Clagett McLennan Library
The mission of Bement’s Clagett McLennan Library is
two-fold; to promote a love of reading in all students and to teach
information literacy skills to promote 21st century learning. Through a
dynamic school library program that promotes reading for pleasure and
enhances and supports curriculum, students will become efficient,
effective users of information with the skills and solid knowledge base
to become lifelong learners and flourish in the 21st century.
Marcia Bernard, Librarian
(413) 774 -7061 x112 • email@example.com
Library Hours: The library
is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Bement library is a dynamic learning hub for the
entire school. Warm and inviting, flooded with natural light, the
library consists of four rooms. On any given day, these spaces can be
found full of students reading, researching, exploring, and creating.
During the colder months, children love to gather by the fireplace and
get lost in a book.
Clagett McLennan Library
The library collection consists of 9000+
titles, including print, e-books, and audio books. Students from
kindergarten through ninth grade will find a range of books appealing to
their interests. Lower school students visit the library each week for a
class with the teacher librarian. Sharing stories, learning to access
information, and using the library independently to pursue personal
interests are important parts of our program. Upper school students
often visit the library as part of a content-area class to work
collaboratively or conduct research.
The library houses 15 Apple computers to aid in
online research, including access to 30 electronic databases and online
Adjacent to the library is the computer lab housing
an additional 17 Apple computers and a projector. The lab is used for
class instruction, research, word processing, and creative projects such
as movie making. Students school-wide are introduced to computational
thinking and programming as well as an array of web 2.0 tools.
Grace Bement Reading Room
A gift to the school from alumnae of the Grace Bement
era, this room with riser seating is often filled with children
engrossed in a story, attending health class, or listening to a speaker.
Equipped with an Apple TV, the room is also used to share media
presentations and videos.
The Haas Media Room Maker Space
Newly reinvented in 2014, the media room has
been equipped as a hands-on exploration center. With opportunities to
design for the 3-D printer, film in front of the green screen, or build
with a vast collection of LEGOs, students of all ages can explore,
build, and create in this new space.
The Clagett McLennan Library is a member of the Massachusetts Library
Library resource page: https://bementlibrary.wikispaces.com/home