Lower School students, faculty, and staff are surrounded by over 21,000 volumes in the Winship LIbrary. Students proactively learn to locate, analyze, evaluate, and communicate information and ideas. From student search stations to a dynamic SmartBoard, our inviting two-level Reading Cottage and whimsical curriculum-based murals to welcoming collaborative seating design, Winship Library boasts an ideal environment for students to grow into young scholars, readers, researches, makers, thinkers, storyteller, and tinkerers. Winship Library seeks to foster a deep appreciation of literature and establish a lifelong love of reading.
Students enjoy access to online newspapers, age-appropriate periodicals, and a variety of digital equipment thanks to our collaboration with the Media Tech Lab. A completely automated public access Destiny catalog provides author, title, subject, series, and keyword access to the print and non-print resources. Many resources are divided into categories like “easy readers, fiction, non-fiction, biography, reference and video/DVD.” We strongly value reading for enjoyment; one will often find the room filled with the silent hum of students reading for pleasure.
Students visit Winship for instruction on a fixed schedule for both media/literacy classes and checkout opportunities. A flexible schedule day is available to support and enrich classroom activities across grade levels. Stories, thematic studies, creative writing, and library skills instruction form part of the curriculum for each grade.