Our library contains over 19,000 books and is an essential part of our educational program. Under the guidance of a full-time Media Specialist and an assistant, our students use the library for research, to learn library skills, and for pleasure. Every class visits the library regularly and students are encouraged to check out books to enjoy at home or in the classroom.
 
The library is a spacious building with a reading loft, a storytime nook, and computers for online catalog look-up. Click here to view a 360 virtual tour of our library.

Students are instructed in library and research skills, and the library staff provides an enriching environment that fosters literature appreciation.

Books are labeled with their Accelerated Reader (AR) level and students are able to take AR quizzes on the computers located in the library. This online program helps to personalize and guide independent reading and is fun for the students.

Library Goals

The St. Mark’s library program focuses on helping students develop an appreciation of books and learn effective research skills. The goals of the program are to:
  • Encourage a life long appreciation of literature.
  • Enable students to locate and critically evaluate information.
  • Guide students in accessing the resources of the library appropriately.
  • Expose students to visiting authors and their works.
  • Expose students to a variety of literary genre.