With full-time, dedicated, professional librarians, our well-equipped and beautiful Alice and Nahum Lainer School Learning Center serves students from weekly story time through complicated middle school research projects. The library program encourages students to continue learning throughout their lives, to become ethical users of information and supporters of intellectual freedom, to develop an appreciation for literature and a love of reading, to appreciate diversity, and to develop a tolerance for differing points of view. In collaboration with classroom teachers, other specialists, and our technology integration program, our multi-pronged curriculum provides training in acquiring necessary critical thinking strategies and evaluative skills that students can apply now and in the future.
Students come to the library on a regular basis and are allowed to borrow materials according to grade-level guidelines. Renewals are easily permitted by phone, email, or in person. Library programs are offered throughout the year, including high-profile author visits, children's storyhours, book clubs, the annual used book sale, the yearly Book Fair, Caldecott, and Newbery clubs, and other book-related programs.
The library is also for families! Featuring an extensive collection of over 30,000 books, CDs, DVDs, and other materials, we welcome families to spend time in the library, take advantage of our online resources and check-out materials for home use. Library privileges are free to all school families.
We are one of the few temple/school libraries to have received advanced accreditation by the National Association of Jewish Libraries.Library Staff:
Martha McMahon (librarian)
Alex Quay (librarian)
Aviel Cogan (library TA)Library Hours:
Mon.-Thurs.: 7:45 a.m-5 p.m.
Fri.: 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. / 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. (early-dismissal days)