Dwight School Libraries

Trimester 3 Updates

April is National Poetry Month!

Dwight celebrated Poem in Your Pocket Day on April 29. Some of our poetry activities included:

  • Students and faculty in grades 1-8 carried poems in their pockets to share with friends and family.
  • Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh graders participated in a poetry slam and had the chance to create book spine and blackout poetry.
  • High school students visited Timothy House classrooms to share poems with younger students. One high school participant reflected:

"This was a great experience for me to be able to read a poetry piece to different grade levels. I could see how happy and interested I was making them, with such simple words. Personally I love poetry myself so I saw it as an opportunity to share my own passion with a bunch of children from my own community at Dwight."

Fifth Grade creates library board games!

Students in Fifth Grade have been studying the research process: how to find reliable and useful resources, how to access information from those resources, and how to organize their newly-found information. They created board games, using the five essential elements of games, as a method to better understand the research process.

Check out our Libguide!

Libguides are customizable sites that allow for the curation of resources. Our libguides are continually in progress, as new collections are created and new resources added.


ECD and Timothy House Students Explore New Libraries

Four year-old students, from the ECD Campus, visited "Big Dwight" for a special story hour in the library. Gray Dolphins, Orange Clownfish, and Green Sea Turtles, rode the shuttle up to Dwight, enjoyed story time and then borrowed books to take home and share with their families.

How Do You Say "Read" In....

Students who speak languages other than English have written the words for "read" or "to read" in these languages. These signs hang in the Lower School and Middle/Upper School libraries.

Summer Reading Book Browse

Sixth and Seventh grade students has the chance to visit the library to browse through some of their summer reading options.

End of the Year Lunch Reads

This year in 6th Grade Lunch Reads, we made it through five and a half books in Margaret Peterson Haddix's Shadow Children series. These dystopian novels take place in a world where families are limited to two children. Any children beyond the allowed two are considered illegal and must remain in hiding. Fake ID's play a big part in the books. To celebrate the end of the school year, lunch readers created their own fake identities and made fake ID cards, complete with photos (taken wearing wigs, glasses, and, of course, mustaches).

Facts and Figures

There were over 4000 circulations in the Lower School Library this year!