Our Libraries

Batten Library

The Batten Library is central to promoting research and reading in the life of the school. The librarians work closely with the Upper and Middle School faculty to integrate research projects into the curriculum and to teach students the skills and strategies they need to conduct research thoughtfully and effectively. Our library staff is also committed to helping our students develop a love of reading. The library is well stocked with popular fiction and non-fiction books, and our librarians are always happy to recommend books to students and faculty. In addition, the library hosts a number of special events to promote pleasure reading, including author visits and the school’s bi-annual Book Fest.

Cooper Library

The Lower School Library's mission is to instill in each student a lifelong love of learning and reading. The Cooper Library is one of the largest and most technologically-advanced libraries in the state.  The library's collection includes over 28,000 titles, and the facility includes a classroom, story room, computer lab, research classroom, and a tutoring room. Two librarians and three research teachers provide instruction and a variety of activities which support and enhance the curriculum of the Lower School.

Each fall, the Cooper Library hosts a visiting author. Past visits have included nationally renowned and award-winning authors and illustrators such as Kenn Nesbitt, Janet Stevens, Susan Stevens Crummel, Carmen Deedy, Jim Arnosky, Avi, Brian Floca, Floyd Cooper, Pamela Duncan Edwards, Henry Cole, Steven Kellogg, Jerry Pallotta, Richard Peck, Brian Pinkney, Jack Prelutsky, Robert San Souci, and David Schwartz.