The Friends Free Library supports our Lower School students in their growth as readers, and as seekers and evaluators of information. Students spend time in the library every week, listening to stories and choosing books to read. Lessons focus on how information is organized, how to find it, and how to assess its suitability and value.
Our collection consists of fiction and nonfiction titles intended to stimulate readers’ interest and to support and enhance the Lower School curriculum. We hope to instill in our students a love of the written word and to create a generation of lifelong readers.
Friends Free Library is open to the public as well as the school community, and families are encouraged to visit the library. Adult family members may establish their own library accounts; simply ask at the circulation desk.
The library’s catalog is always available online, along with other information about the library’s policies and programs. Suggested reading lists for grades K through 5 (containing both librarians’ and students’ recommendations), and lists of books relating to the schools’ Quaker Testimonies can be found on the catalog’s opening page.