The Athenian School Library Program supports the school curriculum through specialized collection development, teacher collaboration, information literacy instruction, and technology, and offers flexible teaching and learning facilities. In addition to its extensive collection of books, magazines, films, electronic media and archival collections, the Library is a hub for student activity. The Library hosts community events, displays student art, leads student book groups, and serves as a Makerspace with a 3-D printer and tool lending collection. The robust student-centered fiction collection, comfortable reading spaces, creative book displays and engaged Library staff promote a rich and fulfilling reading experience. Students and parents are integral to the Library program and can serve on the Library Advisory Board or as Library volunteers.
The mission of The Athenian School Library is to be the intellectual and cultural heart of the school providing exceptional resources, facilities, and services to support our entire learning community. This is accomplished by:
Curating a diverse collection of resources in various formats that enriches the curricular offerings and promotes independent learning, experimentation, and discovery.
Collaborating with faculty to guide proficient, ethical, and discerning information users across the curriculum.
Encouraging the love of reading and appreciation of literature.
Developing dynamic, interactive, educational and inclusive library programming in a welcoming, versatile, and comfortable space.
Empowering student leadership in library activities and decision making.
Fostering lifelong learning and intellectual curiosity.
Bradford Library Monday-Thursday: 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Athenian Middle School Library Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
The Library is closed during all-school meetings, school holidays, and vacations.