Elizabeth Wallace Library
Serving Students in Pre-K through 4th Grade
Wallace library was designed with the lower school learner in mind and provides a child-centered space where students can explore the collection for research and recreational reading. A librarian is always available to help individual students and teachers. The library is open 8 a.m.- 4p.m. Integrated library instruction is provided to classes on a weekly basis to help students develop 21st century information literacy skills, as well as to promote independent library use and selection of reading materials. Ipads and Chromebooks are available for teacher and librarian-led instruction and guided student use.
The lower school library collection supports the lower school curriculum and provides a variety of carefully-selected materials for pre-emergent, emerging, and proficient readers and researchers. The print collection is enhanced by a vibrant collection of online resources and databases specifically chosen with the young learner in mind. These databases include CultureGrams, World Book Online, Scholastic Bookflix, Trueflix, and PebbleGo.
The Ruth Hallowell Gray Library
Serving students in grades 5-12
The Ruth Hallowell Gray Library at Friends Select School is a central resource in preparing our students and community for the whole of life. Library resources and services provide the necessary ingredients for students to become information literate citizens and effective lifelong readers.
The library staff’s goals are to provide leadership in enriching the total education program, and participate as active partners in the teaching and learning process. Library staff welcomes opportunities to teach both in the classroom and one-on-one with students.
The library program supports both the curriculum and technology needs of the Friends Select community. It enables users to retrieve, evaluate and utilize information. Technology and basic library skills instructions will enhance learning and facilitate information literacy. A strong fiction and literature collection supports the promotion of the joy of reading.
The Ruth Hallowell Gray Library serves as the intellectual “heart” of the middle and upper schools. It is an inviting place for students, faculty, and other community members to gather, to work collaboratively, to learn, and to study quietly.