lower school students in library

Library

Brunswick has four libraries that serve grades Pre K through 12.

The Lower School Library program consists of many parts – early morning library, weekly library classes for every grade level, and special events including author/illustrator visits and the Real Men Read Program. Students learn how to search for books independently, explore the genres of literature, gain experience using the library computer program and learn to use their imagination to focus on the big questions of life. The library provides a quiet space in each boy’s busy life and offers our students the opportunity to explore any type of book that interests them. In the library, Lower School boys learn to select and critique books so that they can expand their world(s). Our library is a sanctuary of imaginary space where boys will begin the process of lifelong, independent learning.

The focus of the libraries is to support the curriculum, assist with research, and provide an extensive Fiction collection for reading enjoyment. Our intention is to graduate students as competent users of information and give young men the tools to become critical thinkers as well as instilling in them a voracious appetite for reading.

The libraries achieve these goals by subscribing to an academic periodical collection, providing audio and visual materials, and access to a wide array of specialized online databases for current and historical newspapers, magazines, reference books and multiple encyclopedia sources. Access to our collection is available to all members of the Brunswick community and our professional staff is proficient in all manner of information literacy and retrieval, and as a reader’s advisor.