The library serves the information and recreational reading needs of the students of St. Gregory the Great School by providing access to a diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction materials. Depending upon grade level, the library program features instruction of skills necessary for students to become independent learners in the 21st century. Students are taught how to access information to solve problems, to think about information critically, and to use information ethically as well as creatively. At the preschool and elementary levels, the library program also features the presentation of high quality children’s literature designed to develop listening, comprehension and language skills. The presentation of literature is also used to develop students’ understanding of the world and human condition and to encourage students to participate in their communities in ways that further the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The library also serves the faculty of St. Gregory the Great by providing resources to support instruction and curricula across grade levels. In addition, Mrs. Delahunt, the school librarian, collaborates with classroom teachers to deliver lessons that integrate information literacy skills into the curriculum.
While most grade levels visit the library as a class on a weekly basis, students are always welcome to visit the library during the school day to check out books, complete group or individual assignments, obtain research assistance or guidance in book selection.
Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is a Statewide Internet Library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. NOVELNY is supported with temporary federal Library Services and Technology Act funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Suggested Reading Lists
Britannica Middle Britannica Elementary