Preschool & Lower School Library
Promoting the Joys of Reading
Students in Preschool through fourth grade visit the PS/LS library on a regular basis for library experiences that promote the joys of reading for a variety of purposes. Students are given opportunities to interact with print and digital material for research and for pleasure.
In the library, students listen to stories read aloud and actively participate in storytelling, discussions, bookmaking, and dramatizations in connection to the literature, social studies, math, or science curricula. With the support of the librarians, students are given ample time to browse the shelves, as well as the online catalog for books to read for pleasure.
Students learn how to conduct and evaluate research in both print and online formats. Students learn to use encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, databases, and digital resources via the iPad. Students are provided with guided instruction in the use of digital resources, both in formal small groups and during independent study.
Students also have opportunities to interact with peers in Makerspace experiences rooted in design thinking and STEAM practices. The PS/LS Library is located on the second floor of the Pearl Street Building at BFS. The collection includes approximately 16,000 books, periodicals, databases, streaming media, and DVDs.
Preschool and Lower School Library Hours
The PS/LS Library is open for parents or caregivers to visit with students every day from 8:00-8:15am and Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 3-4pm. Thursday and Friday afternoons are reserved for meetings and planning.