Lower Schools
Lower School for Boys
Library Services

Lower School for Boys Library Program

Our Lower School Program

Encourages and supports independent reading:
  • Reader’s Advisory – work one-on-one and in collaboration with classroom teachers to help students find books of interest at a comfortable reading level
  • Philadelphia Reading Olympics
  • Booktalks
  • Book displays and contests
  • Coordinate author visits 
Provides in-class and in-library instruction on the following:
  • Locating fiction and nonfiction in the library
  • Searching for online resources to support individual interests and school projects
  • Evaluating resources for reliability, accuracy, bias, and currency
  • Citing sources
  • How to present project information
  • Digital citizenship/creating digital footprints
Offers technology integration:
  • Provide a diverse collection of digital resources
  • Use iPads for research
  • Create video book review
  • Use iMovie, Scratch coding, Animoto, Google Apps to create and collaborate
  • Utilize social media to promote reading/student work: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Librarians collaborate with homeroom teachers and attend all grade-level, department, and division meetings to stay fully integrated into the academic and social lives of Lower School students.