The Conant School Library is located off the lobby. It is a center of inquiry, learning, and activity!The mission of the library is twofold:
The library is involved in many special programs to promote literacy. Among them:
The library is open every school day for the entire day (8:45 -12:45pm on Thursdays and 8:45am - 2:45pm on the other four days). The Conant School librarian is Siobhan Smith and the library assistant is Sue Hart.
LIBRARY ROUTINEThe library is a place that promotes reading and active learning and contributes to student success!
Every class is scheduled for a 45 minute block of time to visit the library each week. After the group time, students have the opportunity to check out books. There are no fines charged. We ask only that children return books in a timely manner so that others may borrow them too! Sometimes classes spend longer in the library than their scheduled 45 minutes. Sometimes individual students or small groups of students come to the library at additional times to complete research for class projects.
The library collection of books and other materials supports a wide range of interests and developmental levels and supports and enriches the classroom curriculum. Check-out limits:
There are times when classes of students exceed checkout limits to accommodate class activities.
LIBRARY CURRICULUMIn the library, as in the rest of the school, every child is valued, respected, and encouraged!
The librarians help students develop a love of reading and knowledge of literature. We help them learn to find and use books and information efficiently. We also work with the classroom teachers to support their teaching of the classroom curriculum, state frameworks, and MCAS preparation. Among the many areas touched on at the various grade levels are: