Do you remember the last good book you read? Our students do! Our Junior and Middle/Senior School Libraries are at the heart of The County Day School and serve an important role in our students' education.
Junior School Library
The Junior School library space, located in the former Eversley schoolhouse, is a unique, inviting and dynamic environment. This warm and attractive space, with its large south facing windows and whimsical mural – painted by Canadian artist, illustrator and author Rudolf Kurz – provides a cozy environment for children to come to the library for storytelling, an author visit, or simply to curl up with a favourite stuffed dog and read a good book!
The Junior School Library offers students reading materials in a variety of formats, including novels, picture books, early readers, graphic novels and magazines that appeal to and excite students. The teacher-librarian plans literacy events, including author visits and book fairs, to instill a love of reading and help students make reading a habit in their daily lives. The Library’s program is constantly evolving and strives to respond to students’ and teachers’ literacy needs. Each Junior School class visits the library to support units-of-study, projects as well as individual student’s reading interests and needs. Creative book displays and props are used to promote thematic and seasonal learning and they are changed according to scheduled class visits.
Middle/Senior School Library
The Middle/Senior Library offers a solid collection of print and electronic resources that support curriculum in all Senior School subjects, and a teaching area equipped with data projector and screen as well as computers, digital cameras, voice recorders and presentation devices. The Library extends beyond the walls and hours of the school day by making many online resources available both at school and at home. Various databases, note sheets, style guides and essay planners are accessible to support the wide-ranging research and organizational needs of students and faculty. The overall purpose and function of the Middle/Senior Library is to prepare students to be confident lifelong learners by encouraging intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, and by providing the resources and support needed to answer questions and solve problems.
The Middle/Senior Library program supports The Country Day School vision by providing Middle and Senior School students with a variety of essential resources that support not only their classroom learning experiences, but also their personal learning styles and interests. Our knowledgeable and caring teacher-librarians work with faculty to co-plan research units, and work with students - both in classes and individually - to teach them the research and technical skills they will need for academic success, both in school and beyond.
Middle and Senior students, parents, faculty and staff of The Country Day School are invited to login to view the CDS Library catalogue and make use of other online library resources.