Friends Free Library

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    Welcome to Friends Free Library, open to the entire Germantown Friends School community as a learning commons, encouraging a love of reading as well as helping students become effective researchers and sharers of information. The Library is also open to community members of neighboring Germantown. Individual local users may borrow books and access the internet. Community daycare centers bring in groups for story hours and “library time.” The Library collection consists of approximately 50,000 volumes, newspapers and magazines as well as an active collection of online research databases. Feel free to “ask a Librarian” either in person, by phone or email anytime.

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    Welcome to Friends Free Library, open to the entire Germantown Friends School community as a learning commons, encouraging a love of reading as well as helping students become effective researchers and sharers of information. The Library is also open to community members of neighboring Germantown. Individual local users may borrow books and access the internet. Community daycare centers bring in groups for story hours and “library time.” The Library collection consists of approximately 50,000 volumes, newspapers and magazines as well as an active collection of online research databases. Feel free to “ask a Librarian” either in person, by phone or email anytime.

  • library

    Welcome to Friends Free Library, open to the entire Germantown Friends School community as a learning commons, encouraging a love of reading as well as helping students become effective researchers and sharers of information. The Library is also open to community members of neighboring Germantown. Individual local users may borrow books and access the internet. Community daycare centers bring in groups for story hours and “library time.” The Library collection consists of approximately 50,000 volumes, newspapers and magazines as well as an active collection of online research databases. Feel free to “ask a Librarian” either in person, by phone or email anytime.

Program Highlights

  • Upper School Summer Reading

    A group of Upper School students has selected eight titles as summer reading choices. Each student must select and read one of the books. All of the titles will be available at the Friends Free Library. Click here for reviews and descriptions. Happy Reading!

  • Lower School Summer Reading Sketchbooks

    This summer, Lower School students are invited to participate in a sketchbook project -- to write, draw, paint, stamp, crinkle, collect whatever they feel captures the spirit of their summer reading. Inspiration may come from any story they experience in the summer: books read independently, stories read aloud with families, even tales shared on the front porch after dark.

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Library Catalog

Find books, ebooks and multimedia in Friends Free Library. Go »

Online Research Databases

Find articles in journals, newspapers and encyclopedias organized by topic and A-Z listing. Go »

Noodletools

Online citation builder and notetaking software. Go »

New books and resources in the Library

Check here for the latest print, ebook and DVD additions to the collection as well as new research links and databases. Go »

Booklists

Browse book selections from our librarians on Quaker Testimonies, LGBT resources, parent resources and Lower School suggested reading lists. Go »

Lower School Program

Learn more about the library program for Lower School students, and access reading lists and other resources for lower school students and families. Go »

Suggest a Purchase

Recommend a book for purchase that is not already on our shelves. Go » 

"We're teaching our students how to navigate the vast universe of information that's open to them. They need to know how to frame precise questions, how to move beyond Google and Wikipedia, and how to evaluate and corroborate the sources they find."

Kackie St. Clair
Director of Library Services