Bright and inviting, the McDonogh Lower School Leah Watts Dawson Library is alive each day with activity, learning, and laughter. The librarian understands the needs of elementary aged children, and develops relationships that allow students to experience success in all areas of school life by supporting them in their many endeavors.
All grade levels have regularly-scheduled class time. In addition, the library is available for students to return and check out books at any time. Students in Kindergarten through grade four visit the library weekly for 30-40 minutes; the librarian visits the Pre-Kindergarten classrooms weekly. The librarian helps to develop a deep love for reading in each child. School-wide activities include story time, book talks, research projects, the Black-Eyed Susan Award program, Poem in Your Pocket Day, and a school-wide reading incentive program.
The Lower School librarian introduces students to the traditional and technological resources that put them in touch with the vast world of information that surrounds them. Librarians guide students in learning how to identify and evaluate information and help them develop critical awareness and problem-solving skills that will serve them in all areas of life.
Whether browsing through books, leafing through magazines, or exploring a topic in great depth on the Web, students find joy in learning in the Lower School library. Furthermore, students develop skills that will prepare them to be successful, happy, life-long learners.
Monday - Thursday 8:00am-3:30pm Friday 8:00am-3:00pm
You can browse our online resources, selected specifically for lower school students