Bell Library News

October 2013

Welcome to the library!

It's been an exciting year in the library so far! With lots of class visits, fun activities, and new books, there's been a lot of activity in our space.


Every month, I'll be sending out one of these newsletters to share some of what's happening in the library. To enlarge any of the photos, just click on them!

New Library Website

The Bell Library website, with its growing number of project and class research guides, as well as access to library databases, is being heavily used by students. Since the site was launched at the beginning of the school year, 1,248 visitors have visited the site 1,901 times (through October 17).

Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board has officially formed! Ten members will be meeting regularly to plan library events, promote the library, and help guide the library's future. If you are an Upper School student who is interested in joining, please get in touch with one of our three heads: Maggie Richardson, Sierra Yanaway, or Kat Kelley.


Upcoming Events

Scary Story Night

Saturday, Oct. 26th, 7pm

230 Bushy Hill Rd

Simsbury, CT

Come share scary stories and then make yourself feel better with hot chocolate and snacks!


Game Night

Saturday, Nov. 9th, 7pm

230 Bushy Hill Rd

Simsbury, CT

Board games, snacks, music, and more!


Bell Library Connections: library news and resources for faculty

In this month's installment: using Twitter to develop a sense of audience, literary Halloween costumes, historical map collections, improving empathy through reading, and more.