THE PERKIOMEN SCHOOL LIBRARIES
The Library Services program at The Perkiomen School provides the school community with access to the information resources and skills needed by inspired 21st century learners.
This Month @ your library
It's National Library Week April 12-18! Celebrate by "checking out" one of the pop-up libraries that will be, well, popping up all over campus. You never know where you'll find a library these days...Follow @perklibrarian on Twitter to get updates.
On April 28, the Upper School Reading Olympics team will be going to their competition at Wissahickon High School. "The Hottest Team in Booktown," named for one of this year's books (see poster below) has been working hard all year to read all of the books on the list. Wish them luck!
Borrow ebooks and audiobooks to read or listen to on your iPad!
We are very happy to announce that the library now offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks through our new OverDrive site. Borrow books to read or listen to on your iPad! Other devices are also compatible. Log in to the Perk OverDrive site using your Perk username as "Library card number" and your email password as "Pin." Browse our collection of eBooks and audiobooks and start reading or listening in seconds!
About Carnegie Library
The Carnegie Library of Perkiomen School was built in 1913 to serve the needs of both The Perkiomen School and the surrounding community. This library is the only one of its kind to be donated by Andrew Carnegie to a secondary school.
In 2010, Carnegie Library underwent extensive renovations, both to the building and the collection. A major weeding project removed nearly 9,000 outdated books from the shelves to make way for new books and e-resources. The space includes 20 networked student workstations, a classroom area with an ActivBoard, and comfortable reading areas as well as the original oak reading tables and circulation desk.
The library works closely with faculty and students to promote and support inquiry, research skills, and the effective sharing of knowledge and information as well as the joy of reading.
Nallo Media Center
The Nallo Center in the Hollenbach Middle School is where you'll find middle school students studying, working on computers, designing (and playing) computer games, writing original stories, editing videos, playing chess and Stratego, eating pizza with the Reading Olympics team, and, of course, finding new and exciting books to read.