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Lower School Libraries
Our Lower School libraries are an active, exciting, and much-anticipated part of our curriculum, not simply quiet repositories for books. Our librarians are dynamic teachers who prepare engaging lessons for each grade level that both supplement core content and add intriguing new twists.
As a result, the library is a vital extension of the classroom. Our librarians know our students well and work to guide research projects, suggesting new avenues of inquiry and offering reading material based on individual interest. Our librarians lead our students to discover the joy of reading and stimulate a love for literature and a thirst for knowledge. With thousands of volumes in both the Doherty and Lotspeich libraries as well as extensive online databases, students discover the library has a multitude of treasures to uncover.
Third graders sit in small circles all around the library floor discussing their research on oceanography and weather cycles. They’re exhibiting their scientific insight as well as their ability to find and use non-fiction books to expand their knowledge.
Older students explore an American sub-culture, searching through library books and links about the Native American or Irish American or Asian American experience. They hone their bibliographic skills and deal with issues of research integrity. They learn to draw upon a range of genres—fiction, biography, nonfiction, and poetry—to inform their understanding of cultural identity.
And bringing the Seven Hills literary and intellectual experience even more vividly to life, we host annual visits by renowned authors, allowing students the chance to interact with their favorite writers face to face.
Our libraries are a hub of intellectual activity and literary discovery. At Seven Hills, we know that when students discover the power of information, they will be hooked for life