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Library

The Library supports the school curriculum PPK-12 grades as well as the intellectual and information needs of our school community.

Library Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
  • PPK - 5 scheduled library skills lessons
  • MS/US library research lessons upon request

 

The Library is a cozy, inviting facility located within the Administration building near the Middle/Upper school area of Baldwin’s campus. 

The Librarians/Media specialists encourage staff, teachers and students to utilize the resources available, including twelve computer stations with Internet access and various databases. 
 
 

Our Collection:

Our multicultural collection PPK-12 consists of around 20,000 print & e-books divided into specialized collections such as fiction and non fiction, Puerto Rico, Spanish, French , reference, biographies, parenting, professional, paperbacks, classics, periodicals, school history and science fiction. We also offer an audiovisual collection for each library. Our Elementary section includes Big Books, Newberry and Caldecott Award-winning books as well as an extensive easy reading section. Our Middle and Upper School collections contain French Literature, Shakespeare, Classics, Short Stories, Literary Criticism and a Books into Film section, a collection of films inspired by fiction, a Latin America & Caribbean, Graphic Novels
 
 

Library Services:

After school program
Information skills instruction
Computer stations
Workshops and orientations
Guest authors
Book fairs
OPAC
Digitization
Virtual library
Extended working hours
Curriculum support
Research and investigation support 
 
 
 

 

The Opening Lines from 44 Timeless Children's Books

For children, reading plays an integral role in developing communication and vocabulary skills, boosting self-esteem, and encouraging imagination. The benefits have also proven to extend into the classroom; according to the National Education Association (NEA), children who read regularly and have access to more reading materials at home often have higher grades in all subjects. Some of the most famous and beloved characters and stories in history originated in children's books that have been passed down over generations. Let this collection of the opening lines from children's books serve as a nostalgic walk down memory lane and as inspiration for books you may want to share with your children too.