Meet the Library Staff

Mrs. Ciaccio is the full time librarian She has been teaching for 30 years! Mrs. Ciaccio is a certified Reading Specialist and Librarian. She lives with her husband, John and has two children, Jake and Brianna. Jake graduated from the University of Missouri and works at Yelp remotely from Kansas City. Brianna is a Speech and Language Pathologist in Minneapolis. Wrigley is our 4 year old Mini Bernedoodle.

Thurgood Marshall School Library's Mission and Vision

The mission of the library program is to equitably support and promote the intellectual, social, and personal development of all students by:

  1. Providing physical and intellectual access to information in both print and digital formats in a welcoming, stimulating, and safe environment.

  2. Providing instruction, learning strategies, technology, and practice in using ideas and information for effective learning.

  3. Integrating the library program throughout every student's education by collaboration and advocacy.

The library's vision is to enrich learning and literacy in the Gifted Academy ​community that leads to high academic achievement, critical thinking, in-depth learning, ethical use of information, and collaboration throughout the school.

Contact the Library

Questions? Book donations? Suggest a book for our library? Please contact us at 815-490-5400 or​

Circulation Policy

The library is open to students from 9:00-4:00. Students may come to the library with permission from their teacher. Students may check out two books for a three week period (the due date is stamped inside the book). Students may have their limit extended for a project or an assignment. Books may be renewed.

Late, Damaged and Lost Book Policy

Accidents happen! If a book is accidentally damaged, the student should report the damage so that the library may,if possible, repair the book. If a book page accidentally rips, please do not attempt to repair the book at home. The library uses special book tapes and glue that resist heat and will not discolor. If a book is lost or damaged beyond use, the student will be charged for the cost of the book so that it may be replaced in the library.

Books will be considered lost 30 days after the due date. But no late fees will be assigned for overdue materials.