The Library Services program at Perkiomen School provides the school community with access to the information resources and skills needed by inspired 21st century learners.
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Director of Library Services
At Perkiomen School since 2009
At Perkiomen School since 1999
The Carnegie Library of Perkiomen School was built in 1913 to serve the needs of both 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 A major weeding project removed nearly 9,000 outdated books from the shelves to make way for new books and e-resources.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.
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.
This summer, the all-school read is There Is No Long Distance Now: Very Short Stories by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Upper School students will read one other book from the list of suggestions from the Upper School Student Summer Reading Leaders.
Students in ESL classes are not required to read another book besides There Is No Long Distance Now: Very Short Stories, but are still encouraged to read for pleasure.
Students taking AP courses in 2018-19 can expect to have reading or assignments during the summer; those have been distributed by the AP teachers and will be posted to the Summer Reading Guide soon for access during the summer.
For the all-school read, Middle School students should choose ten stories from a list of selections from There Is No Long Distance Now: Very Short Stories, to be found here.
Middle School students will also choose one book from the list of options for their grade level and read or listen to at least one other book of their own choosing. For ideas, try the Reading Olympics or PA Young Readers’ Choice lists for next year!
Middle School students in ESL classes are not required to read another book besides the selections from There Is No Long Distance Now: Very Short Stories, but are still encouraged to read for pleasure.
Families are encouraged to review the choice books together, so that students can choose books that are right for them as well as appealing to their reading tastes.
Please send questions to Director of Library Services, Katie Hammond: firstname.lastname@example.org