The library is a magical space that seeks to inspire a love of reading and support literacy skills. The library serves as a resource for all members of the BCD community. Materials are available for use in the classroom or at home by students, faculty, and parents. The library collection contains over 11,000 titles and is currently expanding e-sources and electronic databases accessible 24/7 through our library website. The library maintains an open-door policy which allows individuals or small groups of students and faculty to visit any time during the school day.
All BCD students have access to the library. The library collection is diverse, inclusive, and seeks to support and empower students in discovering their individual interests. Every grade has a fully developed curriculum for library skills. Library usage and research skills (both printed and electronic) are incorporated into each library visit.
students visit the library with their class on a weekly basis. Young students become acquainted with the library through stories, songs, and book browsing. Four- and five-year-old preschool students check out books each week to share at home.
students also visit the library weekly. In addition to the library curriculum, the librarian works closely with students to meet diverse interests, skills, and literacies and works with homeroom teachers to integrate content and support research and literacy skills. Reader’s advisory is provided daily, matching students with books they love. The librarian fosters safe and responsible online use. Students learn to use inquiry as a tool for lifelong learning.
The library makes every effort to provide current, appropriate materials to directly support classroom curriculum
; and supports the Middle School
IB curriculum through Model UN and other major projects. A smaller “satellite” library is available in the Middle School building for ease of access and to meet students needs more readily.
BCD hosts an annual book fair which is a highlight of the year. Students and guardians have to opportunity to shop for new books and sales support the school. Library funding continues to be a priority at BCD, allowing for growth and development of the collection and enrichment programs such as author visits. BCD is proud to be staffed by a degreed librarian
. Looking to the future, further collaboration into all curriculum areas to promote innovative learning opportunities are ranked high on our list of goals.