PAUS Learning Commons

Welcome to our Learning Commons site!

We opened our doors in December 2015 and the PAUS Learning Commons has shaped into a thriving, shared space that is wonderful to visit. If you care to check out a book, use a computer, talk with a PAUS teacher, interventionist or librarian, play a game with a friend, or find a quiet space to do your work, you have chosen the right place to be!

After living and breathing in this bright, sunny space for over a year now, we have seen numerous types of activities taking place here. There's been students who visit the space for silent reading, and some who need to return a book and find a new one. Two reading interventionists operate from the offices within the library space, which is welcoming to students and inviting for developing literacy. Putnam Avenue also hosts its monthly staff meetings within the Learning Commons as it is large and expansive to accommodate our large staff.

Our Mission

The School Library Media Specialists’ mission is to support the educational and informational needs of our patrons by encouraging inquiry, offering equitable access to all resources, engaging in literary discourse, imparting professional development and technical assistance, and providing a warm space where any learner can visit and feel welcome.

Contact information

Marianne Bees

Librarian & Technology Specialist

Putnam Avenue Upper School

100 Putnam Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02139


Phone: 617.349.7780

Hours of Operation:

  • Open M - F | 8:30AM - 3:15PM