Hear from author and historian Paul Farber '01 as he is interviewed by his mentor and friend André Robert Lee '89.
Friends Free Library
Welcome to Friends Free Library!
We are the school library of Germantown Friends School serving both the internal GFS community and our Germantown neighbors. Throughout the year, students, families, community day care centers and school groups visit us for story hours, book selection and library instruction.
Our Library collection consists of approximately 50,000 books, as well as newspapers and magazines, and an active collection of online research databases. Our goal is to encourage a love of reading and to assist individuals with their research needs using both print and internet resources.
Jerome Allen is an NBA assistant coach for the Boston Celtics and acclaimed author and speaker. By the time he was in junior high, Jerome Allen was on a trajectory that would expose him to worlds beyond his North Philadelphia neighborhood. In his memoir, WHEN THE ALPHABET COMES: A Life Changed by Exposure, he chronicles not only his exposure to affluence, celebrity and living abroad, but the consequences of unwanted public exposure during a college admissions scandal and federal prosecution. In this soul-searching examination of his actions, faith and relationships, Allen finds a path forward.
Each June, Pride Month aims to highlight, uplift, and celebrate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer community in our country. We asked Early Childhood teacher Michael Roach how he begins to address and teach about gender diversity with even our youngest students, and he offered the following book recommendations and reflections.
GFS recognizes the faculty and staff who are retiring at the end of this school year. Our first tribute highlights beloved Lower School Librarian Marj Little.