The library strives to support the mission of the school by providing the students, faculty, administration, and other professionals training in the Orton-Gillingham Approach with a wide range of educational materials on all appropriate levels of difficulty and with varying formats and points-of-view. The library makes available to faculty, other professionals as specified by the Administration of the school, parents, and students a collection of materials that will enrich and support the curriculum and further the education of those seeking to learn more about dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham Approach.
Collection: Over 8300 books and reference materials are housed in The Schenck School Library. A Writing/Research Lab is adjacent to the library and available for teaching reference skills or working on individual or group projects.
Classes: All grade levels visit the library weekly.
Checkout: Students may check out books for a two week period. The charge for an overdue book is a can of food for donation to an area food bank or homeless shelter. Lost books will be charged at the replacement cost.
Birthday/Honor Books: The library maintains a shelf of books for donation available for purchase at the School’s cost. Contact the librarians to choose a book. Information on available books can be emailed, or the books may be chosen in person.
Magazines: The library has subscriptions to My Big Backyard, Ranger Rick, National Geographic for Kids, Sports Illustrated for Kids, American Girl, Boys Life, and Kids Discover as well as a number of professional journals and magazines.