Library

The Greenhills library program supports the mission of the school and contributes to the intellectual and imaginative growth of students, faculty and staff. The recently renovated  library provides a welcoming environment where the pursuit of knowledge through reading and research inspires our community to become lifelong learners.

The library encompasses a main reading room with flexible learning spaces, a dedicated Fab Lab, four group study carrels with interactive monitors, and a computer lab. The collection encompasses more than 14,000 print books, 1,500 e-books, 35 periodicals, and over 35 databases.

The library website hosts curated content which supports the curriculum, student created content, booklists and local literary events. Access to the library catalog, databases and e-book collection is available 24 hours a day.

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Library and Information Skills Indicators

Information literacy stimulates curiosity and empowers students to locate, evaluate and use information in a variety of formats. The librarian collaborates with classroom teachers to create opportunities for students to become confident users and creators of information who can:

  • Understand how library and information resources are organized.
  • Use strategic search techniques to find information in print , digital, and media sources
  • Evaluate relevance, appropriateness, reliability, and scope of different kinds of information and information resources.
  • Use information ethically, including proper documentation of sources.
  • Know how and when to scan or to read in depth.
  • Form a focused topic question, take notes, create outlines, write thesis statements, pursue and argument, and make conclusions.
  • Synthesize information to create something personal and authentic to oneself.
  • Know how to use digital and print tools to persue and present research.
  • Understand principles of information presentation

 

Recommended Middle School Reading List

Recommended Upper School Reading List