Welcome to the Peter Noyes School Library!

Barbara Gogan, School Librarian

Lissa Iwasaki, Library Assistant

“The story you are about to read is a work of fiction. Nothing - and everything - about it is real.” ― Todd Strasser

The most important thing parents can do to encourage their children to read is bring them to the public library.

Goodnow Library Information

Boston Public Library Information

Mirror Book: A text in which you can see a reflection of your identity and experiences.

“When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read, or when the images they see are distorted, negative, or laughable, they learn a powerful lesson about how they are devalued in the society of which they are a part.”

Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors by Rudine Sims Bishop. 2009

Window Book : A text where readers may meet people who are not like themselves, who offer alternative worldviews.

Sliding Glass Door : A text where readers may step through and inhabit a world different from their own.

Bird cams in the library:


What do students do in the library?

All Noyes students have library once a week for 40 minutes. During this time, students may:

  • hear a story
  • have a lesson on using the library or on information literacy skills
  • have a lesson on Internet use and/or safety
  • have the opportunity to choose and check out books.
Checkout Policies