The Lainer Library is a welcoming, vibrant, and well-utilized space in which a love of reading is clearly evident.
The collection consists of approximately 5,000 fiction volumes and 7,000 non-fiction volumes that target students in grades TK-8. The library program supports and complements the educational programs by providing materials for class projects, reports, and units of study.
The collection includes a considerable number of references including four encyclopedias, six Judaic encyclopedias, and ten online encyclopedias. We also have over 300 reference books, split between general and Judaic. All library resources are electronically catalogued which students use to locate books and resources. With over 800 books in circulation each week and 120 students using the library on a daily basis, the Lainer Library is a constant hub of activity on campus.
The library program introduces students to literature and non-fiction materials appropriate to their reading and maturity levels and the curricular needs of the school program. Students in TK-5 have scheduled library classes every other week. During this time, the students meet with the librarian for a lesson and a book check-out period. In addition, the library is open during nutrition, part of the lunch period, and after school until 3:45PM. Middle School students have "office hour" periods scheduled several times each week and they have full access to the library at these times.
"Cover your bookcases with rugs and linens of fine quality; preserve them from dampness and mice and injury; for it is your books that are your true treasure."
Ibn Tibbon 1120-1190, Spanish Jewish scholar