Let’s all say it together: There’s nothing like a good book. Fostering a love for reading is one of the most important tasks educators undertake, and our St. Francis Crum Library and Technology Center, as well as our Primary School Library, more than meet the task. From satisfying curious minds with the latest research tools to hosting book club sessions and dynamic author visits, our library staff takes pride in helping students explore ideas and information in order to use them effectively. Both libraries are open to students and parents from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. while school is in session.
The Crum Library and Technology Center hosts weekly classes for kindergartners through third graders, with topics set to enrich the classroom curriculum. Grades 4–8 enjoy flexible library scheduling, using the library as needed to check out books or conduct research. The facility is housed inside the main building.
Primary students visit the Primary School Library for playful and interactive library lessons. Children in the Primary II and Bridge classes may check out books. In addition, parents are encouraged to visit the library and check out age-appropriate books for reading time at home. The lovely new library is housed on our South Campus in the administration building of the Primary School. Visitors are always welcome!
Each year, St. Francis welcomes storytellers and guest authors who bring with them a wealth of insight into the writing process and the writer’s life. Before these sessions, students have the opportunity to become familiar with the authors’ books. They can also purchase a book autographed by the author during the visit.
To avoid a potential regression in skills over the summer (known as the "summer slide"), we offer our Lower and Middle School students fun and engaging ways to build their independent reading skills. We add math to the mix for our Middle Schoolers to raise confidence levels and proficiency. This summer, we want to encourage students to pursue reading and math for enjoyment. The more independent and self-motivated students become, the more likely they are to develop into self-driven, lifelong learners.
- Summer Reading—Entering Kindergarten
- Summer Reading—Entering First Grade
- Summer Reading—Entering Second Grade
- Summer Reading—Entering Third and Fourth Grades
- Summer Assignments—Entering Fifth Grade
- Summer Assignments—Entering Sixth Grade
- Summer Assignments—Entering Seventh Grade
- Summer Assignments—Entering Eighth Grade