and adult's books as well as internet access, databases and multimedia resources. The catalog is available online on the library's website. The website also has links to internet sites, information resources written by students in the Day School and important library news.
The Day School library sponsors nationally renowned and award winning author visits to introduce all Day School students to the world of literature. Authors are chosen to emphasize multiple genres and appeal to the varied readers in the school. Past authors have included Patricia Polacco, Brian Hastings, and Cornelia Funke. Students that are part of the Nevatim Club join the authors for a lunch and conversation session.
The Birthday Book and Teacher Appreciation Gift Program honors a special person with a gift of learning. By making a contribution to the Book Gift Program, a special name plate will be included in the book. Click here to honor your child's birthday and donate a book to our library.
The Day School sponsors three book fairs a year. This is an opportunity for students to purchase books for reading pleasure. The librarians are available to help students select books at their reading level. All proceeds benefit the Day School library acquisition fund.
The Day School is pleased to partner with Mid America Books to provide a Free Digital Bookshelf for K-6 students enrolled at the school.