The library is a space to imagine, learn, explore, create and share knowledge and ideas in a caring environment. Our beautiful and spacious library is fully equipped with comfortable study areas, as well as a reading corner with beanie bags and comfortable seats for storytelling and for individual reading time. All students, teachers, and school personnel have full access to the Patricia Clare Library at the Parkville Campus. Our library is staffed by a full-time professional librarian, Ms. Cindy Jiménez, as well as a full-time library assistant, Ms. Annette Nieves. We have an excellent collection of resources including: Reference, Puerto Rican and Professional collections, as well as Non-fiction, Biographies, Fiction, Picture books, Award Winning Books, Books with puppets, Big Books, and Special collections. The library also provides computer software, wireless Internet access, magazines and professional journals, and educational online databases for lower and upper elementary students. These databases can be accessed through Internet, using our Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) for research and resources needed outside school hours. Students in grades PPK-4 visit the library for enrichment, storytelling, reading motivation, research, and instruction on a fixed visit schedule. Students in grades fifth and sixth can visit the library on their own time or be scheduled by the teachers during class time for curriculum-oriented instruction, project-based research or orientation. Our library also supplies AV equipment for classroom use. All students can borrow materials for two weeks. Students in PPK and Pre-Kinder may borrow books and have parents/guardians sign for them. All parents, who wish to use the library, both the general and the professional collection, are more than welcome.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday – 7:30 am – 3:15 pm
Friday – 7:30 am – 3:30 pm