Welcome to the Cold Spring School Library

Our Story

Welcome to the Cold Spring School Library. Our beautiful facility opened in November of 1994 after a fund raising campaign that involved students, parents, alumni, and the community.

Principal/Superintendent Art Fisher was the inspiring force behind the design and building of the Library. Designed by former Cold Spring Parent and architect, John Kelley, the building features soaring open-beamed ceilings and large windows that overlook a patio fountain decorated with tiles hand-made by our students and graced by a dolphin head water spout donated by renowned sculptor Bud Bottoms.

One of the most special places in the Library is our inglenook. With its working fireplace and small cozy environment, it has become a favorite spot in the Library to curl up with a good book. Classes also meet there for story times.

Our Library houses a collection of approximately 7,000 volumes of fiction and nonfiction. Each class comes to the Library for a scheduled lesson once a week in the lower grades and every other week in the upper grades. Our program's main objective is to instill in children a true love for reading and a life-long quest for learning. Library and research skills are taught to grades 2 - 6 following the Standards and Guidelines of the California School Library Association, and all grades are exposed to a wide variety of wonderful children's literature.

The Mission of the Cold Spring School Library is to be a place:

•Where all students can strive for and achieve success

•Where quality collections are provided, in print and online, that support the curriculum and address a variety of learning needs

•Where students develop a love of reading and literature

•Where library media specialists help students explore the world around them through print and electronic media

•Where students can work individually or in small groups on research and collaborative projects

(from School Libraries Work, Scholastic Research Foundation)

About the Librarian:

Hello, my name is Misha Lewis, and I am delighted to be your librarian. Thank you to Janet Reid, Cold Spring Librarian from 1989-2015, for her many years of service to the library and her endless dedication to the children and families of Cold Spring. She created an amazing program, and I am dedicated to continuing her tradition of making our library a creative and thoughtful space focused on student thinking and growth. I appreciate the time that she spent sharing wonderful resources with me as I prepared for this new position. We have a very special library, and I love sharing its treasures with our wonderful students!

I am a graduate of Santa Clara University where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish Studies. I hold a multiple subject teaching credential with a specialization in bilingual, crosscultural language and academic development from CSULB and a G.A.T.E. certificate from UCSB. I have studied and taught in Spain, Mexico, and California. I joined the great team at Cold Spring in 2004 and have been a third and fourth grade teacher and a teacher on special assignment working on curriculum and assessment. I am looking forward to the wonderful year ahead as your librarian and reading specialist.

Please feel free to stop by the library, give me a call, or send me an email at mlewis@coldspringschool.net.

I look forward to seeing you in our wonderful library!

Misha Lewis, Librarian & Reading Specialist

Cold Spring School