Good Shepherd Montessori School

GSMS School Library

Good Shepherd Montessori School has a dedicated library with thousands of nonfiction and fiction titles available for students. Materials in the library are chosen to support and enrich the Montessori curriculum and instruction objectives and to provide students with a variety of choices for their own reading pleasure.

In keeping with Montessori philosophy, the browsing and check-out procedures encourage students to be self-directed learners. The volunteer librarians who work with the student avoid placing barriers between the students and resources, although librarians do make recommendations concerning the age appropriateness of a text. As always, we recommend that parents remain aware of what their children are reading, and maintain an on-going dialogue about what is appropriate.

Children may borrow up to two books at at time from the library for a two-week period.  The books must remain on school property for use in the classrooms.  Parents may take home the books they borrow from the “Parent Resources” section of the library for a two-week period.

Volunteering

Please contact our volunteer library coordinator if you’re interested in helping to staff the library. Our goal is to have at least one volunteer in the library and available to help students whenever school is in session. Contact library@gsms.org.

Wishlist

Would you like to donate a book to the Good Shepherd library? Wishlists of books requested for use in the library and classrooms can be found on the GSMS 2015: Good Shepherd Montessori Library Wish List at

https://amzn.com/w/3FNQK7NHHF0VR.

Online Catalog

We update our online library catalog several times a year. You can search most of our collection from home any time at

https://18710.rmwebopac.com.