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  • A space for minds

    To roam free
The Steward School campus houses two libraries serving the unique needs of our school population. Together, Steward librarians Carlee Cutchin (Lower) and Crystal Hamlin (Middle and Upper) curate targeted reading selections and research sources to build knowledge and grow curious readers and scholars.

Lower School

Steward's Lower School library offers nearly 12,000 books available for checkout, fostering a wide appreciation for literature and supporting curriculum through collaboration with teachers. Students are encouraged to cultivate their imaginations in Charlotte’s Corner, a cozy and inviting area for young readers. Developing digital researchers have access to online encyclopedias that can be navigated on student iPads.

Students are encouraged to return, browse, and check out books any day of the week. Each day has 2-3 scheduled periods for open checkout and book returns. In addition to books in the library, the students have access to ebooks and audiobooks. The readings we do in each grade level help foster an appreciation of different types of literature and instill a love of reading. Those research skills students begin in the Lower School library will help them in completing their coursework as they transition to Middle School.

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Middle and Upper School

The expansive, light-filled Middle and Upper School library provides instruction space, tutoring rooms, and collaboration labs in addition to its collection of more than 8,000 print titles available for checkout. Quiet collaboration is encouraged in this space so that students can come together to complete projects in an academic commons setting.

The Middle and Upper School Library utilizes 21st-century research platforms to support our young digital scholars. These online databases and electronic resources are introduced to our students in Middle School, and research skills are fine-tuned in the library during freshman seminar.

Teachers frequently bring their classes to the new Maker Space for projects, and the librarian regularly hosts maker/tinker sessions.

Students must adhere to The Steward School's Acceptable Use Policy while in the library.

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  • Facilities

    The library space features two instructional classrooms equipped with smartboards, computers, a copier for student use, a green room for video projects, and a large collaboration area. There is also a healthy vending machine in the library, so that visitors can enjoy snacks and drinks.

    The library has a dedicated makerspace that includes a 3D printer, two sewing machines, Makey Makey invention kits, a poster printer, and all the art supplies imaginable! This space is available to students for drop-in use but is also used for collaborative lessons between the librarian and classroom teachers. 

    Additionally, the library features a wellness area that includes a fit desk, coloring space, puzzles, and other meditative activities. Students can also find a curated collection of health and wellness materials to read and check out near the health and wellness coordinator’s office.
  • Middle/Upper School Catalog

    See what's available among the thousands of print, video, and digital materials housed in the Middle and Upper School library.
  • LibGuides

    The Middle and Upper School library maintains a LibGuides website that serves as an all-in-one resource for Steward’s students. It includes Modern Language Association (MLA) help, reading recommendations, updates on what is happening in the library, a showcase of student work, and more.
  • Hours

    The Middle and Upper School library is open from 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day; the library closes at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays to facilitate faculty meetings.

Meet the Librarians

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    Carlee Cutchin 

    LS Librarian
    (804) 740-3394 x6555
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    Crystal Hamlin 

    MS/US Librarian
    (804) 740-3394 x5307
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