SGM Library

Welcome to the St. Gerard Majella School Library

The SGM Library is a resourceful component of SGM school. It houses approximately 8,000 books in its collection and its goal is to support the overall curriculum and to encourage students to develop an affinity for reading along with a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.

The current library was dedicated in December 2011 (as part of the school expansion) to honor his Most Reverend John R. Gaydos - Former Pastor of St. Gerard 1990-1996.

The library contains an abundance of comfortable seating arrangements, and material selections for Primary Fiction, Intermediate/Middle Fiction, Fiction Series, Reference, and a large Non-Fiction area to support research. Rentals are 2 weeks in length; Kindergarteners are permitted 1 book at a time and may choose Primary Fiction and Series material, while 1st-8th graders are permitted 2 books from any area.

Circulation is supported via LibraryWorld web-based system. Additional technology includes the OPAC, an online catalog, and the Library World Mobile app - for 24/7 access to the library catalog via your mobile device (available for Apple and Android devices).

The library is operated with the generous help of volunteers and a library coordinator. It is open during regular school hours and is a welcome space for all.

Online catalog. Username ST GERARD LIBRARY (leave password blank)

Request material.

External Resources:

St. Louis County Library. Lots of activities for families, elementary, and teens, with events like author visits, contests, Reading Club, community meetings and enrichment for all, and the latest in social trends (Pokémon GO) and literature (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child). 1000 books before Kindergarten is an excellent program to prepare young readers for school. THERE ARE NO OVERDUE FEES FOR STUDENT LIBRARY CARDHOLDERS!!!

Kirkwood Public Library. A community library with many offerings and selection of print, video, and other materials available for check out.