Germantown Academy's Lower School Library serves the school community to support the curriculum and enrich the literary lives of the students. Our collection includes over 13,000 books including; picture books, early reading books, fiction and non-fiction, and reference material for students up through the 5th grade. Our special collections include subscription databases, teacher-selected websites, and books on tape. Online resources and information about our collection can be accessed through our electronic catalog.
Students PreK through 5th Grade visit the library once a week. During library class they are introduced to various genres of literature through read-aloud sessions, book talks, and browsing experiences. Information literacy skills are taught within the context of grade level core curriculum.
By the time our students leave the 5th grade they will have been introduced to many major reference materials, print and electronic, including: general information encyclopedias, subscription databases, biographical and geographical dictionaries, almanacs, timelines, atlases, and specialized encyclopedias.
Our goal is to foster in our students the abilities to be life-long learners in the 21st century. A student with these abilities can: access information efficiently and effectively; evaluate information critically and competently; use information accurately, creatively, and ethically; and appreciate literature and other creative expressions of information.