Darlington School: Library Services
 

Library Services

Opening your mind to the world at your fingertips.

Our libraries offer more than books. They are the hub of intellect, where active learning is paramount. From pre-K through graduation, our library services team works alongside teachers to support a love of reading, curiosity about the world, and academic development.
Our librarians are an essential part of the Cycle of Learning and they work with faculty and staff to support assignments and projects. They also work to promote diversity, intellectual integrity, and freedom of inquiry and expression.
The Joanne G. Yancey Library is the information center of Thatcher Hall and the hub of the Pre-K to 8 division. Students in pre-K to second grade are seen twice every eight days, while third grade comes once every 8 days. Grades 4-8 have a flexible schedule in which they can come to library at any time during the day.
The library skills taught at each grade level are chosen with particular attention to the developmental level of the student. These skills include recognizing and using the parts of a book; differentiating between fiction and nonfiction; becoming familiar with the areas of the library—fiction (picture books, early readers, easy chapter books, chapter books) and nonfiction (including biography and reference); understanding the Dewey Decimal System; using the computer catalog and locating materials; and selecting and using appropriate reference sources to locate desired information.
Librarians team with classroom and enrichment teachers to facilitate research projects and collaborative opportunities.
Library Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The McCallie-Kennedy Library, serving grades 9-12, offers daily access to more than 11,000 volumes plus online and audiovisual resources, periodicals and computers for student use. Our subscription databases are available to our patrons both on and off campus. In addition, library personnel are available to assist students with research questions and materials selection.
Our space is designed to accommodate different learning styles and needs with two large group study classrooms, one silent study room, and one area specially designed for multimedia assignments and study. Our flexible space is home to many different iPeriods, advisory groups and student-led clubs.
Library Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.